Mint Marks

Coins may contain markings (usually small letters or symbols) that identify where they were made, the designer or engraver, or some other form of identification. These are one of three categories:

Most countries only have one mint, and therefore do not use mint marks. Here are some examples of mint marks, as well as pages for countries with many mint marks.

Country Mint Mark Mint
Italy Instituto Poligrafico e Zecca della Stato (Rome)
Spain Royal Mint of Spain