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 Posted 02/13/2018  09:02 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I actually have grown to like the 1965-1969 quarters. Why? Because they show integrity and longevity. They were part of a new paradigm that had to be instituted. The new composition certainly gave the coins strength, as you can see when you find them in change with very little wear 50 years later.
Well said and I have to agree.
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 Posted 02/13/2018  1:43 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jpsned to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Another reason is that they remind me of my childhood.
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 Posted 02/15/2018  7:25 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add wulffy11 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Whether or not you like the 1965 quarters, you gotta love the 1968-D quarters. Those are getting tougher to come by. I look to save those anytime I can.
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 Posted 02/18/2018  12:18 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ty88ty2 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This has been a very good and highly interesting topic read. I am on the side of favoring them. I personally hang onto any of the pre-70's coinage I find(yes this includes the 64' nickels, I know.. ) One day... one day they will become scarce in circulation, and then we'll see who will be laughing then!
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 Posted 02/23/2018  08:49 am  Show Profile   Check John77's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add John77 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Honest truth... I hate new coins (1990-ish going forward) graded MS-69 and MS-70 in slabs a lot more than clad quarters. Probably my biggest pet peeve in the hobby today.
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 Posted 02/23/2018  09:13 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add cointagous to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I don't know if I would use the word hate John but would agree they sure don't invoke any desire to collect any of them.
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 Posted 02/23/2018  09:42 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add cladking to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Funny, I was just thinking about this recently. I actually have grown to like the 1965-1969 quarters. Why? Because they show integrity and longevity. They were part of a new paradigm that had to be instituted. The new composition certainly gave the coins strength, as you can see when you find them in change with very little wear 50 years later.


This does touch on one of the things I like about 1965 quarters. The more they wear away the more evidence of bad strikes and bad dies is worn off of them. Most of them looked like junk in 1965 but now when there are so few left a lot of them do seem to reflect integrity and longevity.

I remember a lot of the 35 year old quarters in 1965 were virtually worn smooth but it's not at all unusual to find a VF or even an XF 1965 more than half a century later.
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One billion, eight hundred nineteen million, seven hundred seventeen thousand, five hundred forty!
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One billion, eight hundred nineteen million, seven hundred seventeen thousand, five hundred forty!


Indeed!

But fewer than nine hundred million survive and almost every one of them is between G+ and XF- condition. In fact 99% are between VG- and VF+ condition and 95% are between about VG and VF-.

There are still SMS examples but regular BU aren't easy to find. Rolls are getting quite scarce even though they were "common" enough until 1975.

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 Posted 02/23/2018  4:50 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Cladking, always bringing the stats and keeping it real.
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Cladking, always bringing the stats and keeping it real.


Of course they're just estimates but they should be pretty close based on my definitions.

I grade clad very tough because they are struck so poorly the letters blend with the rims and they wear so slowly.

Most people just don't realize how fast these are disappearing.
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 Posted 02/23/2018  9:38 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add paralyse to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
To make things more fun, some 1964-dated silver Washington quarters minted in Denver were actually struck in 1965 using the new 1965 reverse dies!

The so-called "Type C reverse" is scarce but doesn't command much of a premium outside of us crazy Washington quarter specialists.

Two of mine, a silver 1964-D with the scarcer Reverse of 1965, and an actual copper-nickel 1965.







As you can see, the first non-silver issues were not exactly well-known for their amazing luster. Little thought was given to how the coins looked; it was all about how durable they were in circulation and how many of them they could crank out. The SMS coins, however, are very attractive and show what "could have been" if the Mint had put a bit of effort into polishing the new planchets.
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 Posted 02/24/2018  10:15 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add wulffy11 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I hated 1965 quarters when I was a kid because I could never find a quarter older than 1965. At the time, I never understood why. Now, I try to save them when I can. I sense theyre gonna be worth a very slight premium soon. Much like the 1944 Wheat penny. Although, high grade 1965 quarters have shot up in value over the years, you would think at some point they will be sought after. It won't be until the 1968-D quarter becomes one that more and more people will save in any grade. Also like the 1944 Wheat cent, the design has since changed and also billions were made.
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 Posted 02/24/2018  5:56 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add kbbpll to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I don't hate them, in fact I quite enjoy seeing them because they've been bouncing around for 50+ years, and chuckle to myself each time because you just _know_ they're still circulating because a hundred other people thought "Drat! So close!", and tossed them back into circulation. Which is what I do - toss them back, and godspeed.

Last time I went through my change stash, I separated P and D mint quarters (for a different thread on here) and then P's by decade, and 25 of 162 P's were 1960s - 15%! - and most of them '65 and '66.
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 Posted 02/24/2018  8:53 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Rainman to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Never really gave themm a second thought until I read this post. I think I may try to get some unc .
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