What is the Mint Mark on a Coin? Where is the Mint Mark?

In this video we cover some coin basics – What is the Mint Mark on a Coin? and Where is the Mint Mark?

  • Indian Head penny the mint mark is on the reverse below the wreath. A mint mark was only used in 1908 and 1909.
  • Lincoln Cent, the mint mark is below the date on the obverse. Liberty or V Nickel: on the reverse just below the.between the words “United States of America” and “CENTS” on the left-hand side.
  • Indian Head or Buffalo nickel: on the reverse below the denomination of FIVE CENTS.
  • Jefferson Nickel: since 1968, the mint mark follows the date on the obverse. The 35% silver nickels minted between 1942 in 1945 have the mint mark on the reverse above the Monticello building. Between 1938 and 1964 the mint mark is on the reverse on the right-hand side lower corner of Monticello.
  • Barber or Liberty Head Dime: on the Bottom of the reverse just below the ribbon of the Laurel wreath. Winged
  • Liberty Head or Mercury Dime: On the reverse near the bottom to the left of the oak branch. Roosevelt Dime since 1968, the mint mark is right above the date on the obverse.
  • Washington Quarter since 1968, the mint mark is on the obverse at the four o’clock position, just behind the ribbon on Washington’s hair.
  • Statehood Quarter, the mint mark is just below “In God We Trust” on the obverse.
  • Franklin half dollar: on the reverse just above the Liberty Bell between the two bolts protruding from the top of the wooden yoke.
  • Kennedy half dollar: In 1964 it was on the reverse just below the left talon of the eagle and above the word HALF. From 1968 until the present, it is on the obverse just below the truncation of Pres. Kennedy’s bust and above the middle to numerals of the date.

 

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