1990 proof penny?

Hey guys this is 1990 penny, what about proof one's? Is this the one?

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  • 291fifth291fifth Posts: 16,618 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Why would you think that is a proof?

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  • RogerBRogerB Posts: 6,518 ✭✭✭✭✭

    No. A modern proof coin has mirror-like fields and frosted relief. Your 1990 cent was struck for circulation (which is just a part of the Mint's 'business')

  • AkbeezAkbeez Posts: 1,983 ✭✭✭

    Here's the real deal from Coin Facts. I'm not sure of the diagnostics, as they are not listed in the CPG.

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  • AUandAGAUandAG Posts: 20,358 ✭✭✭✭✭

    first thing to look at is the overall look. If that passes then examine the rim for squared rims and not rounded. If that passes you probably have a proof.

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  • @291fifth said:
    Why would you think that is a proof?

    Yes I doubt, Coz It's more shinier brighter and very much clear and visible with no mint marks, so if in this case may be.

  • JBKJBK Posts: 3,924 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 31, 2018 6:37AM

    If you were looking only at proof sets, the chance of finding a missing S proof cent would be incredibly small. If you are trying to find one in pocket change the chances are pretty much impossible.

    All new business strike cents are shiny and bright. Some might even be proof like.

  • Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 1,871 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Someone needs to read about proof vs business strike or buy yourself an example proof set to have on hand. Not expensive. Peace Roy

  • CameonutCameonut Posts: 5,880 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I own a 1990 no S proof cent in a PCGS holder.
    This coin is not a proof in my opinion.

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  • Batman23Batman23 Posts: 2,888 ✭✭✭✭

    Not a proof. Normal business strike that has not seen that much business.

  • HemisphericalHemispherical Posts: 1,735 ✭✭✭✭✭

    This may help... this is the process of making proof coins by the US Mint.

  • BillJonesBillJones Posts: 26,923 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 31, 2018 6:07AM

    @Akbeez said:
    Here's the real deal from Coin Facts. I'm not sure of the diagnostics, as they are not listed in the CPG.

    As it shows in this picture, the modern Proof coins have a dramatic look to them. All of them are now Cameo Proofs, which makes their appearance dramatically different from the business strikes.

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  • rickoricko Posts: 63,002 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The above responses list proof diagnostics, none of which appear on the coin in the OP.... Just a business strike cent. Cheers, RickO

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  • @JBK said:
    If you were looking only at proof sets, the chance of finding a missing S proof cent would be incredibly small. If you are trying to find one in pocket change the chances are pretty much impossible.

    All new business strike cents are shiny and bright. Some might even be proof like.

    Alright! And what double die proofs! Looks like something is there when you flip it..

  • @ricko said:
    The above responses list proof diagnostics, none of which appear on the coin in the OP.... Just a business strike cent. Cheers, RickO

    Alright! And what double die proofs! Looks like something is there when you flip it..

  • @Hemispherical said:
    This may help... this is the process of making proof coins by the US Mint.

    Alright! And what double die proofs! Looks like something is there when you flip it..

  • @Batman23 said:
    Not a proof. Normal business strike that has not seen that much business.

    Alright! And what double die proofs! Looks like something is there when you flip it..

  • OldhoopsterOldhoopster Posts: 91 ✭✭✭
    edited January 1, 2019 12:05PM

    @Mahaveer_singh said:

    @JBK said:
    If you were looking only at proof sets, the chance of finding a missing S proof cent would be incredibly small. If you are trying to find one in pocket change the chances are pretty much impossible.

    All new business strike cents are shiny and bright. Some might even be proof like.

    Alright! And what double die proofs! Looks like something is there when you flip it..

    1. Your coin IS NOT a proof. It is a standard business strike
    2. What you see on the reverse is die deterioration doubling. This is not considered an error and adds no additional value to your coin.
    3. There may be a minor die crack coming from the left side of the Lincoln Memorial. Once again, this does not add any value

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  • BUFFNIXXBUFFNIXX Posts: 1,747 ✭✭✭✭

    Baaawaaaah!
    NO!

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  • TwoSides2aCoinTwoSides2aCoin Posts: 40,048 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Look for contrast between the fields and devices. The devices on proofs show a frost ( typically) while the fields tend to be mirrorlike.

    A bright Uncirculated example in mint state can easily confuse many. Don't be confused, but always ask questions.

  • BuffaloIronTailBuffaloIronTail Posts: 3,450 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Calm down Mr. BUFFINATOR. All in all it's just another proof coin in the wall.

    Pete

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  • Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 1,871 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Take a penny, leave a penny.

  • johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 18,377 ✭✭✭✭✭

    that looks like a business strike to me as well, jmo

  • fiftysevenerfiftysevener Posts: 274 ✭✭✭

    Rims are usually a give-a-way.

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