1979 Type 2 proof set?

1979 Type 2 proof set?

Post by Tray Lipscom » Mon, 04 Sep 2000 09:40:54



I recently purchased a 1979 proof set. According to the red book, there are
two types of proof sets for that year. The filled S which looks like the S
mint mark was punched into the coin. And also the clear S which looks like
the S mint mark was punched into the die therefore leaving the mint mark on
the coin setting above the field. While not wanting to question the book, I
would like to make absolutely certain that the two types as I have described
them are correct. My reason for questioning is while I thought I was
purchasing the filled S set I believe I have received the clear S set. I
paid $12 for the proof set and would be thrilled to learn that it was worth
alot more, but I would like to make certain on which set it is that I have.
Also, if I have received the clear S set, should I tell the person I bought
it from about his error? As you can tell I'm new to coin collecting, thanks
in advance for any help with this.

Tray Lipscomb

 
 
 

1979 Type 2 proof set?

Post by Steven Prest » Mon, 04 Sep 2000 12:16:07


Quote:
>I recently purchased a 1979 proof set.
>According to the red book, there are two types
>of proof sets for that year. The filled S which
>looks like the S mint mark was punched into the
>coin. And also the clear S which looks like the S
>mint mark was punched into the die therefore
>leaving the mint mark on the coin setting above
>the field. While not wanting to question the
>book, I would like to make absolutely certain
>that the two types as I have described them are
>correct. My reason for questioning is while I
>thought I was purchasing the filled S set I
>believe I have received the clear S set. I paid
>$12 for the proof set and would be thrilled to
>learn that it was worth alot more, but I would
>like to make certain on which set it is that I
>have. Also, if I have received the clear S set,
>should I tell the person I bought it from about
>his error? As you can tell I'm new to coin
>collecting, thanks in advance for any help with
>this.

A better description would be "blob S" vs "clear S". On the 1979, the
type 1 is the "blob" because the S looks, well, blobby (also known as
the "filled S" type due to the curves in the S looking like they have
stuff in them). The type 2 is the clear S, and the S looks sharp and
distinct without any "stuff" in the curves of the S. The two types are
fairly easy to distinguish and the Redbook does have good pictures. The
1981 types 1 and 2 are much more difficult to tell apart even with
decent pictures. It is likely that if you paid for a type 1 set, then
that is what you got. If however, you did get a type 2 set, what you do
is really a matter of your personal code of ethics rather than anyone
else's opinion. I would take into account the seller- if it was a dealer
who didn't bother to check the set carefully then I wouldn't give
anything extra. If it was someone who just didn't know better, I might
be inclined to send a few dollars extra (but not the whole difference in
value between the two sets). That's just me though, and you shouldn't
feel obligated to send anything beyond the purchase price. Its not like
you took advantage of anyone (assuming this isn't moot anyway if its a
type 1 set after all).
                       -Steve

 
 
 

1979 Type 2 proof set?

Post by Phi » Mon, 04 Sep 2000 12:58:17


Quote:

>>> I recently purchased a 1979 proof set. According to the red book, there are

two types of proof sets for that year. The filled S which looks like the S mint
mark was punched into the coin. And also the clear S which looks like the S
mint mark was punched into the die therefore leaving the mint mark on the coin
setting above the field. While not wanting to question the book...<<<

Both the 1979-S proofs, Type 1 (filled S) and Type 2 (clear S), have mintmarks
which are raised above the field. The difference being that the Type 1 for this
year looks like a blob of metal vaguely resembling an "S"....the Type 2 is
clearly an "S".

If you look in the Redbook's Susan B. Anthony dollar section you will find
photographs that clearly illustrate the difference.

++++++++++
Phil DeMayo
Member Coinmasters and ANA
When bidding online always sit on your helmet

 
 
 

1979 Type 2 proof set?

Post by Rober » Mon, 04 Sep 2000 13:12:24


If you want to learn more check out this web site

 http://userzweb.lightspeed.net/~almostfm/suzybuck.html

Has a lot of the info on the SBA.

Bob
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Quote:
> I recently purchased a 1979 proof set. According to the red book, there
are
> two types of proof sets for that year. The filled S which looks like the S
> mint mark was punched into the coin. And also the clear S which looks like
> the S mint mark was punched into the die therefore leaving the mint mark
on
> the coin setting above the field. While not wanting to question the book,
I
> would like to make absolutely certain that the two types as I have
described
> them are correct. My reason for questioning is while I thought I was
> purchasing the filled S set I believe I have received the clear S set. I
> paid $12 for the proof set and would be thrilled to learn that it was
worth
> alot more, but I would like to make certain on which set it is that I
have.
> Also, if I have received the clear S set, should I tell the person I
bought
> it from about his error? As you can tell I'm new to coin collecting,
thanks
> in advance for any help with this.

> Tray Lipscomb