Wednesday, August 17, 2005

U.S. Mint .Gov

Do you have a mint or proof set and want to find out its value? Leave a comment and I will do my best to find out the price and history for you.

I got my mint coins today. Since about 2000 I've been buying coins and currency from the United State Mint Online Product Catalog. I usually keep it to less than $100 I don't buy repeats because I don't plan on selling my collection or making any type of profit. This is not always the wisest choice the 2001S silver proof set sold for $31.95 but now has a red book value of $120.00.

I bought the two newest Proof sets, a proof coin is one made especially for collectors it is characterized by a mirrorlike surface, extreme brilliance and high, sharp details. They are non-circulating but it's not impossible to find them in your change, they are sometimes confused with first minted coins because of the prooflike properties. The dies used to make them are different though.

Here are my Silver Proof and regular Proof set.....

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Click on the picture for a larger image.

The red set is the silver, the blue set is the regular proof.

Here's what comes in the package. The package is a typical white box that barely fits the two sets, it fits in the mailbox with room to spare.

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The price was $60.90 for the two sets and came within two weeks. There is also a flat shipping rate is $4.95 for everything sent in standard rate. I also order an uncirculated mint set, which is just an untouched example of all current coins the mint makes for America, that set is on backorder so I'll have to wait.

This is the official U.S. Mint catalog link.
This is the mint, they have good info and some good images but no prices or values http://www.usmint.gov/

Here's the stats for the sets...
Year: 2005-S Silver Proof
Mintage: 1,069,679
Metal: Silver and regular composition
Value: In original packaging $40.00 ($5.00 increase as of 2012 values)

Year: 2005-S Regular Proof
Mintage: 2,275,000
Metal: Regular composition
Value: In original packaging $12.00 ($6.00 decrease as of 2012 values)

Do you have a mint or proof set and want to find out its value? Leave a comment and I will do my best to find out the price and history for you.

35 dollars worth, for Comments/Questions click here.:

Brian Smith said...

I have a 1976 Lincoln Penny (D) that appears to be gold or bronze in color. Any idea what this coin is or what it is worth?

-b818@yahoo.com

Man said...

1976 Lincoln Penny (D) that appears to be gold or bronze in color.

Many penny have been plated with gold and are not worth anything.

If the actual mixture of copper was light it still does not bring any special value.

I don't know of any off-metal 1976D cents.

If the coin is in mint state it would be worth $0.10.

Anonymous said...

I have a 1943 steel, wheat penny (yes it sticks to the magnet). I see you said the 1944 is worth about $14,500. Can you make my day too?
Pat

*******@yahoo.com

Man said...

1943 steel, wheat penny (yes it sticks to the magnet)

Unfortunately that is normal it's about $0.30 in fine.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know what the mintage numbers are for the last two statehood quarters issued (Alaska & Hawaii) from mints Philadelphia and Denver? Please send your response to "*********@comcast.net". I appreciate your action on this matter. John R. , Annapolis, MD

Man said...

Does anyone know what the mintage numbers are for the last two statehood quarters issued (Alaska & Hawaii) from mints Philadelphia and Denver?

Alaska
Denver-254,000,000
Philadelphia-251,800,000
Total-505,800,000

Hawaii
Denver-263,600,000
Philadelphia-254,000,000
Total-517,600,000

Be aware these figures will change as the mint sells mores bags and rolls over the next few years.

Anonymous said...

How do i post pics? thanks.

Man said...

How do i post pics?

Use a free photo site like Photobucket or imageshack or even Blogger or Picasa and upload them there.

After that just drop a link in my comments.

Anonymous said...

How much is a 1970 D American penny with no fg worth?

Man said...

1970 D American penny with no fg

About $0.03 although there are a few collectors who think the lack of FG is special most hold them as just a common grease or weak strike error.
Unless you can find a coin forum where someone is specifically looking for this coin.

Anonymous said...

We have a Liberty Mint Silver Proof Set of the Air Force Fighters Series. On the back of the proofs it says Americana Festival, William Patterson AFB, Ohio. But we can't seem to find anything out about it online.

Thanks.

Man said...

Liberty Mint Silver Proof Set of the Air Force Fighters Series. On the back of the proofs it says Americana Festival, William Patterson AFB, Ohio.

