Mint Marks

Reading the Mint Marks

Knowing exactly where a specific coin was minted adds to the fun of collecting. Many familiar cities such as Rome, Alexandria or London (yes, London England!) had mints which made Roman Imperial coins.

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Mint Marks and Workshops

In addition to the mint mark, a workshop (also called the officina) mark may be present. Many cities would have several workshops where the coins were minted, and these workshop letters can be used to determine which one made the coins (som

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Introduction to Mint Marks

Mint marks are cool! They allow you to figure out in what city your coins were made. Roman mints beginning in the later years of the 3rd century AD ( 270 AD) started to use these marks, which became regular from the time of Diocletian, lat

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