Is this a 1990 no S proof ?

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  1. Martha Lynn

    Martha Lynn Active Member

    I got this coin in change today, is this a proof > WIN_20200218_19_15_29_Pro.jpg WIN_20200218_19_20_12_Pro.jpg WIN_20200218_19_22_44_Pro.jpg WIN_20200218_19_23_27_Pro.jpg WIN_20200218_19_25_24_Pro.jpg WIN_20200218_19_25_35_Pro.jpg WIN_20200218_19_26_29_Pro.jpg WIN_20200218_19_29_06_Pro.jpg
     
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  3. green18

    green18 Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    Business strike.
     
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  4. C-B-D

    C-B-D Well-Known Member

    No. Not proof
     
  5. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    This is a 1990 no S proof.
    1990 no S.jpg
     
  6. Martha Lynn

    Martha Lynn Active Member

    WOW ! That is beautiful ! thanx all
     
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  7. green18

    green18 Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    What was it that made you think it was a proof, Martha?
     
  8. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Clearly a Philly minted cent. I echo what @green18 asked and wonder what made you think it was a proof? The edge on the left side?
     
  9. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    It's a nice business strike and not a proof. Philadelphia mint. What made you think it was a proof, if I may ask.
     
  10. Martha Lynn

    Martha Lynn Active Member

    Sure ask away. I thought the field was flat all the way to the rim, then went up at a 90 degree angle.
    Then made a 90 degree to form the edge. For the
    life of me I can't seem to " get it " when it comes
    to determining a proof.
     
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  11. Martha Lynn

    Martha Lynn Active Member

    Months ago I submitted pics of a 1977 s lmc and didn't even recognize it as a proof. Several people
    told me it was a proof. I compare it to every coin
    I suspect as a proof, yet I remain BAFFLED !
     
  12. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    These are proofs. It is very easy to tell between a business strike and a proof, even when they are circulated. Once you find one in the wild, you'll know :)
    12APR 1971S Proof LMC.jpg 11FEB 92S Proof.jpg 06Feb14 1994s Proof.jpg 1990S Proof Find.jpg 1994 S Proof.jpg 2009S Proof Professional Life.jpg
     
  13. Martha Lynn

    Martha Lynn Active Member

    I really do try to " edumacate", myself before posting, but when you have an dumb a** for a teacher.....well
     
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  14. green18

    green18 Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    The rims.....always check the rims. They should be cleanly squared and wire edged. Your example lacks that characteristic. Also, the fields on the coin should be 'mirrored' and that would be evident even on an circulated (impaired) proof coin.
     
  15. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Eh, you'll figure it out sooner or later if you stick around here and keep and open mind and are willing to take a ribbing or two. We will mess with you but it is all in good fun and most here are more than willing to help.
     
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  16. green18

    green18 Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    Teacher? Who?
     
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  17. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Oh now lets not be like this.
     
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  18. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    What? Well, what do you teach?
     
  19. Martha Lynn

    Martha Lynn Active Member

    And yes I looked at the edge and it seemed squared. And felt maybe the mirror finish was
    worn down from being in circulation. Those pics
    you posted really should clear it up, thanx much.
     
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  20. green18

    green18 Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    Can't say. Soldier, poet, scholar, though lacking on all.......
     
  21. Martha Lynn

    Martha Lynn Active Member

    I was poking fun at myself. Hope I did not offend
    any one. I am not a teacher of any thing. I wanted to be a stand up comic but was afraid every body
    would just laugh at me !
     
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