1971 Clad Type 1 Dollar

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by expat, Mar 28, 2020.

  1. expat

    expat Well-Known Member

    Really going to show my newbie ignorance now as an Englishman, living in Spain, looking at American coinage.
    Firstly the coin is clad, the two distinct metal types are crystal clear on the edge, but as it is sealed in a packet is not easy to photograph.
    Question 1: I have the possibly mistaken assumption that these were minted in San Francisco, so why does this one have a D mintmark?
    Question 2: Is it normal on this coin for the moon image to be mishapen (top left quadrant)?
    Question 3: Why is the near leg of the eagle thinner than the leg furthest away? I would have thought the other way as a painter i always have to get perspective right or at least pleasing to the eye, so this stuck out straight away.
    I am looking forward to some informative answers
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  3. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    #1 - D for Denver Mint
    #2 - That is the Earth not the Moon
    #3 - Leg design is normal. That's the way it was intended to be.
     
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  4. paddyman98

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  5. Danomite

    Danomite What do you say uh-huh Supporter

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  6. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    @expat

    Note how this photo of the earth appears to be out of round. This is the image that was portrayed on the coin.

    [​IMG]
     
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  7. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Basically it's normal.
     
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  8. expat

    expat Well-Known Member

    Thanks guys. Couldn't find much info on that coin and it differs greatly from the 1977 silver proof that i have and i wondered why.
     
  9. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

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  10. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    1977 Silver Proof? Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but the SF Mint didn't strike any silver proofs that year. All of them were copper/nickel. ~ Chris
     
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  11. Rick Stachowski

    Rick Stachowski Well-Known Member

    Correct .
    No silver for that year ..
     
  12. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

  13. Rick Stachowski

    Rick Stachowski Well-Known Member

    Any ideal which friendly eagle ( variety ) that is ?
    There's 5 of them .
    http://www.ikegroup.info/?page_id=1142
     
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  14. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    I'm not sure. I will check when I get home. Maybe I can figure it out :wideyed:
     
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  15. Rick Stachowski

    Rick Stachowski Well-Known Member

    I can help with that ...
     
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    Rick Stachowski Well-Known Member

  17. expat

    expat Well-Known Member

    I am losing track of which photographs i am trying to refer to. Be glad when i can get out of the house.
    To clarify, the coin is a 1977 s Clad not silver Proof. Sorry for the mis-information
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  18. Rick Stachowski

    Rick Stachowski Well-Known Member

    Here's some ddo to look through .
    http://varietyvista.com/13 Eisenhower Dollars/DDOs 1977-S.htm
    http://www.ikegroup.info/DIVA listings/1977 S/7CP-301.pdf

    Here's a good site for you .
    http://www.ikegroup.info/
     
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  20. Rick Stachowski

    Rick Stachowski Well-Known Member

    If you have anymore, post them .
    There's also errors ..........
     
  21. expat

    expat Well-Known Member

    Finally found the other coin i wanted to show you. 1973s uncirculated silver dollar with 4 islands off Florida.
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