SMS State Quarters

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by *coins, May 24, 2018.

  1. *coins

    *coins Well-Known Member

    I have an NGC graded Oregon state quarter. The label says it is 'SMS'. Is this another way of saying it is a satin finish coin?
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  3. rickmp

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  4. *coins

    *coins Well-Known Member

    I thought those were only made 1965-1967.
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  6. APX78

    APX78 Active Member

    Thanks for the link rickmp.
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  9. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    Yes NGC calls the coins for the 2005 to 2010 mint sets SMS. In my opinion a foolish move because there was nothing "special" about these sets. ALL of the mint sets from 2005 to 2010 were satin finish. They weren't "special" they were normal. And it was expected at the time that the satin finish was going to be the normal finish from then on.
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  10. Blissskr

    Blissskr Well-Known Member

    As @Conder101 stated and you guessed it's just the specification that NGC decided to give to mint sets from those years that the mint labeled as having a satin finish. Why they chose SMS and not simply Satin or something when the SMS 65-67 coins also get that labeling and look very very different is beyond me.
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