1965 Silver Coins

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  1. mikenoodle

    mikenoodle The Village Idiot Supporter

    Absolutely! Here’s one that is currently listed on the bay:

    PCGS 25c 1965 Washington Quarter Transitional on Silver Planchet XF40 https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https://www.ebay.com/ulk/itm/254242427709
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  3. serafino

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  4. jorglueke

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  5. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    The coinage act of 1965 eliminated the mintmarks for a period of five years. There is no provision in the act that lets the Secretary of the Treasury change that at his own discretion, so I suspect there is another later law that allowed him to do so. OK found it, Public law 90-29 sec 5 passed June 24 1967. It repealed the sentence in the coinage act of 1965 that eliminated mintmarks.

    I know the silver dimes continued into 1966, I'm not so sure about the quarters and I would strongly suspect the halves did not.
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  7. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    I can't give you a population for eacha
    I have only heard that the Dimes were made into 66. Here in the Denver area I see a lot of shiny new Washingtons and Halfs still in rolls. Although we know that dimes were made. The numbers of rolls I see make me think that it might have been all three.

    It brings me back the Type C reverse on the Washington which is the rev for 65 and later. It could have been mistakenly used in 64 but the odds are that it was actually done in 65.
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  8. cladking

    cladking Coin Collector

    This began the coin market collapse and inaugurated the hatred against clad. Most collectors would have hated clad anyway but this freeze made it personal.

    The government was blaming collectors for the coin shortage and the date freeze targeted collectors and the coin market.
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  9. harrync

    harrync Well-Known Member

    Here's my silver baggie. I got it at the SF mint; can't remember the year, probably 1966 or 1967. It was "change" for all the silver certs we [my brother and I] turned in for 100 oz bars. The bars were crudely cast, 100 oz plus or minus, but alas, weight and fineness were just written on with a felt marking pen, nothing stamped to permanently show its mint origins. So when the Hunt Brothers ran up the silver price, into the melting pot they went, along with most of the granules from the little baggies. Mine weighs about 25 grams, including the envelope, which appears to have a staple under the tape sealing it.

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  10. chascat

    chascat Well-Known Member

    I 'm on vacation right now, but I read an article in The Numismatist not long ago explaining how the Mint tried to keep 1964 Kennedys in circulation, as most people were hoarding them faster than they could be produced. I thought it was mentioned that some of these were being made at the SF Mint, with P&D mintmarks...I may have these confused with 1965 Kennedys, but will read further on when I return home.
  11. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    Probably confused with the 65's which WERE struck in San Francisco.
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  12. jorglueke

    jorglueke Member

    According to the press 212 million were minted in 1964 and almost all hoarded by collectors, speculators, and novelty manufacturers
  13. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    Harry if you could post a photo that would be great.
    I'm not going to click that link and save anything to my PC.
  14. harrync

    harrync Well-Known Member

    silver baggie 4.jpeg silver baggie 5.jpeg Silver Baggie picture - Computers are strange; when I upload a pdf, it only uploads the file. But when I do a jpeg, it uploads the picture. Hope this has worked. It's 4 1/4 inches high, just under 2 1/2 wide.
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  15. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    Yes I can see this. TY. What I was asking is if anyone had photos of the
    silver granules that were traded in for silver certificates.
  16. harrync

    harrync Well-Known Member

    Sorry, not going to open the baggie. But if you google "silver granules" and click on images, there are lots of pictures of granules similar to the mint ones. They are the ones that are of uneven shape and size. If someone claimed they were from a mint baggie, I couldn't say they were not. I far as I can see, anyone could fake the granules; the baggie, though, would be a bit harder to fake.
  17. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    Yes of course I could search for a photo online.
    What I was asking, was if anyone had any of these silver granules,
    and if they could show a photo of it. IDK why anyone would want to fake a photo of the silver granules. I was just curious as to what they looked like.
    Thanks for the photo of the package. I guess I will never know.

    I will never understand people who buy old packs baseball cards and never open the package. Or rolls of coins and never open them. I guess this is the same thing.
  18. harrync

    harrync Well-Known Member

    I had about a dozen baggies at one time, and opened most to sell when silver got to around $30 an oz, so I know what the granules look like. They didn't look any different than granules you can buy today. For all I know, the mint bought them from a commercial supplier, and they are exactly what you could get today. So no, they are not like a rare baseball card, where you have to open the pack to see something you can't otherwise see.. I don't have to open the last pack I have to know what they look like.
  19. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    I know you know what they look like.
    I was interested in seeing them. Forget it. Have a nice day.
  20. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

    I think you missed somthing. Wasn't there a ton of silver minted for into 65 etc... Cuz of this
  21. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

    I think you missed somthing. Wasn't there a ton of silver minted for into 65 etc... Cuz of this
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