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    1964 SMS Cent, SP65 Red and Brown
    Rare Satin Finish Issue

    1964 1C SMS SP65 Red and Brown PCGS. Needle-sharp detail and satin luster characterize this rare 1964 issue. It is unknown how many were struck, and the survivorship is small. PCGS lists only 23 submissions in all grades. It also unclear why these satin finish coins were struck in 1964, as they are not part of any official Special Mint Set production. One theory suggests that they are experimental strikes for the 1965 coinage. The earliest sets of five coins, cent through half dollar, began appearing at auction in the early 1990s. It is believed that they were originally in the estate of Mint Director Eva Adams and were acquired by Lester Merkin. The cent offered here is luminous and attractive with mostly copper-red color. A few faint wisps of burgundy toning on the obverse earn the Red and Brown color designation. Population: 2 in 65 Red and Brown, 0 finer; 6 in 66 Red, 10 finer (3/19).
    From a complete five-piece set of 1964 SMS coinage, cent through half dollar, offered in this sale as individual lots.(Registry values: P1)

    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 3283)

    Weight: 3.11 grams

    Metal: 95% Copper, 5% Zinc


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