1965 1C SMS, RD SP66RD Certification #03980423, PCGS #3290

Expert Comments

Jaime Hernandez

From 1965 - 1967 the U.S. Mint produced Special Mint Sets to prevent the public from hoarding coins. The mint produced these coins with special care giving them a nicer finish than circulation strike coins. The coins were also only sold to the public in special packaging. Therefore, the Special Mint Set coins tend to come in nicer condition that circulation strike coins.

This includes the 1965 Special mint Set Lincoln Cents. There are also coins that display cameo or deep cameo finish. These tend to be much scarcer than non-cameo or deep cameo coins and command a significant premium.   

PCGS #
3290
Designer
Victor David Brenner/Frank Gasparro
Edge
Plain
Diameter
19.00 millimeters
Weight
3.11 grams
Mintage
2360000
Metal
95% Copper, 5% Zinc
Pop Higher
415
Pop Lower
589
Region
The United States of America
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded