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1990 Lincoln Cent Proof Or Business Strike

 
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 Posted 09/27/2022  1:55 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Aref to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hello, How can I tell if this is a circulated proof or not?




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 Posted 09/27/2022  2:24 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
There is no 1990 Philadelphia proof coin.
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 Posted 09/27/2022  2:33 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Nycstlrr to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Proof would have S mint mark
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 Posted 09/27/2022  2:39 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Aref to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
What if it's a circulated proof without the S mint mark?
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 Posted 09/27/2022  2:48 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add nick10 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
then you have a lot of work ahead of you to prove it
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 Posted 09/27/2022  2:51 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Nycstlrr to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
As Coinfrog said, there were no proofs made at Philadelphia. Proof coins were made at San Francisco and would have the S mint mark. This is just a circulation strike coin.
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 Posted 09/27/2022  3:45 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Aref to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@nick10, that was my question. What ways are there to prove that this is a proof coin. I don't even know if this a proof or a regular strike coin.
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 Posted 09/27/2022  3:49 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The coin in question doesn't have a mint mark, meaning it was struck in Philly. If it had a S mint mark (San Francisco), it would be a proof. Another give away is the look of the rim--doesn't look as 'squared' as a proof would be. In sum (and in my opinion), the coin is a business strike Philly cent, not a proof.
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 Posted 09/27/2022  4:35 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Aref to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@ijn1944, I agree.
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 Posted 09/28/2022  12:14 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The missing 'S' is on a proof coin. They are quite obvious to see:

Yours is just a normal coin.
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