I found it!!!! 1990 No S mint mark Lincoln cent? How can you tell?

Discussion in 'What's it Worth' started by devocoins711, Apr 30, 2016.


How can you even tell anyway?

  1. It could be the one?

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  2. I have a 1968 dime no mint mark as well!!!!!

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  1. devocoins711

    devocoins711 New Member

    How do you even tell if you really have a coin that does not have a S on it?

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  3. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Your coin clearly doesn't have an "S" on it...That being said, it is just a normal Philly business strike...
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  4. Markus1959

    Markus1959 Well-Known Member

    One would actually just look at it!!
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  5. BooksB4Coins

    BooksB4Coins Newbieus Sempiterna

    The best place to start, sir, would be to familiarize yourself with the differences between proof and business strikings. The 90-S shown above appears to be the latter, meaning it's not the coin you had hoped it to be, which would be a proof. As for the 68 dime, I can only assume the same; that your coin, unfortunately, is a business strike from Philadelphia that also, correctly, displays no mintmark.
  6. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    Did you take an eraser to the coin?
  7. TJ1952

    TJ1952 Well-Known Member

    Give him time. He's trying to make it look like a proof! :inpain:
  8. TJ1952

    TJ1952 Well-Known Member

    @devocoins711 Picture this without a mint mark:


    That would be a winner!
  9. Lori A Ramsdale

    Lori A Ramsdale New Member

    I have a 1990 with a tiny 0 on the bottom of 0 In 1990
  10. BooksB4Coins

    BooksB4Coins Newbieus Sempiterna

    It's probably safe to say what you're looking at is either some sort of damage or other insignificant anomaly, but the only way for anyone to truly assist you is to post clear photos of your coin.

    Welcome to the forum.
  11. paddyman98

    paddyman98 No Common Cents! Supporter

    Start your own unique thread. With pictures.
  12. Lori A Ramsdale

    Lori A Ramsdale New Member


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  13. GaryLomax

    GaryLomax I collect, therefore I am

    You mentioned a 1990 penny with a possible issue with the date.
    That picture appears to be a 1936 penny with some heavy damage.
    Did you have a question?
  14. Kirkuleez

    Kirkuleez 80 proof

    To the OP. You need to add an option to your poll: "both are business strike coins and are exceedingly common by any standard".
  15. Bambam8778

    Bambam8778 Well-Known Member

    Welcome to the forum! Hope you enjoy everything/one here!
  16. Insider

    Insider Talent on loan from...

    Boy did I get a shock. I opened up "new posts" and saw this question with Markus1959 and TJ1952 posting and figured they were back on CT! I was going to PM the "duckman" and then saw the date of their posts. :(
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  17. BooksB4Coins

    BooksB4Coins Newbieus Sempiterna

    Sad, isn't it? Two perfectly good and (generally) contributing members gone, at least in part, because of the same thing that regularly gets a pass here.
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  18. Kenneth canup

    Kenneth canup New Member

    I have a no mint mark on a 1990 penny that's been in circulation what is the price value good to bad
  19. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

  20. l.cutler

    l.cutler Member

    Yup, one cent.
  21. BooksB4Coins

    BooksB4Coins Newbieus Sempiterna

    With over 99.999% certainty it's worth face. You're thinking of the 90-S no S proof, and while technically possible one could have been released into circulation, the chances of having one are nil.
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