Greetings Community. Long Time observer but firs time post as this topic drew my attention and I felt the need to respond.
The OP stated that this coin was aquired from a collection. Also stated that is has a satin finish. And based upon the images, the the strike is very fine.
Then the debate concerning business or proof strike began. Based on the images provided, I tend to agree with the opinion posted by "coop".
This appears to have much less luster than a typical proof strike for this coin, and based on the year, description, and images, I was curious why no one considered the 1964 SMS.
Granted, the population is about 50, who knows? It came from a collection! Why did someone keep this?
Examples of 1964 SMS coins are readily available thru various sources including PCGS
. As well as info to determine markers.
If this example was in my hands, I would not presume anything until I compared to the SMS.
As I stated earlier, I have been a long time observer and have gained much knowledge from the expertise that may be found here. Thank you all. I am confident that my knowledge will expand as I continue to follow.
My main focus is Lincoln Cents and I am a few thousand away from looking at the nickels,then the dimes, then the quarters,etc.
All of those 1964 SMS coins have not been accounted for, and my hope is that we all may be seeing one.
You never know.
Worth the research for me.
That is an impressive find that not all seem to be able to agree upon.
If I am not mistaken, the rims of the SMS will resemble the business strike.
Perhaps I will share some of my finds with you in the future. Nothing spectacular, but exciting for me.