The Eisenhower dollar was a one-dollar coin the United States Mint struck from 1971 to 1978. A large coin, the Eisenhower dollar, was struck in the size of the American silver dollars that circulated in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Its large size made the coin resemble the classic American silver dollar but impaired its practical use as a circulating coin. The Mint produced the Ike dollar in two formats: copper-nickel for circulation and 40% silver-clad for collectors.
The Eisenhower dollar is one of the most popularly collected United States coins, and most collectors view the type as an affordable series that is easy to complete. In ultra-high grades, the Eisenhower dollar presents a significant challenge for the advanced collector, and devoted Ike dollar aficionados have paid as much as $10,000 or more for the “ultimate” examples of some of the more difficult dates.
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Our expertly curated articles provide deep insights into the production and circulation history of the Eisenhower Dollar and actionable information to give even the most advanced collectors an advantage when they buy or sell coins from this series.
Learn the critical diagnostic features you must recognize to correctly identify the scarce 1971-D Friendly Eagle variety and the key date 1972 Type II dollars. Get expert insights into the series from leading dealer James Sego. Read Charles Morgan’s exclusive analysis of certified Ike dollar populations and price trends, plus a date-by-date breakdown of many key dates in the series. Explore the series at a level of complexity and detail you will not find in any printed guide or book.