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Silver Proof Eisenhower Dollar
Silver Proof Eisenhower Dollar

Our Price: $17.95
Year: 1971-1974
Mint(s): San Francisco
Composition: 40% silver
Diameter: 38.1 mm
Mintage: Various

Product Code: 6673

The Other Secret Ike !!

The Scarce Proof Edition

You've heard us make the statement "Was this Silver Dollar Meant to be a Secret?" a number of times over the past few years. The coin we've been talking about was the Silver Eisenhower in Uncirculated condition ... some refer to it as the Blue Pack ( the color of the envelope it was sold in ) - but there was another coin that was released in Silver that year as well - the Silver Proof Edition.

The last Large Size Dollar

The Eisenhower Dollar was released into circulation in 1971. The Eisenhower dollar was the last dollar coin to contain a proportional amount of base metal to lower denominations; it has the same amount of copper-nickel as two Kennedy half dollars, four Washington Quarters, or ten Roosevelt dimes. Because of this, it, like its predecessors, had a cumbersome and excessively large size, leading to their short time in circulation. It was last issued in 1978.

The Rarest of them All !!

In 1971, the 1st year of issue, over 100 million coins were made for circulation at the Philadelphia & Denver Mint. But, only a fraction were made in silver and sold separately by the US Mint. And the rarest of them all were the Silver Proofs ( actually less than 4 % ). Let's put that into perspective ... with the US coming off the silver standard in 1970 it would have been news that a New "Silver" Silver Dollar coin was being issued along with the regular release "new" dollar. Yet the mintages were real small. Today the US Mint makes in excess of 20 Million Silver Eagles a year !!

The Silver Proof Eisenhower was issued between 1971 and 1974. Each is in the original presentation lens as released by the mint. Coins will be fulfilled with dates of our choice.

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