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5 DECADES OF S MINT PROOF PENNIES

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• The San Francisco Mint started minting Proof coins in 1968;  previously, Proof coins were made at the Philadelphia Mint. 

• Proofs are the highest quality U.S. coins.

• Each coin is struck multiple times under high pressure to bring out the three-dimensional designs and mirror-like background.

• Due to the painstaking minting process, Proofs are limited editions.

• Proof coins are never released into circulation but are made exclusively for collectors.

• The coins are not available individually from the Mint but only in official U.S. Proof Sets.

• This collection includes one Proof Lincoln Penny from each decade it was struck at the San Francisco Mint.

• All coins from San Francisco feature the coveted “S” mint mark.

• The “S” mint mark appears under the date on the obverse of the coin.

• There are five coins – one from the 1960’s, 1970’s, 1980’s, 1990’s, and 2000’s.

• The 1960’s coin is dated 1968 or 1969 and is one of the first-ever Proof Pennies struck at the San Francisco Mint.

• The first Lincoln Penny was minted in 1909 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birth.

• One side shows a portrait of Lincoln.

• The other side features the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.

• The statue of Lincoln can be seen in the Memorial, so Lincoln appears on both sides of the coin.

• Each coin is protected in a clear capsule and the set is displayed in a custom case with a Certificate of Authenticity.




SKU: 01E4
Weight: 1.00
Price: $34.99


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