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Outstanding Bronze 1973-S Proof Eisenhower Dollar Mint Error

By Mike Byers for Mint Error News ……

1973-S Proof BRONZE Eisenhower Dollar

Broadstruck on Bronze Planchet



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This unique and amazing 1973-S Proof Eisenhower Dollar was broadstruck on a 26g bronze planchet. Since it was struck by Proof Ike Dollar dies, the collar was set up to hold the 36mm diameter of the Ike Dollar planchet. It was broadstruck to the diameter of approximately 40mm, creating a cupped obverse and reverse.Mike Byers Mint Error News - 1973-S Proof Eisenhower Dollar in Bronze Mike Byers Mint Error News - 1973-S Proof Eisenhower Dollar in Bronze Mike Byers Mint Error News - 1973-S Proof Eisenhower Dollar in Bronze

After recently surfacing in an old-time collection of United States Mint errors, it originally was authenticated and certified by NGC as Proof 61 and was featured on the cover of Mint Error News Magazine Issue 61.

The pedigree shows it was from the Mike Byers Collection and also from David Frohman, an Eisenhower enthusiast who is well known for selling a Prototype Eisenhower Dollar in a Heritage Auction for $264,000.

It is fully struck with nearly perfect mirror surfaces and a Deep Cameo portrait. There are a few very light scratches visible on the obverse which appear to be ejection marks since it was broadstruck. This is considered one of the most spectacular mint errors known on a Proof Eisenhower Dollar.

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Mike Byers
Mike Byershttps://minterrornews.com/
Mike Byers is the Owner, Publisher and Editor of Mint Error News Magazine and the Mint Error News website that was founded in 2003. In 2009, Mike Byers published his first book, World's Greatest Mint Errors, which received the NLG Award for Best World Coin Book.

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  1. Spectacular mint employee stealth made junk fit for a pack rats lair. His highness continues to dabble in the rabble of flat out baloney coins.. Brass Ike dollars, golden Washington quarters whats next platinum sheild cents? The man’s got mint errors for brains. Coin Week why do you pump this garbage?

  2. Whats the fuzz about lol. Coinworld says errors were smuggled out 50 years ago in oil pans. The MintErrorNews guy reported on the SS letting calif aution proof errors. Even pcgs Fred Weinberg video says the #1 US Mint head honcho told him they dont care. I heard in the 70’s couple of guys showed up at the Jack Tarr SF show and sold a bunch. All the big boys buy n sell them. I think these are way cool. Cant afford any though unless I win the lotto lol.


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