A Proof 2014-W National Baseball Hall of Fame gold $5 half eagle
believed by its owner to be missing the W Mint mark is not missing the
Mint mark after all.
A spokesman for Numismatic Guaranty Corp., the third-party grading
service to which the collector submitted the coin for examination and
grading, confirmed to Coin World April 21 that the W Mint mark
is indeed on the coin.
The W Mint mark is positioned in the lower left of the coin’s
reverse to the left of the stitching.
NGC had received the coin for examination on April 18.
The coin’s owner submitted blurry images taken of the coin in the
plastic capsule that were posted online April 14 at MintNewsBlog.com.
The angle at which the images were taken obscured any evidence of the
Mint mark, which is oriented on an outer area of the convex or “domed” reverse.