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1965 SMS Half Dollar, Original Packaging?

 
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 Posted 07/08/2020  2:18 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add ff4266 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi guys,

Just received this 1965 so called SMS half dollar in plastic with a token attached to it.

Does anyone know if this is the original packaging and if it is indeed an SMS type? It doesn't look that shiny like the other years do.

Thanks in advance guys!

Alex





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 Posted 07/08/2020  4:14 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add machine20 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
yes, this is correct
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 Posted 07/08/2020  4:25 pm  Show Profile   Check Yokozuna's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Yokozuna to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
to the CCF!

It looks like it may be cut from the original cello SMS package, but I don't see the normal crimping pattern. Here's the full set.

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 Posted 07/08/2020  6:26 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ty2020b to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Can you post a picture of the reverse?
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 Posted 07/08/2020  7:11 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Conder101 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The token is from a 1965 SMS set, the plastic isn't so as far as I am concerned there is no way to be sure the half dollar is SMS.
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 Posted 07/08/2020  8:46 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add captaincoffee to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
There is lettering imprinted on the side similar to the SMS set, but it does look odd with the non waffled plastic seals between coins. Seems like pulling a switch-a-roo would be a weird way to make money, since there isn't a huge price disparity between the coins. So maybe the plastic just looks odd.
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 Posted 07/09/2020  03:16 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ff4266 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks, that lettering imprinting question convinced it for me. I opened the plastic, the half dollar became much more shinier out of the plastic, and as you can see on this picture, there is the waffled plastic and also the letters saying Special Mint Set.



Now only the 1964 proof and my Silver Kennedy set is complete!
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Now only the 1964 proof and my Silver Kennedy set is complete!
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