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Only Known Proof Bicentennial Eisenhower Dollar Major Mint Error

1976-S Bicentennial Eisenhower Dollar with a dramatic overstrike error. Image: Mike Byers.
1976-S Bicentennial Eisenhower Dollar with a dramatic overstrike error. Image: Mike Byers.

By Mike Byers for Mint Error News ……
 

This Proof Bicentennial Eisenhower dollar major Mint error is unique in many ways and has no equals. It is the only known Proof Bicentennial Ike Dollar major Mint error of any kind. It is the only known example to be double struck. There are no off-centers known, no off-metals known, no mated pairs known, and no double denominations known.

Even though non-Bicentennial Proof Ike Dollar major Mint errors are rare, there are examples known with several types of major striking errors.

A “Clover Leaf” set of Ike dollars struck on dimes sold in a Heritage auction for $105,000 USD; two mated pairs have sold for $40K and $75K; off-metals have sold for as high as $25K each; off-centers and double strikes at $25K as well; a unique Bronze Ike Dollar sold for $75K; and a unique Ike Dollar on a struck Bronze Medal sold for $40K in another Heritage auction.

1976-S Bicentennial Eisenhower Dollar with a dramatic overstrike error. Image: Mike Byers.
1976-S Bicentennial Eisenhower Dollar with a dramatic double strike error graded PF64* by NGC. Image: Mike Byers.

This double struck Proof Bicentennial Ike Dollar is pedigreed to John Devine (“Lonesome John”), a famous pioneer in the field of Mint errors and was just certified by Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC). It was previously unknown to the numismatic community and is just now being offered for sale.

It is in very choice Proof condition and has deep mirrored fields with a Cameo portrait and Liberty Bell. It has high eye appeal since the major devices on the second strike are fully struck. The Ike portrait, Liberty Bell, and moon are fully present – as well as the complete mottoes IN GOD WE TRUST and E PLURIBUS UNUM.

Being the only known Proof Bicentennial Eisenhower Dollar major Mint error of any kind propels it into the rank of unique, amazing, and spectacular numismatic rarities.

It was featured on the cover of Mint Error News Magazine issue 67.

 

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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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6 COMMENTS

  1. Yes I have a type2 ike 1972s and well mine has an error that I have not yet seen on any other ikes please let me know if you have seen any other ikes with a scar on his cheek????? please answer back

  2. I have a Nickle like the one on the front of that book. It is doubled on both sides but hasn’t date on it. Does it have any value?

  3. As a coin addiction love that coin .
    I was born 1970 still looking for that 1970 error coin
    Glad to say that Mike B has a great collection .
    Coin addict

  4. I have 1968 Roosevelt signs two of them no s I have a dime that’s I don’t know the exact year I I got here I think it’s either 1976 or 1996 and it’s like looks like a penny the same color as a penny I have a I have a you know I have a lot of Eisenhower’s

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