Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Arron Munoz, Aug 6, 2020.
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PCGS claims that many (perhaps all) 1964 examples came from the estate of Mint Director Eva Adams...which had no mint marks...but have a teardrop shaped bump between the base and crosslet of the "4" in the date. You may be able to zoom in and see it on this HA Auction example...
This was a very interesting period in U.S. Mint history. Circulation grade coins were minted in both Philadelphia and Denver, but without mint marks...to thwart us evil coin collectors!
Additionally, 90% silver coins dated "1964" were minted all the way up to April of 1966...to create the "appearance" that people weren't hoarding silver.
Maybe you're on to something! You should send it in to find out for sure.
How do you know this there isn't any documents on where they were made some say philadelphia some say San Francisco just proves nobody really knows.
if that's the case, I'm just going to say, send it in for authentication and stop wasting time, if it is, it's an easy $40,000.00. I'll keep my opinion to myself, but feel free to post a picture of it slabbed and authenticated and prove the naysayers wrong!
The 1964 is 90% silver and the1965 is 40% silver and that is why the two coins look different.
According to the Annual mint reports the 1965 66, and 67 SMS coins were struck in San Francisco. The 64 SMS coins were a "special" coin and all patterns, test, and experimental pieces are made in Philadelphia. The only test pieces I can think of off the top of my head that were made in Denver were the 1964 D Peace dollars, and if they had been approved they would most likely have just been released into circulation.
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