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Eisenhower Dollar - Silver Blue Pack Silver Proof Eisenhower Dollar 1977 Eisenhower P/D/S 3pc Set
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Eisenhower Dollar - Silver Blue Pack Silver Proof Eisenhower Dollar 1977 Eisenhower P/D/S 3pc Set
... 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.
 
1976 Eisenhower Dollar - San Francisco - Silver Proof - Capsule 1978 Eisenhower P/D/S Set 1978 Eisenhower Mint and Proof Set Combo - The Last Jumbo Dollar
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1976 Eisenhower Dollar - San Francisco - Silver Proof - Capsule 1978 Eisenhower P/D/S Set 1978 Mint and Proof Set Combo - The Last Jumbo Dollar
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First & Last Eisenhower Dollar Proofs - 1971 & 1978 1973-1978 Proof Eisenhower Dollar Collection - 6 pc 1971 Eisenhower Dollar - Silvers Set - S Mint
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First - Last Eisenhower Dollar Proofs - 71 & 78 1973-1978 Proof Eisenhower Dollar Collection - 6 pc 1971 Eisenhower Dollar - Silvers Set - S Mint
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1971 Eisenhower P/D/S/S 4pc Set 1972 Eisenhower P/D/S/S 4pc Set 1974 Eisenhower P/D/S/S 5pc Set
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1971 Eisenhower P/D/S/S 4pc Set 1972 Eisenhower P/D/S/S 4pc Set 1974 Eisenhower P/D/S/S 5pc Set
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1971 to 1974 Eisenhower Silver Dollars 4 pc - Blue Packs Significant "Secret" Silver Eisenhower Dollars - 3pc Set 1976 Eisenhower Silver Dollar 2 piece Set
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1971 to 1974 Eisenhower Silver Dollars 4 pc - Blue Packs Significant "Secret" Silver Eisenhower Dollars - 3pc Set 1976 Eisenhower Silver Dollar 2 piece Set
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Complete 16 coin Eisenhower Uncirculated Collection Eisenhower Dollar Proof Sets (1973-1978) 1976 Eisenhower P/D/S/S 5pc Set
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Complete 16 coin Eisenhower Uncirculated Collection Eisenhower Dollar Proof Sets (1973-1978) 1976 Eisenhower P/D/S/S 5pc Set
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1976 Eisenhower P/D/S/S 5pc Set - Type I 1973 Silver Eisenhower 2 Piece Set (Uncirculated & Proof) - the Rarest! The Eisenhower & Susan B. Anthony Dollar Proof Set Collection - 1973 to 1981
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1975 Eisenhower P/D/S/S 5pc Set 1973 Silver Eisenhower 2 Piece Set (Uncirculated & Proof) - the Rarest! Eisenhower Dollar Black Box Proof Sets (1973-1981)
America's Last large Size Dollar

The End of an Era


The Eisenhower dollar was last struck for circulation in 1978. It was in circulation for a only 8 years ( 1971 to 1978 ). It's size was it's downfall .. after being out of circulation for almost 50 years people were just not comfortable carrying a dollar coin when they could use a piece of paper. It was the last 38.1 mm silver dollar issued for circulation by the US Mint and it 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.

Was it destined to fail ?

Many will say yes... After President Eisenhower's death in 1969 we were looking to commemorate the five-star general / 34th President. We just replaced the Franklin Half Dollar with the Kennedy in 1964 and no one wanted to replace Lincoln ( cent ), Jefferson ( nickel ) Roosevelt ( dime ) or Washington ( quarter ) .. so we brought back the Dollar.

There was NO continuity of production for most of its short life. In 1971 and 1972 a Philadelphia & Denver issue were struck for circulation .. but it wasn't included in the Mint Set or Proof Set. Yet a "secret" 40% silver edition was made and sold separately at the San Francisco Mint. They didn't release one for circulation in 1973 .. but it was added to the Mint & Proof Set .. and yes the "secret" silver was made .. then in 1974 five issues were made and released .. a P & D for circulation, a Proof from San Francisco and the "secret" silvers. The Bicentennial celebration added a little flair .. no 1975 coins were released ... but a dual date 1776-1976 coin was released in 1975 and 1976 .. BUT the Lettering of the "United States of America" on the reverse was different in 1975 than in 1976 .. and here the "secret" wasn't a "secret" .. the 40% silvers were sold at banks across the country. By the time the US Mint straighten it out in 1977 .. it was decided they would stop production in 1978.

