Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by dbeck22, Apr 20, 2018.
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Looks like a normal Philadelphia minted Cent.
It is still not a proof
That's a nice way of them saying.. "Go away!"
[I posted this in another thread a few months ago, but think it's worth repeating for the OP]
Proof coins are only issued in sets from the mint. It's generally rare to find any proof coin in circulation. Someone would have to go through the effort of breaking open the plastic holder and then spend the coins at face value. What are the odds that someone was lucky enough to get one of the very few No S cent sets and just decided that they would break open the set and spend the coins. The probability would be very, very, very small.
In addition, modern proof coins have a distinctive appearance. If you get any proof cents in change, you'll know it. In 48 years of collecting I've looked at nearly every coin that passed through my hands, I and have probably only received 3 or 4 proof coins total.
The Philadelphia Mint made 6.8 BILLION business strike cents for circulation without the a mintmark. The estimated mintage of 1990 No S Proof cents is less than 200. So, based on the difficulty of Proof coins finding their way into circulation and the number of each minted, which do you think you have?
1990 No S proof
(pic from PCGSCoinfacts)
@dbeck22 ...if you even suspected this was a proof, even a degraded or impaired proof, why would you handle it without gloves?...Spark
1990 Lincoln cent struck at the Philadelphia mint. It doesn't even come close to what a proof coin looks like. Philadelphia struck 6,851,765,000 cents that look just like yours. How can you even come to the conclusion that it is a proof?
They started punching out proofs before they put the S on?
No. This is the type of thinking that will cause you to waste time and attention - yours and mine. There’s a gentleman named Occam here, and he needs a shave.
Bud has good eyes when he is awake and he said NO PROOF, but you must know that by now..RIGHT?
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