There are currently no items available for purchase in this Department. Search our Auction Archives below to find item values.
Opening Bid :
Current Bid:
Reserve Amount:

You are the current high bidder on this lot with a secret maximum bid of %bidPretty%.
(%bidBP% w/Buyer's Premium (BP) Buyer's Premium).


Notice: You are the current high bidder on this lot, but the next highest bid is within one increment. That means that any additional bids on this lot will outbid you. To increase your chances of winning, enter your highest maximum bid.

You are the current high bidder on this lot with a secret maximum bid of %bidPretty%.
(%bidBP% w/Buyer's Premium (BP) Buyer's Premium).

You are the current high bidder on this lot.
(Sign-In to see your maximum bid)

Your secret maximum bid of %bidPretty% has been outbid.

Your secret maximum bid of %bidPretty% does not meet the reserve.

(Sign-In to see your maximum bid)

Your secret maximum bid does not meet the reserve.
(Sign-In to see your maximum bid)

Lot
1190

1964 1C SMS MS64 Red and Brown PCGS. These mysterious coins first surfaced in either 1993 or 1994. We do not know the exact...

2005 September Long Beach Signature Auction #384

 
Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
Make Offer:

The owner of this Item has been actively participating in the Make Offer to Owner program. Make Offer to Owner
Auction Ended On: Sep 22, 2005
Item Activity: 6 Internet/mail/phone bidders Number of Bidders
700 page views
Description:
1964 Experimental SMS Cent, MS64 Red and Brown PCGS
1964 1C SMS MS64 Red and Brown PCGS. These mysterious coins first surfaced in either 1993 or 1994. We do not know the exact circumstances under which they were produced, but they were most likely created during the Mint's search for an alternative to proofs, delivery of which was suspended from 1965 through 1967. Although PCGS uses the attribution of "Special Mint Set" to describe these enigmatic 1964 Cents, NGC classifies them as "Specimens," and, to further muddy the waters, ANACS uses the term "Satin Proof" on its inserts. Whether or not these coins are direct predecessors to the Special Mint Set coinage of 1965-1967, they are certainly experimental pieces of one kind or another, and they undoubtedly played a part in helping the Mint settle on a suitable replacement for its traditional proof deliveries. This mostly lustrous near-Gem reveals dappled cherry-red and orange-red coloration with some olive-gray tinting on the obverse. The definition is expectantly sharp for an experimental striking, and the squared off borders are diagnostic of the variety. A loupe reveals die polish lines in the fields, which are also characteristic of the variety, but the surfaces show little in the way of distracting carbon. Although this issue begs for further study, we feel confident in stating that the rarity of these experimental Cents has already gained widespread acceptance among collectors who specialize in this ever-popular 20th century series. Population: 3 in 64, 1 finer (8/05).(#3283) (Registry values: P1) (PCGS# 3283)

View large image(s) of this item

Service and Handling Description: Coin/Currency (view shipping information)

Sales Tax information  | PCGS Guarantee of Grade and Authenticity  |  Terms and Conditions

Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

Guides and Pricing Information:

Previous Prices from Heritage Auctions
Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
Price Guide
Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
Population Guide
Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
Find Auction Prices for Comparable Items:

Photographs:
Sign-in or Join (free & quick) to see the full image




FLOOR AUCTIONS View All
Open For Bidding
Coming Soon
HERITAGE MEMBERSHIP
865,967
bidder-members
$927,235,320
sold in the last year
VIEW BENEFITS
  1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
  2. Bid online
  3. Free Collector newsletter
  4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
  5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    winnings 
CONSIGNMENTS WANTED
Consign to the 2014 August 6 - 11 World and Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Rosemont.
Learn About Consigning With Us
What a great experience. It was a lot of fun watching it all on Saturday. We are so excited about how it turned out. So very happy.
A.S.,
Corona Del Mar, CA
HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. To compare for yourself, visit: compete.com
Take our 2014 Coin
and Currency Survey
Grand prize:
A Certified Uncirculated
1907 High Relief $20!*
Take the Survey
HERITAGE VIDEO TUTORIAL
GETTING THE MOST OUT OF SEARCH
RECENT AUCTIONS
2014 March 21 &  23 US Coins Signature Auction - San Francisco
2014 March 21 & 23 US Coins Signature Auction - San Francisco
REALIZED $4,375,539
2014 April 10-12 & 15-16 CICF World and Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Chicago
2014 April 10-12 & 15-16 CICF World and Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Chicago
REALIZED SO FAR $13,970,291
2014 January 9 & 13 FUN World Currency Signature Auction - Orlando
2014 January 9 & 13 FUN World Currency Signature Auction - Orlando
REALIZED $305,199