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1987 circulation strike Lincoln cent with an S mintmark?

I saw this 1987 Lincoln Cent with an S mintmark for sale. Only proof Lincoln cents from that year had the S mintmark, yet this one looks like a circulation strike to me. Is this some kind of error?


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  • 291fifth291fifth Posts: 23,708 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It is probably a proof that has been whizzed or otherwise harshly cleaned. Note how some of the zinc appears to be showing through.

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  • ifthevamzarockinifthevamzarockin Posts: 7,996 ✭✭✭✭✭

    A proof that has been messed with. ;)

  • MsMorrisineMsMorrisine Posts: 31,827 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Can you post pictures outside of the cardboard holder

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  • CentSearcherCentSearcher Posts: 226 ✭✭✭

    @291fifth Good point. If it was whizzed or harshly cleaned, they did a good job, because it looks just like a normal MS cent

    @MsMorrisine These are the only pictures that I have

  • OldhoopsterOldhoopster Posts: 2,930 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It's just an impaired proof. Sometimes it's hard to find a market for low value, individual proof coins, so they can get spent at face value. Yours is a normal proof that spent time in circulation.

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  • BuffaloIronTailBuffaloIronTail Posts: 7,330 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The mintmark is correct for a 1987-S Proof. It was probably spent because it wasn't a Cameo.

    Pete

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  • RampageRampage Posts: 9,398 ✭✭✭✭

    Maybe a well-circulated proof?

  • jdimmickjdimmick Posts: 9,542 ✭✭✭✭✭

    its a proof, that been circ'd , handled, mishandled, maybe even a fish tank retrieval.

    I dump countless proofs daily , proof sets dont sell, so i break most up and spend them.

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yep... That is a mistreated proof.... Can see the zinc.... Cheers, RickO

  • BLUEJAYWAYBLUEJAYWAY Posts: 7,201 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Years ago I got an impaired proof 64 nickel in circulation. Not that odd.

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  • TreashuntTreashunt Posts: 6,746 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Note:
    Pictures in the holder are useless

    Frank

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  • CoinscratchCoinscratch Posts: 7,389 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Guilty! I spent a bunch of them recently.

  • davewesendavewesen Posts: 5,444 ✭✭✭✭✭

    What was the asking price for that 1987-S cent?

  • COINS MAKE CENTSCOINS MAKE CENTS Posts: 1,769 ✭✭✭✭✭

    So this coin was actually listed on my website. It was listed in the proof cent section but was suppose to be listed in the "bargain bin" section for 50 cents. In the craziness of listing 100s of new coins, it was put in the wrong spot.

    This is just a cleaned proof cent that spent time in circulation. We list these in our bargain bin section because I have people who buy them to make jewlery with.

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  • JBKJBK Posts: 14,209 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @COINS MAKE CENTS said:
    This is just a cleaned proof cent that spent time in circulation. We list these in our bargain bin section because I have people who buy them to make jewlery with.

    This just confirms my belief that every coin has a buyer/market/use. The trick for many coins is finding that niche purpose.

  • COINS MAKE CENTSCOINS MAKE CENTS Posts: 1,769 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @JBK said:

    @COINS MAKE CENTS said:
    This is just a cleaned proof cent that spent time in circulation. We list these in our bargain bin section because I have people who buy them to make jewlery with.

    This just confirms my belief that every coin has a buyer/market/use. The trick for many coins is finding that niche purpose.

    I agree all coins have a home somewhere. I have a list of customers that only buy cull coins for various reasons!

    New inventory added daily at Coins Make Cents
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