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A 1964 SMS Jefferson is selling today on Teletrade. No pic, 4 hours left in the auction, and the current bid is $7000 laugh.gif. Granted, only about 20 of 'em known and this one is an MS67 (one of 2) - the highest graded. Wish I had the guns to buy this one! laugh.giflaugh.giflaugh.gif

 

1964 SMS Jeff, MS67

 

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Hoot,

 

Number may be less than 20 when you count all the crackouts and regrades. This one is rare in that many are FS, and this is not designated as such. I wish that the true circumstances surrounding these 1964 SMS pieces could be brought to light. Seems that nothing is known about them except that they exist, and I haven't seen an answer that everyone seems to agree to.

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I want one. I wouldn't bid on this one. At least not without a close up. I would expect special mint set coins to have a good strike. Especially if they were the ones from 1964. Now if I could see it was a great strike, maybe a little cameo, ..., naw, too expensive.

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Wish I had known how high the bids went, but the coin was not sold! Seems like Teletrade would be a lousey venue for such a rarity!

 

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The 1964 specimen strikings have a uniformly satin finish, so they will never appear cameo. I've seen a number of these pieces and authenticated the first known examples for NGC in 1995. Their strikes typically are sharp, though not equal to those of true proofs. I suspect that ones not designated FS are simply the result of an oversight, though I haven't seen every example.

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