Popularity
Through all the US Mint blunders the Eisenhower has always been popular .. just not as pocket change. We like things BIG and the Ike Dollar was just that ... the last massive silver dollar for circulation.

This set includes the 1976 Philadelphia and Denver Uncirculated issues, the Silver San Francisco, and the Clad and Silver Proof issues from San Francisco. Each are encapsulated and presented in our custom display box.
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1973 Eisenhower P/D/S/S 5pc Set 1971 to 1974 Eisenhower Silver Dollars 4pc - PROOFS - Brown Pack 1971-1974 Eisenhower Silver Proofs
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1973 Eisenhower P/D/S/S 5pc Set 1971 to 1974 Eisenhower Silver Dollars 4pc - PROOFS - Brown Pack 1971-1974 Eisenhower Silver Proofs
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The Complete Bicentennial Eisenhower Dollar Set - 8 Coins Ultimate Bicentennial 18 Coin Collection 1971-78 Eisenhower PDS Uncirculated Set - 21 Coins in Dansco Album
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The Complete Bicentennial Eisenhower Dollar Set - 8 Coins Ultimate Bicentennial 18 Coin Collection 1971-78 Eisenhower PDS Uncirculated Set - 21 Coins in Dansco
  . June 6th, 1944 … Operation Overload and D-Day invasion of Europe is a day the world will always remember. The man charged with the planning of the Allied liberation of Western Europe and the invasion of Germany was General Eisenhower … made the Supreme Allied Commander in Europe by President Roosevelt in December of 1943. He would later serve two terms in office (1953 to 196 ) as our 34th President. A few years after his death, March 28, 1969, Congress authorized the striking of the Eisenhower Dollar.

The Eisenhower Dollar
The “Ike” dollar was released into circulation in 1971. The dollar was struck with a copper-nickel composition. It was also the last dollar coin to contain the a proportional amount of base metal to lower denominations .. the same as 2 half dollars or 10 dimes. Because of its large size it was never really accepted in circulation and last issued in 1978. The US Mints in Philadelphia and Denver were responsible for releasing coins into circulation. One was released each year for the eight years … a total of 16 coins in all. The collection is a difficult one to assemble because they never released the 1973 issue into circulation … only making it available in US Mint Sets. In 1975-1976 the US Mint released a special design in a celebration of our bicentennial. There is no 1975 dated coin .. all carry the dual date 1776-1976 … BUT … they did make two types: the 1975 issue (known as Variety 1) which has a low/flat relief .. and the revised issue (1976 – Variety 2) which has a sharp delicate design.

Plus … The Secret Silver Uncirculated issues
Yes a Silver Eisenhower! The San Francisco Mint also struck an uncirculated “Ike” dollar. But this edition was a real “silver” coin … struck in 40% silver. They were struck between 1971 and 1974 and then again for the bicentennial in 1976 - 5 coins in all. They were not released into circulation and carry some of the lowest mintage figures in the entire series.

The Complete Collection … 21 Uncirculated Coins !!!
We’ve assembled them all … the Ps and Ds .. including the two Bicentennial varieties AND we also include the 5 Silver issues … all 21 coins. To protect and preserve this collection we have them in Dansco Albums .. considered by many as the finest album on the market.

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1971 - 1974 Eisenhower Silver Dollars - 4 Unc / 4 Silver Proof Secret Silver Proof Eisenhower Dollars - 5 pc Complete Eisenhower Proof Dollar Collection - 11 coin set
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1971 - 1974 Eisenhower Silver Dollars - 4 Unc / 4 Silver Proof Secret Silver Proof Eisenhower Dollars - 5 pc Complete Eisenhower Proof Dollar Collection - 11 coin set
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