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What Is The Rarest US Coin Ever Minted?

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 Posted 05/13/2021  11:55 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Conder101 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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1814 half dollar struck in platinum

There are three of those.

How about the 1870 S half dime (unique), the 1870 S three dollar gold (unique but there may be a second in the S mint cornerstone.) Does an 1870 S quarter exist? they put a full set of coins in the cornerstone in 1870 and the quarter is the only one now that doesn't have a known example outside the stone. If they made duplicates of the half dime, Seated dollar and three dollar gold, they almost certainly did so with the quarter as well.

Not as rare as some of the others, but the 1853 O no arrows half dollar, no known mintage but 4 examples are known. One of which just turned up fairly recently. All are worn they did go into circulation.
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 Posted 05/14/2021  12:03 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JohnH4444 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I would say 1873 s no arrows half dollar. 5000 minted and none are known today.
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 Posted 05/14/2021  02:57 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I have no idea what that coin may be.
But one thing that I do know for sure:-
It will be a unique pattern experimental strike.
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 Posted 05/14/2021  09:19 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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How about the 1870 S half dime (unique), the 1870 S three dollar gold (unique but there may be a second in the S mint cornerstone.) Does an 1870 S quarter exist? they put a full set of coins in the cornerstone in 1870 and the quarter is the only one now that doesn't have a known example outside the stone. If they made duplicates of the half dime, Seated dollar and three dollar gold, they almost certainly did so with the quarter as well.
That is fascinating, another quarter could be out there and unknown to us.
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 Posted 06/13/2021  11:52 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ballyhoo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I would say the 1964 Peace dollar as well. I would also make a very strong case as to the legality of ownership. Based on mint records, 316,017 were struck beginning on May 12, 1965. In the first week of production Denver Mint Superintendent Fern Miller allowed employees to purchase or exchange for the new dollars, a usual occurrence at the mint. Twelve days later, May 24, the order from President Johnson went out rescinding the order for production. And here's the interesting part. It was at this time that Director Ava Adams sent a letter ahead of her arrival in Denver requesting that all 1964's obtained by mint employees be returned at once. Overseeing the melting operation, and again according to the official mint records, rather than do a physical dollar count, she decided to weigh them instead. Although no legal expert, they were authorized, struck, legal obtained and the mint's own financial books balanced after the fact. It's no different than the 1933 Ten dollar gold, which are legal to possess despite a Presidential Executive Order.
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 Posted 06/14/2021  07:20 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add muddler to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Let's not forget the 1949 double eagle.
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 Posted 06/14/2021  08:08 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Or the 1894-S Barber dime .

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 Posted 06/14/2021  09:24 am  Show Profile   Check nss-52's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add nss-52 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Daniel Carr's overstrikes are not legal tender, despite the fact that they are overstruck on a genuine coin.
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 Posted 06/14/2021  12:01 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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rather than do a physical dollar count, she decided to weigh them instead.
If they did not count them, then they did not see every date on the surrendered coins either. Therefore, it is possible that at least one 1921-1935 Peace dollar was sacrificed in that melt. Possibly more. Many more. At least one 1964-D Peace dollar is out there!
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 Posted 06/14/2021  12:45 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add NumisEd to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Are we not going to restrict this to CIRCULATED business strikes?
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 Posted 06/14/2021  12:53 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Oldfordman to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
There is more likely over one 1964 peace out there. I would be the guy not to surrender my money to the mint like that.
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 Posted 06/14/2021  12:57 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add NumisEd to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
There are tons of 1964 " Peace dollars". All Daniel Carr overstrikes. You can buy one on eBay right now: https://www.ebay.com/itm/184856876900
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 Posted 06/14/2021  12:58 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hfjacinto to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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If they did not count them, then they did not see every date on the surrendered coins either. Therefore, it is possible that at least one 1921-1935 Peace dollar was sacrificed in that melt. Possibly more. Many more. At least one 1964-D Peace dollar is out there!


CORRECT, but considering how the mint has treated people that have coins that haven't been released (see below), I doubt any will ever be seen publicly. Heck if I had one I wouldn't say a word. I wouldn't even post on here to arose suspicion (hence I have none, so if the Mint is following this tread, I don't have any, but check out that jBuck character, he professes too much love for an ugly bald former president )

https://www.coinworld.com/news/prec...le-case.html

HENCE why they are the rarest, there are possibly a few out there that no one will ever talk about, hence its like Schrödinger's Cat, both out there and not at the same time
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If I had one, I would not tell. Important word, had. I would have sold on the black market to build the ultimate Ike collection.

Bald is beautiful!
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