In 1965 the U.S. Mint struck Special Mint Sets and issued coins that were not considered circulation strike coins or proofs. Instead, the coins are referred to as SMS or SP coins. Most 1965 Special Strike Jefferson Nickels came in high grade since they were struck carefully and did not circulate. Today, examples up to about SP67 condition are fairly common. Only in SP68 or higher are they tough to find. Also, examples displaying Cameo or Deep Cameo surfaces are considered scarce.