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The Dating Game is an ABC television show that first aired on December 20, 1965 and was the first of many shows created and packaged by Chuck Barris from the 1960s through the 1980s.ABC dropped the show on July 6, 1973, but it continued in syndication for another year as The New Dating Game.In the case of the quarter dollar and half dollar, 1964-dated pieces were struck into 1966!All of this unusual activity resulted from the double whammy of a nationwide coin shortage concurrent with the transition from 90% silver dimes, quarters and halves to those made of little or no silver.Though pleasant enough when new and lustrous, they were poorly struck in most instances, as the new alloy was much more resistant to deformation in the coin press.Both collectors and the public were drawn to the coins’ bright red edges, this being the central copper strip peering out between the alloy layers.Philadelphia produced 838,240,000 1965-dated dimes that year, while Denver and San Francisco contributed 757,472,820 and 49,537,750 pieces, respectively.Though a huge number of dies were required for such a large production, 1965 dimes seem to be devoid of noteworthy varieties.
This gave a whopping total for the date of 1,819,717,540 pieces!
Coins dated 19 were, in fact, produced, but their striking was delayed.
In the case of 1965-dated issues, nearly all were coined during the first seven months of 1966.
Again, with both silver and clad coins being struck simultaneously, the inevitable happened.
Not only are there 1965-dated quarters struck on silver planchets, but there are 1964-D silver quarters struck using the modified reverse die intended solely for clad coins.
After a few months of circulation, however, fascination turned to dismay, as even modest wear caused the coins’ surfaces to become dull and gray, their coppery edges toning to brown just as on any cent.