Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Hodi, Jul 10, 2019.
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Most everything about it. It just isn't an SMS.
1964 SMS coins were found in the estate of a former Mint Director years later. The were acquired by a prominent dealer then most/all were certified by a TPG. They were not sold to the public in 1964 or released into circulation. If your coin is not in a slab of can trace it's provenance to major auction house in the last 30 years, you have a better chance of winning the Power Ball this weekend than having a circulated 1964 SMS.
Sorry to be blunt, but those YouTube hacks usually leave out these "minor" details. Then experienced collectors who enjoy helping new collectors on forums like CT get stuck being the bad guys when questions like this pop up. For fun, ask the YouTube hack for the diagnostics.
If you're interested, you can always Google major auction houses like Heritage and Stacks and do a little objective research
What are the diagnostics? That is easily found by doing your own research.
Your coin does not have that smooth satin like appearance, does not have square, sharp edges, is not highly detailed and sharp, etc. The SP cents doesn't have scratches on the reverse. Read the third line on the site I listed "come without any major nicks or scratches". If you still don't believe us, send it to one of the TPGs. for authentication and grading. Post the results when it's returned to you.
I do hope you're not falling for all those BS you tube videos re. these Special Strike cents.
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