bid fiercely online April 5 in GreatCollections' offering of the Cigarra Collection of U.S. coins missing Mint marks.
Proof United States coins missing the S Mint mark, a 1968 Roosevelt, No S dime, graded Proof 68 by
Professional Coin Grading Service, realized $31,102.50 including the
10 percent buyer's premium.
bids were placed by 13 different bidders, according to the
GreatCollections auction results.
No S coins that were part of the Cigarra
Collection and their prices realized are:
Proof 68 Deep Cameo 1990 Lincoln, No S cent, $5,144.70 (11 bidders,
Proof 68 Cameo 1970 Roosevelt, No S dime, $1,875.50 (nine
bidders, 54 bids).
Proof 69 Cameo 1971 Jefferson, No S 5-cent coin, $2,310 (12
bidders, 51 bids).
Proof 69 Deep Cameo 1983 Roosevelt No S dime, $937.20 (19 bidders,
cause of the missing Mint mark errors is the same — the dies used for
striking each coin did not have the appropriate S Mint mark from the
San Francisco Assay Office added. At the time of the cent's striking
in 1990, the San Francisco facility had been elevated to full Mint status.
each of the missing Mint mark coins, the dies for the San Francisco
facility would have been prepared in the die shop at the Philadelphia
Mint. Preparation was to include applying the S Mint mark before
shipping the dies. In each case, either a Mint mark was omitted in
error during the course of preparation, or a die intended for use in
circulation production at the Philadelphia Mint was shipped in error
to the San Francisco facility, where it was given Proof surfaces and
put to use.
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