2005-P SAC$1 MS67 Certification #03902497, PCGS #15020
By Andrew Vickery: The 2005-P Sacagawea Dollars were introduced on January 24, 2005. The U.S. Mint began offering the 2005 Sacagawea Dollars on the same day that the 2005 Kennedy Half Dollar coins also went on sale.
In 2005, the Mint offered both Philadelphia and Denver Sacagawea Dollars, approximately three months earlier than it did in previous years. This was in response to customer complaints of new products being issued too late.
Customers were given the option of ordering the 2005-P Sacagawea Dollars in rolls which contained 25 coins each. Each roll of 25 coins was priced at $35.50 or $10.50 over the face value of the roll.
The Mint also offered 250 count bags at $347 each, or $97 over face value. In previous years, customers were offered the option of ordering 2,000 count bags, however in 2005 that option was discontinued.
MS60 - MS64: Most Uncirculated coins fall in this grade range. The coins are very common in grades of MS60 to MS64.
MS65: In MS65 grade, they require some searching and picking out the nicest examples from rolls and bags to find coins in this grade. They are not necessarily common in this grade but MS65 coins can be easily found with proper searching.
MS66: In MS66 grades they require lots of searching through bags and rolls and on occasion, you might get a few MS66’s from a sealed mint bag or even one or two coins from an unsearched roll.
MS67: In MS67 grade they are much more challenging and you probably have to search several bags and many rolls before you even find one example in this grade or higher.
MS68: In MS68 grades they are very scarce and it becomes extremely challenging to find a coin in this grade. Even after searching many bags and hundreds of rolls there is no guarantee of finding an MS68 example.
MS69: Extremely tough to find a coin in this grade or higher. As of 2010, PCGS has graded on single example in MS69 with none being graded higher.
Glenna Goodacre/Thomas D. Rogers Sr.
88.5% Copper, 6% Zinc, 3.5% Manganese and 2% Nickel
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