1964 sms kennedy

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  1. James R

    James R Active Member

    Dangling four die marker. Smooth satin finish. Details details details. Polishing marks between the F and D of Half Dollar. Beautiful coin.


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  3. James R

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  4. Bradley Trotter

    Bradley Trotter Supporter! Supporter

    Unfortunately, it would seem that your coin has been harshly cleaned. Moreover, the 1964 SMS set is not an official issue. There is absolutely no chance that your coin is an SMS issue.
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  5. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    It's not an SMS. Not even a chance.
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  6. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    I am sorry to be the third one to reveal that your half is not an SMS. And definitely not satin.
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  8. James R

    James R Active Member


    okay what does an sms kennedy look like? What about the thousands of die polishing lines? And the smooth finish? The wire rim?
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  10. Bambam8778

    Bambam8778 Well-Known Member

    I would concur with the rest of the people. It is not an sms '64 kennedy. I took a browse on your youtube channel and there are a lot of clips that you have that reference a "satin" coin. The 1964 SMS Kennedy shown here ---> https://coinweek.com/prices/rare-1964-sms-kennedy-half-dollar-sells-47k/
    doesn't appear to be anything close to what you are referencing. It would be a service to the numismatic community of you relabeled those video's.
  11. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    I thought that is what BoobTube was all about. ROFLMAO 1.gif
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  12. Bambam8778

    Bambam8778 Well-Known Member

    Well, .......................................Not really lol. Glad to hear from your @cpm9ball ! I haven't been on in a while. I don't want to hijack the thread however I will gladly accept your critique of my future youtube videos when they come out!
    Hope your doing well!
  13. James R

    James R Active Member

    I wish you all well.
  14. l.cutler

    l.cutler Member

    Those are not die polishing lines, they are scratches from the coin being harshly cleaned.
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  15. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    I'm doing fine, and I hope you are doing well, too!;)
  16. Oldhoopster

    Oldhoopster Member of the ANA since 1982

    All of the known SMS 1964 halves were found in the estate of a former mint director in the 80s, sold to a prominent dealer, and slabbed a few years later. None were circulation finds. Your coin is harshly polished and shows some wear, so if it was a SMS, it would have had to have been purchased at an auction, removed from the slab, spent, circulated, harshly cleaned, and then you found it in circulation. not a very likely scenario

    The die chip/defect on the 4 has also been found on business strikes, so that alone isn't confirmation.
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  17. chascat

    chascat Well-Known Member

    Badly cleaned and polished...worth spot.
  18. capthank

    capthank Well-Known Member

    Are the 1964 Kennedy SMS and Special Strike the same coin?
  19. chascat

    chascat Well-Known Member

    Yep...It's confusing to many collectors...I don't like the SMS designation and think it should be SP only. Only a few even exist and most of us will never see one in hand.
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