Susan B 1979 S

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  1. Rachel Perez

    Rachel Perez Pissed off redhead

    Going through some more " Inherited" coins and came across this proof set. I was examining the mint marks and found that the s mint mark looks kinda wierd. I'm in need of CTs experts again lol. Please take into consideration that it is a proof set so the pic is taken through plastic.
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  3. Rachel Perez

    Rachel Perez Pissed off redhead

    Sorry double post.. Don't know how how to delete..
     
  4. Beardigger

    Beardigger Well-Known Member

    Rachel.....I'd be curious to see a closer picture of the mint mark, and if you can manage a closer picture of IN GOD WE TRUST, that would be cool too.
    I believe yours is an S Business strike, not a PROOF coin.
     
  5. thomas mozzillo

    thomas mozzillo Well-Known Member

    The moderators will delete it when it gets reported as a duplicate post, which I just did.
     
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  7. Islander80-83

    Islander80-83 Well-Known Member

    Well, your coins are not proof coins from the U.S. Mint. They are all business strikes. The San Fransisco mint produced Proof and Business strike coins that year. Your set was put together on the secondary market by the Littleton Coin Company.

    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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  10. thomas mozzillo

    thomas mozzillo Well-Known Member

    Someone please correct me if I'm wrong. It is my understanding that 1979-S Mint type 2 (clear S) SBA's appear 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
     
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  11. MontCollector

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  12. Spark1951

    Spark1951 Accomplishment, not Activity Supporter

    Rachel, the info in the responses is accurate...this is a “filled” MM variety...Spark
     
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  13. MontCollector

    MontCollector Well-Known Member

    Could it really be called a variety on this coin when all the business strikes of this year had this MM?
     
  14. Spark1951

    Spark1951 Accomplishment, not Activity Supporter

    Well, it’s abnormal in a normal vein...if you take my meaning...but I understand what you are saying...one of those...Spark
     
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  15. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    What you have is not a proof set but it was put together by the Littleton coin company in the aftermarket to have all three mint marks of 1979 which was the first year issue for Susan B Anthony dollars. They are all circulation issues but judging by your photo they appear to be uncirculated.

    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.
     
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  16. Rachel Perez

    Rachel Perez Pissed off redhead

    So...I went online to purchase a Redbook.. There are so many! Help?!
    @Collecting Nut :)
     
  17. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    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.
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  18. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    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
     
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  19. CoinCorgi

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    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?
     
  20. MontCollector

    MontCollector Well-Known Member

    From what I understand...Yes.
     
  21. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    According to my Redbook, yes.
     
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