02 Mar 2021

I still don’t get how to tell a proof. Is the 1960 a proof or just toned 1999 for comparison.



Level 5

Doesn't look proof. Did you verify if so? Proof would be a lot more reflective.


Level 5

I wouldn't say it's a proof, though it is in pretty nice shape. Sometimes a coin is considered proof-like (PL) when a circulation issue has reflective surfaces similar to a proof


Level 6

Read your Red Book. It should tell you how.


Level 5

Very hard to tell from a photo. The details and high relief just do not come through.


Level 5

Not a proof. If you can hold the coin at an arms distance away and see your reelection in it, then its a proof.


Level 5

On this coin, the low surfaces do not look like mirrors. It looks like a piece of metal (; Thats where they differ from eachother.


Level 6

Not proofs... ???


Level 4

Yeh I know it’s a no mint mark. Mint marks were in obverse starting 1968


Level 7

The 1960 if it has a mint mark will be on the reverse at the end of the building

We use cookies to provide users the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your cookie settings, we'll assume that you agree to receive all cookies on money.org. You may disable cookies at any time using your internet browser configuration. By continuing to use this website, you agree to our privacy policy and terms of use. To learn more about how we use cookies and to review our privacy policy, click here.