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.
Edited by Big-Kingdom
03/04/2021 3:06 pm