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1976 Bi-Cent Proof

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1976 Bi-Cent Proof 

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Highly collectible, these Eisenhower Dollars are in Gem Proof condition and are 40% Silver!


The Eisenhower Dollar, aka the Ike Dollar, was the first dollar minted after the Peace Dollar that was intended for circulation. The Ike Dollar commemorates the great accomplishments of General/President Dwight D. Eisenhower and the success of the Apollo XI moon landing mission.

Coin Highlights:

  • Contains .3161 oz. of Silver.
  • Multiples of 20 are packaged in protective plastic tubes. All other coins will be in protective packaging.
  • Obverse: Features a striking profile of General/President Dwight David Eisenhower facing left with the legend of “LIBERTY” above his head.
  • Reverse: Reflects the design of the Apollo XI’s insignia. Depicted is an eagle flying over the surface of the moon with an olive branch firmly grasped in his claws with a small planet earth turned so that North America can be seen.
  • This issue features the mintmark “S” for the San Francisco Mint just above the date.
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In 1971 the U.S. Mint brought back a dollar denominated coin for the 1st time since the Peace Dollar Series ended in 1935.

It's theme on the obverse was to celebrate the life of President, General Dwight D. Eisenhower, 10/14/1890 - 3/28/69, nicknamed "Ike". He was a Five Star General in the U.S. Army, a U.S. Politician, and the 34th President of the United States (1953-1961). He served as Supreme Commander of the Allied forces in Europe during WWII. In 1951, he became the first supreme commander of NATO.

As President, the accolades continued with the overseeing of the cease-fire of the Korean War, kept up the pressure on the Soviet Union during the Cold War, made nuclear weapons a higher defense priority, launched the Space Race, enlarged the Social Security program, and began the Interstate Highway System.

Then on the reverse of the coin, the Apollo 11 moon landing is commemorated. Due to the signifigance of the year 1969, the same year of Eisenhower's death.

These dollars were issued between 1971 and 1978 and struck at the Philadelphia, Denver and San Francisco Mints. In 1971 the Eisenhower Dollar was only released as a special "silver" collectible and never released into circulation. This special silver version was struck at the San Francisco Mint in Uncirculated and Proof conditions. Its popularity resulted in a Copper Nickel issue being released into circulation in 1973. The series was last struck in 1978.

Between 1971 and 1978 the U.S. Mint issued 32 different issues. They were made out of 2 metals - Copper Nickel or Silver, and then stuck in Uncirculated or Proof condition.

This piece is in PROOF condition, encapsulated and presented in a display box.

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