Coin and Paper Money Collecting/misprint pennies


I have these pennies i believe are misprints. Will you please answer if correct? A wheat penny 1921 with no letter(MINT STAMP I BELIEVE)...1967 THATS REAL DARK AND NO LETTER UNDER THE DATE AS WELL. A BUFFALO NICKLE WITH NO DATE


A 1921 cent with no mint mark is not unusual. There were 39,157,000 cents struck that year with no mint mark, which means the coin was struck at the Philadelphia Mint. In good condition, the coin would retail for about $0.30. See:

The Mint stopped using mint marks on the cents in 1965. In 1968 they were resumed. There were over 3 billion cents struck in 1967. Circulated coins have no added numismatic value.

A Buffalo five cent coin with no date is likely just very worn. The date was the first area to disappear on this design when the coin circulated and became worn. Dateless Buffalo Nickels sell for about $0.10 cents.

If you live close to a local shop, they should offer an opinion as to it's value and if it is authentic at no charge. Always try and get at least two opinions and try and deal with PNG dealers if possible. If you should decide to sell your items to a dealer, remember they will offer about 50% to 60% of the retail value. Here's a link to find one in your area:

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Ronald Fern


I can answer most all questions relating to US coins, tokens, and currency. I'm not strong on world coins or ancients. Primary field of expertise is errors and varieties. Over 55 years experience in coin collecting. Part time dealer since 1976. Employed by McDonnell Douglas/Boeing for over 34 years as an Industrial Engineer/Technical Specialist before retiring in 2002.


Worked weekends for "Lonesome" John in the late 1960's to mid 1970's processing error coins, packaging, and preparing orders. Worked with John Devine and Fred Weinberg on several California Error A Rama's in the early 1970's. Served as display judge at annual Error-A-Rama coin shows. Opened and operated mail order coin business DBA "CAL ERRORS" in 1976. Contributor to Alan Herbert's "Official Price Guide To Mint Errors" and Fivaz/Stanton "Cherrypickers' Guide". Worked Saturdays at Huntington Beach Coin Exchange 1980-1999. Had table and sold coins at a number of coin and gun shows in So CA, AZ and NV. Sell coins, tokens and currency on Facebook. Past "Errorscope" Editor. Presently CONECA Examiner.


Errorscope, Numismatic News, Civil War Token Journal, Error and Variety News

AA Degree LBCC pre Engineering, 1964 BS Degree CSULB Ind Technology, 1968

Awards and Honors
1st Place EAR Trophy for Civil War Token Errors, NLG Author of Year Award for best monthly coin column "Error News and Views" in small Numismatic paper, owned and published by Ray Anthony.

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