There are currently no items available for purchase in this Department. Search our Auction Archives below to find item values.
Lot
1295

1964 1C SMS MS65 Red PCGS....

2009 April-May Cincinnati, OH (CSNS) US Coin Auction #1124

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

The owner of this Item has been actively participating in the Make Offer to Owner program.
Claim Item: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
Auction Ended On: Apr 30, 2009
Item Activity: 6 Internet/mail/phone bidders
2,296 page views
Location:

Duke Energy Center
525 Elm Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Description:
Rare 1964 SMS Lincoln Cent, MS65 Red
1964 1C SMS MS65 Red PCGS. Numismatists love a good mystery, and the 1964 SMS sets certainly provide one. The sets first appeared publicly in Stack's auctions in 1993 and 1994, as far as we can tell. The prevailing view is that they originated in the estate of former Mint Director Eva Adams and were bought by coin dealer Lester Merkin.
Like all of the 1964 SMS coins this cataloger has examined, the present Lincoln cent displays an extremely sharp strike with high, squared-off rims, and heavy, haphazard die polishing, here more prominent on the obverse. The effect of the overall die preparation is a hurried appearance, as though these pieces, although clearly given special attention to, were never intended for any official or presentation purposes. The obverse left and right fields have extensive, heavy die polishing lines that run nearly from the lower rim to the peripheral legends at top. The color is brick-red, with a couple of brown flecks appearing under a loupe and some magenta on the high points. The strike is incisive: The viewer with a good loupe can count 18 full steps leading up to the Lincoln Memorial, all full and bold all the way across. For pedigree purposes, a single small dark spot appears directly behind Lincoln's head, with some other flecks in the field above BE in LIBERTY.
The current online PCGS Population Report shows a total of 22 1964 SMS Lincoln cents certified, ranging from three in MS64 Red and Brown to two in MS68 Red. The present MS65 Red piece is one of four at PCGS (3/09).(Registry values: P1) (PCGS# 3284)

View large image(s) of this item

Service and Handling Description: Coins & 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
904,038
bidder-members
$990,355,904
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
Only 6 days left to consign to the 2015 January 4 - 5 NYINC World Coins & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Waldorf NYINC!
Learn About Consigning With Us
My first auction experience and it was all I expected and then some. BRAVO.
M. C. ,
Flower Mound, TX
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 October 27 The Eugene H. Gardner Collection II US Coins Signature Auction - New York
2014 October 27 The Eugene H. Gardner Collection II US Coins Signature Auction - New York
REALIZED $13,750,586
2014 September 3 - 10 Long Beach Expo World Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach
2014 September 3 - 10 Long Beach Expo World Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach
REALIZED $9,033,516
2014 September 4 - 8 Long Beach Expo World Currency Signature Auction - Long Beach
2014 September 4 - 8 Long Beach Expo World Currency Signature Auction - Long Beach
REALIZED $1,808,030