united states


Question by  mikey (29)

What does mint mark mean on a penny?


Answer by  Roland27 (16334)

The mint mark on a penny indicates which mint the penny was printed at. You will find it on the front on the right hand side. Depending on the mint mark on the penny it could be of some value. The older ones especially since they are made of more copper than the newer ones.


Answer by  Jaggers (1018)

Mint mark means the United States Mint that struck the penny. Different mints produced various quantities of pennies in any given year. If the other qualities of two pennies are deemed equal, the mint that made fewer pennies that year would be rarer and thus more valuable to the collector.


Answer by  bsatterfield (131)

The mint mark is the location where the coin was created. If the coin is stamped with a "P" it means it was minted in Pennsylvania. If the coin is stamped with a "D" then it was minted in Denver. This applies to all coins, not just pennies. So it is only a P or D as the options.


Answer by  Dontbugme (697)

A mint mark on any U.S. coin indicates which mint produced the coin. Pennies are minted in Denver or Philadelphia therefore a "D" on a penny means it was minted in Denver. Though a "P" means that a coin was minted in Philadelphia, a penny minted there will not be marked in any way.

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