Of course, that’s often the case when people are unfamiliar with something.
I was reading Numismaster, which is an online coin periodical, and came across this article in which an editor who wrote the piece talks about a person who thinks all proof coins are silver coins — and that the ‘s’ mint mark on copper-nickel clad proof coins is there to make unsuspecting buyers think they’re purchasing silver coins.
Wow! Of course, that’s not true.
The ‘s’ mint mark on U.S. coins simply denotes the coin has been made at the San Francisco mint.
And not all proof coins are silver.
That story just goes to show how extreme some of those urban myths can be!
I’m a roller coaster junkie, a weather enthusiast, a frequent traveler, and a numismatist. My love for coins began when I was 11 years old. I primarily collect and study U.S. coins produced during the 20th century. I’m a member of the American Numismatic Association (ANA) and the Numismatic Literary Guild (NLG). I’ve also been studying meteorology and watching weather patterns for years. I enjoy sharing little-known facts and fun stuff about coins, weather, travel, health, food, and living green… on a budget.