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1971 Eisenhower Dollar - San Francisco - Silver - Blue Pack
Was this dollar meant to be a secret?
Over 100 million coins were made, but only a fraction (less than
) were made out of silver!
Was it meant to be a secret? Probably not, but with so few made, it easily can be slated that no one knew about it until now.
People are looking at their collections and noticing differences??....There are
coins mixed in!
When the United States Mint in San Fransisco struck the .400 silver coins, it actually created two different versions:
Proof and Brilliant Uncirculated
. So as not to confuse the silver coins with the circulation-strike copper-nickel coins, they were issued exclusively to collectors in unique "Blue" and "Brown" packs.
This is the
packaged version of the Silver coin. The coin is protected in special packaging, along with a Blue U.S Mint
that states the coin is an "Uncirculated Silver Dollar." A Blue envelope completes this distinctive packaging.
Both of the Blue and Brown packs were struck each year from 1971-1974. None were minted in 1975, due to the fact that the U.S. Mint was preparing for the Bicentennial issue. Due to the high cost of silver bullion, it is unlikely that the Ike Dollar will ever be struck again, in silver.
All Eisenhower Silver Dollars (Proof and Unc) were struck at the San Francisco Mint and bear the "S" Mint mark above the date on the obverse.
Mintage of these Silver coins were very small - and because the coins were made available ONLY in "Brown" or "Blue" packaging, they are difficult to find.
The Eisenhower silver Dollar is the only US Mint issue Silver Dollar struck honoring one of our Presidents...get yours today!
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