"1964-D" Peace Silver fantasy issue, Matte Proof
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Item Number: mm_0100_1964d_M
Premium quality, individually-handled, consistent with MS-67+ grade. Bead-blasting and burnishing after over-striking to produce a matte proof finish.
Some evidence of underlying host coin design will likely show somewhere, such as forehead,
front of neck, back of neck, and/or Eagle's shoulder. Housed in a non-PVC "flip" holder with
certificate indicating "Die Pair 6, Sandblast Matte". Final mintage (of all issues combined) will be 1,964.
The 1964-D Peace silver dollar is one of the most enigmatic coins in history.
On August 3 1964 legislation was enacted authorizing 45 million new silver dollars to be coined.
In May 1965 the White House finally ordered some to be produced and the Denver Mint soon minted
316,076 of the coins which carried a 1964 date and a design identical to the Peace silver dollar
last minted from 1921-1935. Shortly after the first mintage, an order went out to destroy them.
The Treasury Department claims every one was accounted for and melted. None have publicly surfaced
in the 45 years since. If an original 1964 Peace silver dollar were to turn up, it would be subject to
immediate confiscation since it would be assumed to be stolen government property.
Now available is this modern over-strike, the most exacting and faithful
rendition available. Holding one in hand gives the viewer a true sense of what it would
be like to own an original (had any actually been issued). And since these are over-struck on genuine
coins, they have the correct weight (no metal is added or removed), correct metallic content,
and correct diameter and edge type. All the over-strikes are privately and painstakingly performed using a surplus Denver Mint coin press.
NOTE: Defacing of US coins is legal so long as the defacement isn't for fraudulent purposes.
By purchasing one or more of these, the buyer agrees to provide full disclosure of their origin
when reselling them. Failure to provide potential buyers with complete and accurate information when
offering these could result in criminal and/or civil fraud charges. In other words, don't try to sell to unaware buyers as original coins of this date.
Since these are over-struck on existing coins, there may be faint evidence of the original coin design showing since the over-strike is usually not perfectly aligned with the original strike.
Do not attempt to use these as legal tender.
This product is NOT endorsed or approved by the US Mint, US Treasury, or US Government.