1966 mint set not SMS

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  1. The Bob

    The Bob Active Member

    Hey I found a 1966 Mint set that was not a SMS. What's up with that? fake? it was in some stuff someone is sending me when I get it I will post a picture. I didn't think they made 66 Mint sets except for the SMS/]

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  3. TheFinn

    TheFinn Well-Known Member

    Technically they did make mint sets, they just happen to be "Special". Any set of coins put together with one of each denomination is a "mint set". It doesn't have to include one from each mint, and they don't have to be uncirculated.
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  4. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    @The Bob

    If you have a copy of "The Guidebook of United States Coins", aka the Red Book, you can find a much better explanation about the Special Mint Sets (SMS) by looking in the Index. Note: The actual page may vary from one year to the next due to additions in the Red Book.

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    GDJMSP Numismatist Moderator

    You're right, they didn't.

    But can you describe or post pics of the set you're talking about ? As suggested, it could be nothing more than a date set of coins put together by a private individual. But it could also be a fake set as those do exist. Or it might be a Souvenir Set sold by the mint - if memory serves correctly they did have them back them.

    Also, what makes you say it is not an SMS set ?
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  6. green18

    green18 Unknown member Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

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  7. Dougmeister

    Dougmeister Well-Known Member

    A drive-by trolling?
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  8. Blissskr

    Blissskr Well-Known Member

    I've seen third party made 'mint sets' in the years of 65-67, 82, 83. And would wager it's probably one of those
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  9. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank

    and still not back.

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  10. The Bob

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  11. The Bob

    The Bob Active Member

    small rectangle plastic - mint set i think they traded coins and put in bu coins on the container no where does it read 1966 just mint set
  12. GDJMSP

    GDJMSP Numismatist Moderator

    This is what a genuine '66 SMS set should look like -


    Based on what you're saying I suspect that what you are talking about looks like one of these -



    Or perhaps a clear holder similar to this one but without a date sticker on it -


    Those are all after-market holders that anyone can put coins taken from circulation into. It's just a way for collectors to make up their own mint sets.
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  13. The Bob

    The Bob Active Member

    none like your images ty
  14. GDJMSP

    GDJMSP Numismatist Moderator

    Those were just a few samples of the after-market mint set holders that are available. There are many others.

    But all of the genuine SMS Mint Sets are found in holders like the 1st one I posted.
  15. cladking

    cladking Coin Collector

    I've seen pliofilm holders for 1966 coins. They have thin cardboard discs (tokens) to identify them.

    I don't know who made them.
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