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#1 ikaros

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Posted 29 May 2017 - 02:21 AM

I got my first 2017 cent in change today.

 

Scratch that.

 

I got a 2017-P cent in change today.  Philadelphia-made cents are now mintmarked.

 

News to me -- I hadn't heard they were adding a mintmark to the penny.  Is this a known thing and I'm just not paying attention?



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Posted 29 May 2017 - 03:09 PM

I got my first 2017 cent in change today.

 

Scratch that.

 

I got a 2017-P cent in change today.  Philadelphia-made cents are now mintmarked.

 

News to me -- I hadn't heard they were adding a mintmark to the penny.  Is this a known thing and I'm just not paying attention?

 

 

It's a new thing starting this year. I didn't know about it but went and did a search. Found a CoinWorld article about it.

 

Here's the link.  http://www.coinworld...-time.all.html#



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Posted 30 May 2017 - 01:11 AM

It just looks so weird with that P.

 

Then again, so did all the other denominations when they added it.  It just seems kind of random to have it happen now.



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Posted 30 May 2017 - 01:31 PM

Maybe they're planning to expand West Point and produce cents there, thus the addition of the mint mark. 



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Posted 30 May 2017 - 07:26 PM

Looks like the 'P' is a one-off thing, specifically to mark the Philadelphia Mint's 225th anniversary.  And they deliberately didn't publicize it so they could see how long it took for someone to contact them and ask if it was a real thing or not.



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Posted 01 June 2017 - 03:32 AM

Looks like the 'P' is a one-off thing, specifically to mark the Philadelphia Mint's 225th anniversary.  And they deliberately didn't publicize it so they could see how long it took for someone to contact them and ask if it was a real thing or not.

 

Yes, this is it. I remember reading about this a few months ago. I thought we had a post elsewhere about it.



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Posted 18 June 2017 - 01:12 AM

Saw my 1st one of these the other day, neat. Also, hi guys, long time no see! Lol.



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Posted 20 June 2017 - 12:10 AM

Saw my 1st one of these the other day, neat. Also, hi guys, long time no see! Lol.

 

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Posted 20 June 2017 - 01:37 AM

 
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Posted 20 June 2017 - 01:59 PM

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Posted 20 June 2017 - 02:01 PM

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