In 1975, the Philadelphia Mint struck millions of dimes without a mint mark. Although not very common, they are still worth their face value. They are also valuable in Proof sets. While you are unlikely to find one in your pocket change, they can be worth a lot more than face value. Here are some facts about them. – Why are they rare? – What’s the difference between these and proof dimes?
– These coins have no mint marks, making them more valuable. These coins have brightly mirrored surfaces, making them much more valuable than regular Philadelphia mint coins, called circulation and business strikes. You can still spend a 1975 dime as change. If you find a proof coin in a 1975 proof set, it will be worth more than $1,100. However, if you are lucky enough to come across a 1971 no-S dime, you’ll be lucky.
– When comparing a 1971 nickel with a 1970 dime, don’t compare the color of the coins. Copper pennies will have a reddish-brown hue. Aluminum pennies are a light, silverish color. If your coin doesn’t have a mint mark, you might be able to differentiate between it and a 1974 dime. So, what are the differences between a 1974 dime and a 1970s dime?
– When the 1970s started, a special set of dimes was struck at the West Point Mint. This was the first time a West Point dime was struck in a non-bullion coin. As a result, the West Point Mint produced the special 1996-W Roosevelt Dime in a Mint Set. The 1970s saw the first no mint mark dimes issued in the U.S.