These are basically souvenirs they were made special for the Americana Festival.

If it has .999 pure on them they are silver and only worth their weight in silver. They are not government official and the amount made were not listed.

If you are more curious about their origins and meaning you should contact someone at the American Festival Organization. Only if they were limited to 50 or less do they have extra value.

Anonymous said...

i have a 1945 wheat penny with no mint mark i was wondering if its worth anything

Man said...

1945 wheat penny with no mint mark about $0.05

Anonymous said...

Hi,

I have a 1944s wheat penny steel with copper coating and it does sick to a magnet. Do I have a very rare and valuable coin, a 1943 steel parchment ??? I have been searching many sites, and the info can be a bit confusing... like not much known on this find maybe?? I know about the 1943 copper and 1944 steel and there is mention on some sites of 1943steel parchments being left in the hopper and being mixed with the 1944 copper. any info would be much appreciated Thank you!

Man said...

1944s wheat penny steel with copper coating and it does sick to a magnet.

Does not sound possible. What you may have is a real steel cent that someone plated in copper and changed the date. It is an attempt at fraud.

No extra value.

That said, weigh it to make sure.

Anonymous said...

oops ment planchets!

Man said...

oops ment planchets!

Understood, still weigh it.

liljim67 said...

After storing a small bag of coins given to me in 1978 by an Uncle, I decided to dig them out to see what I had. I came across 4 pennies. They're what other bloggers have noted as being "steel". They are in great condition, although dirty. They stick to my refrigerator magent. I'm assuming they're steel. These things are really worth something?

Man said...

4 pennies. They're what other bloggers have noted as being "steel". They are in great condition, although dirty. They stick to my refrigerator magent. I'm assuming they're steel.

If you mean U.S. 1943 steel cents they are about $0.30 each.

Ramon Gaona said...

Ramon Gaona Said...

I have a 1944's once cent penny, a 1945's one cent penny and a 1958's one cent penny.. Im from laredo, anyone interested? As I afrecen for them?... thankz

Man said...

1944's once cent penny, a 1945's one cent penny and a 1958's one cent penny

About $0.10 in each in low grade.

Anonymous said...

I have run across a penny with date numbers 197
Do such things increase their value?
Is it more likely mis-minted or corrupted, or is there a way to find out?
Thanks

Man said...

a penny with date numbers 197

Do such things increase their value?

--No.

Is it more likely mis-minted or corrupted, or is there a way to find out?
It is known as a Struck Through Grease error where the die using to make the coin gets filled with gunk and does not allow all of the design to transfer to the coin.

Unfortunately it is so common that it does not add value add.

Anonymous said...

I have a silver colored 1975 penny i was given as a dime any body know what it is? im just curious

Man said...

silver colored 1975 penny

You have to weigh it with a 0.01 gram scale to see if it's an error or a silver plated fake.

Autumn Frazier said...

i have a 1944 wheat it is a real shiny metallic good condition but the edge is a copper or brown color

Autumn Frazier said...

it is magnetic and wights 3.2 g

Man said...

1944 wheat it is a real shiny metallic good condition but the edge is a copper or brown color...it is magnetic and wights 3.2 g

Plated fake it should weigh 2.70g if a real error.

This is a 3.11g copper cent that some one plated with steel or nickel.

Joseph Mitchell said...

I Have a 1955 lincoln penny weighs2.69 grams in a EF 45 back from ANACS Certified,is it rare.

Anonymous said...

If i have a 1955 penny weghing in at 2.69 can that be also like the famous 1943 lincoln peny that weigh in at 3.1 grams.would it be close to a zinc planchet that will be a mint error

Man said...

1955 lincoln penny weighs2.69 grams in a EF 45 back from ANACS Certified

About $35.00, underweight coins are not very common but also not very collectible.

Man said...

1955 penny weghing in at 2.69 can that be also like the famous 1943 lincoln peny that weigh in at 3.1 grams.would it be close to a zinc planchet that will be a mint error

No, but it may be another type of error although if weak and thin I suspect just normal wear.

That said in high grade about $400.00.

Anonymous said...

What is a 1943 steel wheat penny worth with no lettering

Man said...

1943 steel wheat penny worth with no lettering

About $0.30 in fine