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1971 - 1974 Eisenhower Silver Dollars - 4 Unc / 4 Silver Proof
1971 - 1974 Eisenhower Silver Dollars - 4 Unc / 4 Silver Proof


 
Our Price: $159.95
Year: 1971-1974
Mint(s): San Francisco
Composition: 40% Silver
Diameter: 38.1 mm
Mintage: Various


Product Code: 4531
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A Collecting Secret: the Forgotten San Francisco 'Brown' & 'Blue' Pack Silver Eisenhowers

The Eisenhower Dollar is one of the most popular in our nation's history, but many have forgotten about the 'Secret' silver Eisenhower Dollars that were released just for collectors from 1971 to 1974!

When the United States Mint in San Fransisco struck these special .400 silver coins, they actually created two different versions: Proof and Brilliant Uncirculated. So as not to confuse the silver coins with the circulation-strike copper-nickel coins, these new coins were issued exclusively to collectors in unique packaging... these became known as the 'Brown' (Proof) and 'Blue' (Uncirculated) Silver Eisenhower Packs.

They earned these names due to the packaging that was used -- the 'Blue Packs' came in a blue-colored envelope with the coins themselves in cellophane alongside a Blue plastic token, while the 'Brown Packs' came with the Silver Dollar in a special plastic lens and was packaged in a brown-box by the U.S. Mint.

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, 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 Fransisco Mint and bear the "S" Mint mark above the date on the obverse.

Mintage of these Silver coins were very small -- some of the rarest in the entire series!

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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