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13 May 2021

Type one or Type two?

Coins | Mr. Monetary

I recently acquired this 1981-S Susan B. Anthony and believe it is a proof. The only trouble is, is that there are two types of the coin. The 2021 red book tells me that a certain variation of the 's' mint mark makes the difference between them, but I can't see the 's' well enough under my magnifying glass to decide which type it is. Is there other variations I can use to mark the difference?



Level 5

Either clear of not - that is the "S".

Mr. Monetary

Level 3

After looking at it for a while I found that it is a type one. As a side note, I realize that there is a forum for questions like the one's I've asked using the blog. I haven't been using this website for very long and I apologize for any possible misuse of the blogging platform.

Long Beard

Level 5

I always go by the fore mentioned clear "s"-filled "s". Nice pick-up though.


Level 5

First off, that coin is definitely a proof. Second, the difference is in the clarity of the S mintmark. I don't know of any other way to tell whether it is a type 1 or 2.


Level 5

I'm not sure either. I would have to look it up also. I do have quite a few of those, but haven't paid attention.


Level 7

Longstrider is right. It has to do with the narrow rim.. Just match another date next to that one you will see.we're the rim is narrow


Level 6

I thought it was "wide" or "narrow" rim. I'll be watching to get the answer. Not a fan of this design. Good luck. Thanks.


Level 6

Not one of my favorites... ; )

It's Mokie

Level 6

This article might help: https://www.coinworld.com/news/precious-metals/type-1-versus-type-2-mint-marks.html

I. R. Bama

Level 5

I thought it was the date being near or far from the rim

Mr. Monetary

Level 3

No, that is dealing with other dates, specifically the 1979


Level 5

Following to see the answer. Don't know anything about them.

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