1967 United States Special Mint Set

1967 United States Special Mint Set
1967 United States Special Mint Set 1967 United States Special Mint Set 1967 United States Special Mint Set 1967 United States Special Mint Set
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1967 Special Mint Set

In 1967, collector dissatisfaction with the Special Mint Set revealed itself in a drop in sales of nearly 400,000 units. Collectors could simply not get used to the unusual SMS Finish, and they petitioned the Treasury continually to resume production of Proof Sets.

About the sets: All of the Special Mint Set coins were struck at San Francisco on old presses obtained from the Ordnance Department, but without an identifying mintmark.

Most 1967 SMS coins have a brilliant finish. Cameo surfaces are rare and Deep Cameo surfaces are extremely rare (the Cent may not exist as Deep Cameo). Some 1967 Special Mint Sets may contain a very rare Doubled Die Obverse Quarter (check "LIBERTY" and "IN GOD WE TRUST").

Each set contained five coins: Lincoln Cent, Jefferson Nickel, Roosevelt Dime, Washington Quarter, and Kennedy Half Dollar.

Mintage: 1,863,344 sets

Original packaging: The coins in Special Mint Sets were housed in a clear plastic holder made of two pieces that snapped together. Each coin was held in place by a raised ring of plastic. A thin sheet of blue plastic, with cutouts for each coin, provided a background. Each holder was placed into a cardboard slipcase.

America in 1967

Football's first Super Bowl was played at the Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, between the Green Bay Packers and the Kansas City Chiefs (the Green Bay Packers won 35 to 10).

The World in 1967

Dr. Christian Barnard of South Africa performed the first successful transplant of a human heart. Revolutionary Che Guevara was executed by Bolivian troops.

Year of Issue 1967
Country United States
Composition Mixed
A state of preservation used to describe coins that never circulated in the channels of commerce, i.e. a coin without any wear from circulation.
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) coins are freshly minted coins that have seen absolutely no general circulation. These coins are either produced specifically for collectors or have been gathered and preserved immediately after production. These coins have tremendous mint luster that give distinct definition to every detail along with luminescent fields.
Denomination Varies
Currency Type Dollar
Mint Name
San Francisco - S
Established in 1853 to strike coins from California’s newly-discovered vast reserves of gold, the San Francisco branch of the United States Mint is famous for the quality, lustrous Morgan Silver Dollars produced at "The Granite Lady" from 1878 to 1921. After moving to a new building in 1937, coin production at the San Francisco mint shut down in 1955. A shortage caused regular coin production to resume in 1965. While the mintage of circulating coins ceased in 1981, proof coins and commemoratives are still struck at the San Francisco Mint today.
Coin Weight Various
Dimensions Various
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