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U.S. Eisenhower Silver Dollar (1971-1974) // Mint State Condition // American Premier Coinage Series // Wood Presentation Box

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The Eisenhower Dollar is a vintage American coin minted from 1971-1978. Today, they are seldom seen but are cherished by coin collectors and enthusiasts of American history alike. Offered here is a pleasant, mint-state example of the 40% silver variety originally issued for collectors that has been hand-selected by professional numismatists after screening thousands of coins for quality and eye-appeal. Each coin is housed in an airtight capsule and presented in a luxurious, plush-lined wood box with embossed metallic gold lettering, piano-black finish, and certificate of authenticity. The coin is unconditionally guaranteed to be genuine, dated between 1971 and 1974, and will match the exceptional mint-state quality of the one shown.

The Eisenhower dollar was produced from 1971 to 1978 and was the first dollar coin issued by the U.S. Mint since the Peace dollar series ended in 1935. In October of 1969, Congressman Bob Casey of Texas introduced a bill calling for a circulating commemorative dollar to honor both President Eisenhower, who had recently died, and the Apollo XI space flight, mankind’s first moon landing. Due to rising bullion prices, silver had been eliminated from the dime and quarter in 1965, and reduced to 40% in the half dollar, with plans to remove silver entirely from circulating coins in 1971. It was decided that the Eisenhower dollar would be struck in both copper-nickel for circulation and 40% silver as a collectible, to be sold at a premium. The design of Chief Engraver Frank Gasparro features a bare-headed, left-facing profile of the late president on the obverse. The reverse depicts the American eagle descending onto the moon clutching an olive branch of peace in its talons. The distant Earth is visible in the sky above. For the nation’s bicentennial in 1976, a special reverse depicting the Liberty Bell superimposed on the moon, linking the past and the present, was issued. All coins featured the dual date of 1776-1976. Although the silver pieces sold well and were coveted by collectors, the new copper-nickel dollars failed to circulate extensively, and the series was short lived. By 1978, demand for the large, clunky dollar coins diminished, and Congress replaced the Eisenhower dollar with the smaller-sized Susan B. Anthony dollar in 1979, which also failed to circulate. The Eisenhower dollar would ultimately go down in history as the last large-sized dollar coin issued for circulation in the United States, marking the end of a two century-old tradition.

Product Details
  • Measurements
    4.5"L x 4.5"W x 2"H
  • OriginUnited States

— Type: Eisenhower Dollar (1971-1978)
— Variety: Silver Clad (1971-1974)
— Designer: Frank Gasparro
— Weight: 24.60 grams
— Diameter: 38.50 mm
— Composition: 0.800 silver, 0.200 copper (outer layer) / 0.790 copper, 0.210 silver (inner layer)
— Net silver weight: 0.3161 oz pure silver
— Obverse Design: Dwight D. Eisenhower, facing left
— Obverse Inscription: IN GOD WE TRUST / LIBERTY / DATE
— Reverse Design: American eagle descending upon the moon, clutching an olive branch

Please Note: The item(s) you receive will match the quality of the one shown, but may vary slightly due to the nature of original historical artifacts.

Will the value go up on this coin with the market?

The value of coins fluctuates with collectible and metal market conditions.

What is the PR rating?

This is a mint state coin (MS) not a Proof (PR) and these examples will typically be in the MS63-MS65 range.

Shipping Information
  • Shipping Availability
    Canada, United States
  • Shipping Policy
    Standard Ground Shipping
  • Ship In
    3-4 weeks
  • Return Policy
    Final sale, not eligible for return or cancellation

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