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 Posted 03/04/2021  09:42 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add twocentsin to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Can someone tell me or is in possession of a picture of the case the 64sms sets came in?
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 Posted 03/04/2021  10:01 am  Show Profile   Check chafemasterj's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add chafemasterj to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I think this is what you are referring to: Maybe?
I swiped the Half Dollar for my Kennedy album.
If you would like the case you are more than welcome to it. I will be discarding it. I could drop it in the mail for free.




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Edit: I did Google "1964 Special Mint Set" like Coinfrog suggested. It appears that there was more than one way in which they were packaged. Mine being one of them.
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 Posted 03/04/2021  10:06 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Just Google "1964 Special Mint Set - images" for the real deal.



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 Posted 03/04/2021  1:38 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Your post was moved to the appropriate forum for the proper attention.
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 Posted 03/04/2021  2:56 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Big-Kingdom to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Not sure what you are talking about.

1964 SMS does not exist in reality. Some coins were found in the estate of mint director Eva Adams after her death, all bought, before anyone noticed what they were, and so that person holds title to them and has since had them all graded and sold at auctions.

they didn't come "in a set", they were never sold by the mint.
many experts believe there are anywhere from 20 to 50 complete sets of coins in existence in all grades combined.
Currently the PCGS Population report shows 22 Lincoln cents, 18 Jefferson nickels, 22 dimes and 28 Kennedy half dollars graded as 1964 SMS. Some of these population figures may be inflated since some of the coins may have been cracked out and resubmitted in hopes of an upgrade, same goes for the NGC ones,, crackouts and resubmits.

they didn't come "in a set" they aren't supposed to exist and were either test strikes for 1965 SMS, or done for sample pieces for some reason, who knows the reason, All of them out there now are graded, came from Eva Adams, U.S. Mint Director estate sale and well-recognized dealer and auctioneer Lester Merkin is believed to have bought them from her estate. Lester Merkin sold them between 1991-1995 in a series of auctions of 5 coin graded sets and singles, though Stacks & Bowers.

So the "case" they came in.... 5 individual PCGS slabs from the early 1990s.... before that, sitting in a mint director's safe. maybe in coin flips or something like that.


SMS is used to describe the different finish, none of them actually came in a "set" packaging, and were sold as a set of slabs though the 1990s or as individual coins in some cases.
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 Posted 03/04/2021  7:28 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add smokeriderdon to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Well, BK covered it quite thoroughly there.
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 Posted 03/04/2021  7:53 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Well I've learned something here!
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 Posted 03/04/2021  8:05 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add td5173 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Excellent information.
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 Posted 03/08/2021  5:08 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add twocentsin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
great info thanks
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I just purchased a bunch that came in sets and id like to know how can I tell if they are the real thing
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 Posted 03/08/2021  5:18 pm  Show Profile   Check Pacificoin's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Pacificoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
You just need the pedigree back to the Adams
estate and you are good to go .
This is where we play " King of Wishful Thinking "
by my all time favourites ... Go west !
There are NO SMS 1964 Coins in the wild .
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