StampsCoinsNotes: Articles in category Mint-mark

Mint Marks on Washington Quarters

Posted: Jan. 18, 2013, 12:02 p.m. by Jason Champion in coins mint-mark quarter

The George Washington quarter first came into circulation in 1932. It was designed by John Flanagan, whose initials appear at the base of Washington's neck. They can be hard to spot, since they are one of the first things to wear off of the coin.

For silver coins before 1964, the mint mark appears just below the wreath on the reverse side. Coins with ā€œDā€ are from Denver, with ā€œSā€ are fron San Francisco ...

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The Jefferson Nickel

Posted: Jan. 17, 2013, 10:14 p.m. by Jason Champion in coins mint-mark nickel

The Jefferson Nickel first came into circulation in 1938. It was the first coin design ever chosen in an open competition and was created by the winner, Felix Schlag. His initials were not originally on the coin, but they were added in 1966.

The reverse shows Thomas Jefferson's home in Monticello.

During World War II, nickel was diverted to the war effort and the coins were made of an alloy that was 56% copper ...

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