It is common for people to search for coins from the year they were born. Usually they are looking for the largest coin they can find, a dollar or half dollar at least. What people don’t know is that not all coins are made in all years. This leads to the phone conversation that goes something like this…
“Old Pueblo Coin”
“I’m looking for a silver dollar from 1975”
“You can stop looking, they didn’t make any.”
“Really?! Thank you for telling me. Have a good day.”
I wonder how many places they called or how long they looked before we gave them the correct information. Do people intentionally not give them accurate information? Do people not know? Are they looking on the internet?
So if you are looking for a gift for a 40th birthday, anniversary or reunion, you can buy a proof set, but don’t expect to find a 25c, 50c or $1 with the date 1975, they don’t exist. Happy Birthday to the coins that are not.