Hi folks.. Very very newbie coin collector from Canada. I came across what I believe is a 1934 wheat penny with no mint mark. My understanding is that this means it was minted in Philly? Is there anything special about this coin or is that quite common? I don't know very much about coins to begin with. I know a bit about Canadian coins but not that much about American coins. Thanks for your time. Cheers.
Yes, no mintmark on a US cent means that it was struck in Philadelphia. None of the regular issue P-mint wheaties would be considered a key or semi-key, they are all pretty common in average circulated condition.
I'm a newbie too, (aboot a year) but I live down in the States. It's funny because I have learned quite a bit about US coins, but the Canadian stuff might as well be greek. Do you find many of the centennial (bicentennial?) canadian cents in canada? I found my second today- I save 'em.