A beautiful silver “Ike” dollar from 1971, in Mint State condition, with no wear and strong luster. Made of a 40% silver alloy. These are special Proof coins minted with polished dies, resulting in a mirrored finish. Produced at the San Francisco mint, with an “S” mintmark. These Proof coins, minted with specially polished dies to create a deeply mirrored coin, were sold directly to collectors and never saw general circulation.
The obverse side of the coin features a portrait of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th president of the United States. While the Eisenhower dollars produced for circulation were struck in copper-nickel, these coins were produced in a 40% silver alloy and sold directly to collectors. Eisenhower dollars were the first dollar coins produced in the U.S. since the Peace Dollar series, which ended in 1935. Dollar coins were never popular with the public, and circulated little outside of the west (where they were primarily used in casinos). The Eisenhower dollar was produced from 1971-1978, until it was replaced by the Susan B. Anthony dollar.
Specifications: These coins measure 38mm in diameter, weigh 25g, and are .400 fine silver. Each coin will be secured in an archival-quality Mylar flip, and each flip will be secured in a corrugated cardboard safety mailer. If you have any questions about these coins (or about coin collecting in general), please send me (O.S.C.) a message and I’ll be happy to respond.
- One (1) 40% silver proof Eisenhower dollar from 1971
- Mint State condition, with no wear and strong luster
- The last silver dollar coin produced by the U.S. Mint
- Measures 38mm in diameter, weighs 25g, and is made of .400 fine silver
- A special silver proof version of the Ike dollar with mirrored surfaces, produced for collectors