Added another to my old poot collection.

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by GUNNER63736, Sep 25, 2021.

  1. GUNNER63736

    GUNNER63736 Well-Known Member

    My old poot on a budget collection just keeps growing. My sweet wifey of 53 years has grounded me for 30 days from anymore coin purchases. I ain't scared of her but I sure do respect her alot. LOL. I'm serious. Also, what does the SP mean? Paid 27.00 shipped for it. Another of my semi-educated purchases just because I liked it. Glad I don't do this from an investment angle. Pure enjoyment only. Can't get my stupid computer to post the reverse. All the computers fault I'm sure. Have fun folks. View attachment 1366755 [​IMG]
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  3. Dearborn

    Dearborn Above average collector - Is that an Error?

    I believe that they use that designation for special edition coins (SP) just like the 1965-1968 SMS coins, if they get graded, they are reported as SPXX.
  4. Dearborn

    Dearborn Above average collector - Is that an Error?

    Very nice coin too, I'll have to see if I have that one in my collection..
    Great price too. Nice find. (can I praise this anymore than I already did?)
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  5. GUNNER63736

    GUNNER63736 Well-Known Member

    Oh yeah. This one to. You know what, to those of you who remember him, if you hold your finger over the flowing hair behind Franklins neck, He kind of favors Alfred Hitchcock. So says the wifey.[​IMG]
  6. GUNNER63736

    GUNNER63736 Well-Known Member

    Praise it all you want. Makes me feel good about my purchase.
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  7. Inspector43

    Inspector43 Collecting Since 1948 Supporter

    Great coin. I have a couple of those 50th Anniversary Sets. All 4 coins are awesome.
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  8. Dearborn

    Dearborn Above average collector - Is that an Error?

    I was alive when they were still minting the Franklin. But Now all I will see is Alfred Hitchcock when I look at these..
  9. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    To me, it looks like he was a candidate for a lobotomy, but the doctors changed their minds.
  10. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    Sucked me right in too.
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  11. charley

    charley Well-Known Member

    Specimen Proof...Special strike, Specimen Strike, all of these.
    Satiny, sometimes Matte, but grainy appearance.
    Sort of half way between a Specimen and Proof, when the TPGs don't know what else to label it, without starting a numismatic war.
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  12. GUNNER63736

    GUNNER63736 Well-Known Member

    Thanks Charley for the answer on the SP. Never to old to learn.
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  14. manny9655

    manny9655 Well-Known Member

    I can hear him say in his unique voice, "Good evening"...
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  15. charley

    charley Well-Known Member

    You are very welcome. I should have mentioned that the designation is somewhat different in the description PCGS vs. NGC applies to SP, but there is no difference really, and my answer is the combo hybrid of both definitions.

    As to my comment concerning numismatic war, there have been, with "experts" lining up behind opposite stone walls to fire a musket, depending on which TPG is getting all the attention and wampum. There are 2 pieces that I know still have a firefight going on. every time somebody states it is a SP someone else responds with a PS as to why it isn't.
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  16. Mike Thornton

    Mike Thornton Learning something everyday.

    I’ve understood that SP stands for Special Proof. Not a cameo or reverse proof but a matte finish.
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  17. Jeffjay

    Jeffjay Well-Known Member

    SP69 just as good as SP70 because most can't tell the difference.
    Nice coin.
  18. Spark1951

    Spark1951 Accomplishment, not Activity Supporter

    I read about 4 years ago or so it stood for “specimen”. Now I learn that others have read otherwise. Up to the TPG, I suppose.
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  19. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    Beautiful Kennedy, thanks for sharing.
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  20. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

    Gotta be special something cuz it’s a d and it’s silver
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  21. Kentucky

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