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1975 "No S" Dime

 
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 Posted 05/22/2011  6:23 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add KDMan to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I have been reading that this dime is somewhat rare, I'm not sure all of the qualities of the dime I should be looking for, the extent that I know is that it is 1975, no mint mark is on the coin and I was hoping to maybe get some insight from any knowledgeable guru's. I also have 1965, 1970, 1973, 1977, 1978 dimes with no mint mark on them as well. Any info would be most welcome. Thank you.

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 Posted 05/22/2011  6:35 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Kefiroth to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Those so-called "No-S" dimes are actually Proof dimes that are missing the S mintmark, which all proofs were supposed to have.

Yours are simply business strikes minted at Philadelphia, whose coins didn't bear a mintmark until 1980.
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 Posted 05/22/2011  6:38 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add pyrbob to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Welcome to the forum! The 1970 no S dime refers to the dime in the proof set for that year. All of the coins in the proof sets have an S mintmark but there were some proof dimes released without the S. Dimes from circulation for the years you mentioned did not have a mintmark when they were minted in Philadelphia. So the dimes from circulation you mentioned are all normal dimes from the Philadelphia mint.
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 Posted 05/22/2011  6:40 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add KDMan to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for the info, so how do you tell if a coin is a proof?
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 Posted 05/22/2011  6:44 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Kefiroth to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Proof coins have highly reflective mirror-like surfaces, with sharp detail and a sharp rim. You'll know it when you see one.

Also, all proofs from 1968-present will have (except in case of error) an "S" Mintmark.

EDIT: Also, remember that the San Francisco mint made both proofs AND business strikes for cents 1968-1974 and for nickels 1968-1970.
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05/22/2011 6:48 pm
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