Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Rachel Perez, Oct 21, 2019.
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I believe yours is an S Business strike, not a PROOF coin.
Don't know what exactly is happening with the S mint mark. It looks like a filled S from here. Not sure, it's probably normal.
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only on proof coins. Therefore all other S Mint coins are type 1.
Also, there are 2 varieties of the 1979 P Mint SBA dollars, called near date and far date
Check out this thread from 2018
is a “filled” MM variety...Spark
Could it really be called a variety on this coin when all the business strikes of this year had this MM?
Well, it’s abnormal in a normal vein...if you take my meaning...but I understand what you are saying...one of those...Spark
One thing to check for on a 1979-P is the location of the date. There are 2 varieties a narrow rim and a wide rim. A clear example will be in your Redbook. The wide rim is close to the edge of the coin and there is a premium for the wide.
For the 1979S there is a circulation issue and there is a proof issue. The proof issue is the one that has a type one and a type two. Type one is a filled S, it looks more like a blob than an S. Type two, is a clear Svand it's completely rounded.
Looking at your photos it appears that you have the narrow rim or far date as it's known and you have the filled S, which is type one. In other words you have the most common 1979S Susan B Anthony dollar.
Susan B Anthony dollars were only minted in 1979, 1980 and 1981. Due to the size, shape and color they were rejected by the public as beening too much like a quarter. In 1999 the mint produce them again to meet the demands for vending machines.
If you want to have every Susan B Anthony dollar minted you would only have 18 coins to collect. This includes proof issues as well as all the varieties. A relatively inexpensive set but nobody really likes them.
One last thing to note is the reverse on the Susan B Anthony dollar. It is the same reverse that was used on the Eisenhower dollars. The reverse on the Eisenhower dollar was changed for the bicentennial year only.
And yes, I have a complete set of these somewhere around here but I haven't seen them in years as it's packed away.
Some like the large print, others like the binder. Me, I just buy the hardback copy as all of the information is there. As long as it's by R. S. Yeoman you'll be good. Some people collect these trying to get every year since the first issue. I only buy one every 3 or 4 years.
The 1979-S (blob mint mark) is not a proof coin.
There are 3 types of 1979-S. 2 are proof coins and 1 is a business strike.
1979 S 109,576,000
1979 S Type 1 - Filled S - Proof 3,677,175
1979 S Type 2 - Clear S - Proof N/A
Am I right in saying that the "blob" S on the '79 business strike is the same as the Type 1 - Filled S on the '79 proof?
From what I understand...Yes.
According to my Redbook, yes.
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