Coin and Paper Money Collecting/1990 Lincoln no s


My husband recently passed away. He was a collector. I found a 1990 Prestige set, a 1990 Mint Proof Set and 1990 Uncirculated Coin Set that says with D and P mint marks.  All the Lincoln cents in the Prestige and Mint Proof Sets have s marks. But one of the Lincoln cents in the uncirculated set had no mint mark.  I want to make sure it's not one of the rare ones. I dont think it is.


You guessed right. You have a common circulation strike cent. The no mint mark coin in the Mint set is the coin struck at the Philadelphia Mint. The cent does not have a "P" mint mark. The "rare" coin is in the Proof set, where the cent is missing it's "S" mint mark from San Francisco. There are only coins struck at the San Francisco mint in the proof set, and all the coins should have the "S" mint mark on them.

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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.


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