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Trivia: What single coin may be used in the most Registeries? Answer revealed!

braddickbraddick Posts: 23,074 ✭✭✭✭✭
There is a single coin that may be placed into nine different Registeries. Can you name it?



  • keithdagenkeithdagen Posts: 2,025
    I can image

    And so as not to give it away, it was one that you recently sent.
    Keith ™

  • DAMDAM Posts: 2,410 ✭✭
    I'll take a stab and say a Lincoln Cent.
  • keithdagenkeithdagen Posts: 2,025
    And by my new count, I'm thinking now it's eligible for 10 sets.
    Keith ™

  • braddickbraddick Posts: 23,074 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Keith is right. It qualifies for TEN different Registeries! ONE coin. Now, that is getting plenty of bang for your (half) buck! image


  • keithdagenkeithdagen Posts: 2,025
    Actually, two coins can do it. image
    Keith ™

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  • braddickbraddick Posts: 23,074 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Now Keith's got me thinking what the second coin is.
    1976 Half is not one of them.


  • DAMDAM Posts: 2,410 ✭✭
    When might we get the answer?
  • 1959 Lincoln Proof

    edit for question...

    Question I have is can the 64 SMS's be used in both Proof and MS sets? If so, the number is more than 10.

  • Oh...and I count 10 for it, not 9....there are a few 9's...pretty much all the "major" 64's because the 20th Century Sets have 2 versions, with and without varieties.
  • braddickbraddick Posts: 23,074 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Pin a rose on all you guys! The 1964 Mint State Kennedy is right.
    Now Keith, I'm still working on what that second coin could be!


  • In response to your original question of 9 (I love Trivia Questions image...yes, I'm on another boring conference call now...Wait, maybe I can call this "multi-tasking")...

    Let me expand...All Proof Lincolns from 1959-64...they can be used in:

    Complete US Type
    Copper Nickel Type
    20th Century Type Proof
    20th Century Type
    20th Century Type w/Varieties
    Modern Type Proof
    Modern Type
    Lincoln Proof 1950+
    Lincoln Proof 1959+

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  • keithdagenkeithdagen Posts: 2,025
    To end the suspense, the 1964 Kennedy in Proof is a 9 set coin -- the 1964 Kennedy in Mint State is a 10 set coin.

    And the 1964 MS Kennedy was minted in Denver and Philadelphia, thus either coin can go into 10 different sets.
    Keith ™

  • wayneherndonwayneherndon Posts: 2,346 ✭✭✭

    More trivia about the 1964 Kennedy:

    There were more half dollars made in 1964 than there were throughout the entire Franklin series.

    I read that someplace and didn't check the mintages to be sure--so I hope it is true!

  • CocoinutCocoinut Posts: 2,505 ✭✭✭✭✭

    According to the PCGS Population Report, there were 465,772,455 Franklins minted, and 429,509,450 Kennedy's dated 1964. I say dated 1964 because the date was frozen, and used on Kennedy's through 1965. Production of 1965 dated halves began in late 1965 or maybe early 1966.

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  • braddickbraddick Posts: 23,074 ✭✭✭✭✭
    It's true, and an amazing statistic!
    When the Kennedy was first minted people would line up for blocks, circling around their banks just to get one.


  • Do you think it was planned out that way or is this just another one of lives mysteries?imageimage

    I had found 8 sets for the lincoln and eight for the 64' Kennedy half before I gave up!!!image

    I like these kind of posts!image

  • And out of all those 64MS Kennedys look at the pop in MS67. What does that tell you about mintage VS grade for modern coins? It is definatly a grade rarity.

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  • wayneherndonwayneherndon Posts: 2,346 ✭✭✭
    I don't think it was necessarily intended. First year and last year of issues are often hoarded and the coin came out shortly after Kennedy was killed. I suspect it was like the 1979 SBA and 2000 Sac. Everyone wanted some to see what the new coin looked like.


  • littlewicherlittlewicher Posts: 1,822 ✭✭
    Then the popularity dies down, and the coin is a bust.

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  • braddickbraddick Posts: 23,074 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Are there now other coins that would qualify placement in ten or more sets?
    I'm thinking there has got to be after 22 years...


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