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mintage figures
Philadelphia : 1,898,315,000
mintage classification : URS-32
population in circulation : 81
circulation classification : URS-8
percentage of circulation : 1.62%
Denver : 2,891,438,900
mintage classification : URS-33
population in circulation : 68
circulation classification : URS-8
percentage of circulation : 1.36%
San Francisco (large date) : 690,560,004
mintage classification : URS-31
population in circulation : 21
circulation classification : URS-6
percentage of circulation : 0.42%
San Francisco (small date) :
mintage included in figure above
mintage classification : URS-0
population in circulation : 0
circulation classification : URS-0
percentage of circulation : 0%
San Francisco (proof) (large date) : 2,632,810
mintage classification : URS-23
San Francisco (proof) (small date) :
mintage included in figure above
mintage classification : URS-0
Total : 5,482,946,714
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1970
this year in history...
  • The U.S. Postal Service is paralyzed by the first postal strike on March 18th.
  • On March 23rd, mafia boss Carlo Gambino is arrested for plotting to steal $3 million.
  • On April 9th, Paul McCartney announces the official break-up of the Beatles.
  • On April 13th, an oxygen tank explodes on Apollo 13, preventing a planned moon landing and jeopardizing the lives of the three-man crew.
  • In 1970 Las Vegas casino Coin Castle opens. The casino, one of many, attracts millions of people to Las Vegas deals, hotels and other attractions.
Specific notes about this year's cents...

  • 1970 San Francisco minted cents are known in two different date sizes. Arguably the toughest of all small/large date pairs to detect, one simple rule will sort them in a failsafe manner. read here for more.
  • The San Francisco mintmark tends to be filled with humps and bumps this year. They are often mistakenly identified as repunched mintmarks.
  • A large number of doubled dies involving modified hubs exist this year. They show as often thin and weak bars above and below the cross bar of the 7 of the date.
 

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