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Need help with 1965 Uncirculated Mint Set

I have several 1966 and 1967 SMS with the blue disk. All I can find in the Red Book and online for 1965 is the SMS with a blue disk. I have this 1965 uncirculated mint set with the white disk that I can't find any info on. Is this a real release by the US Mint?

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  • JBKJBK Posts: 14,726 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Just a wild guess...

    In the past (still?) the mint made up unc sets for sale to visitors to the actual mints.

  • I just can't find any mention of it. This was the era of no mint marks (minted in San Francisco with no "S") to discourage collecting and hoarding due to a coin shortage. I looked on ebay and found nothing.

  • JBKJBK Posts: 14,726 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It could also have been privately produced.

  • telephoto1telephoto1 Posts: 4,734 ✭✭✭✭✭

    This is an anonymously created year set of business strike pieces. Not a mint issue but was designed to look similar to a SMS to make it more marketable by whomever created it.


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  • PTVETTERPTVETTER Posts: 5,880 ✭✭✭✭✭

    looks like post mint produced set!
    That was not a mint product !

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  • 291fifth291fifth Posts: 23,933 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It is a privately packaged set. This was not uncommon during this period and later as well.

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  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yep... Looks like a set from a mass vendor... i.e. such as ads in magazines or other commercial sources. Cheers, RickO

  • SapyxSapyx Posts: 1,997 ✭✭✭✭✭

    In 1965, coin collectors were perceived as "the bad guys", for hoarding up all the coins. All made-for-collectors items like mint sets were suspended, because they didn't want to send mixed messages.

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  • MasonGMasonG Posts: 6,268 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Sapyx said:
    In 1965, coin collectors were perceived as "the bad guys", for hoarding up all the coins. All made-for-collectors items like mint sets were suspended, because they didn't want to send mixed messages.

    Not exactly, there were Special Mint Sets available for purchase.

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