Mint struck circulation strike coins, proof coins and surprisingly, it also struck a very limited number of Special Strike coins also referred to as Special l Mint Sets (SMS). It is believed that only about a couple dozen sets of Special Strike coins were struck in 1964. However, to this date it is a complete mystery as to why these coins were ever produced.
The special finish for the 1964 SMS Lincoln cents is characterized by a nice, smooth, satin-like finish. The fields are usually well struck, very clean and tend to come without any major nicks or scratches. The edges for most 1964 SMS coins also tend to be square and sharp.
The bust and legends are usually highly detailed and sharp on most examples, especially when compared to circulation strike coins. The surfaces are non-reflective compared to proof coins of the era, yet, are not the same finish as regular issue coins from the same year.The item "1964 SMS Lincoln Memorial Cent Penny Mint Coin from SMS Mint Set-Very Rare find" is in sale since Thursday, February 11, 2021. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ US\Small Cents\Lincoln Memorial (1959-2008)". The seller is "vvv_venko" and is located in Niles, Illinois. This item can be shipped to United States.