1972 Ike Dollar-Scarce Type 2 Reverse

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  1. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Eisenhower Dollars were minted from 1971-1978. They were issued to honor President Dwight D. Eisenhower and the first man on the moon landing.

    It was designed by Frank Gasparro. His initials appear on the presidents neck and below the eagle. The reverse is designed after the official Apollo 11 insignia. Collectors coins were struck in 40% silver while circulation coins are copper nickel.

    In 1971 there are two varieties. Variety one is normal and variety two was modified to show accented crater lines. In 1972 the dies were modified several times. Variety 1 is a low relief with a flattened earth and 3 islands off of Florida.

    Variety 2 is a high relief design with a round earth and weak or indistinct islands. The high relief reverse die was improved and that became Variety 3, which was used for the remaining two years of manufacture.

    In 1973 the treasury held an open contest for selection of new designs for the bicentennial dollar. Almost 1000 entries were submitted in October of 1973. It was narrowed down to 12 semi finalist and the judges chose the liberty bell superimposed on the moon for the design. The design is the work of Dennis R. Williams. The obverse was unchanged except for the dual date 1776-1976.

    The bicentennial dollars with the dual dates were minted during 1975 and 1976. The dual dated coins were in various offers of proof and uncirculated coins made by the Mint. They were also issued for general circulation.

    In early 1975 the lettering was modified to produce a more attractive design. This resulted in two varieties for that year. In 1977 and 1978 the eagle reverse was resumed.

    This is the variety 2 design, which is the scarce design. Graded by ANACS as MS-64, Tyoe 2 Reverse.
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  3. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Nice one!
    I managed to find 2 T2 Ikes in my very limited searches of Ikes.
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  4. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

  5. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Yeah. Ive got them in flips. Not sure what to do with them since I don’t really collect Ikes besides a date/mm set :p
     
  6. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    I think I have most of them but I really don't collect them. It would be an inexpensive set to put together.
     
  7. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    I managed to pull almost a full set from the circulation Ikes I got. I had fun spending the rest of them and watching peoples' reactions.
     
  8. Goldsayshi463

    Goldsayshi463 the person who says "hi" all the time

    image.jpg image.jpg Then what variety is this?
     
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    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

  10. Goldsayshi463

    Goldsayshi463 the person who says "hi" all the time

  11. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

  12. Goldsayshi463

    Goldsayshi463 the person who says "hi" all the time

    oh ok. How many times I said “oh ok” today. Probably around 10
     
  13. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Oh, that's ok :)
     
  14. Goldsayshi463

    Goldsayshi463 the person who says "hi" all the time

  15. Goldsayshi463

    Goldsayshi463 the person who says "hi" all the time

    plz make me stop
     
  16. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Oh ok, now THAT was one too many :p
     
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    Goldsayshi463 the person who says "hi" all the time

  18. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Oh, ok lol
     
  19. Goldsayshi463

    Goldsayshi463 the person who says "hi" all the time

  20. Goldsayshi463

    Goldsayshi463 the person who says "hi" all the time

    I still probably don’t even realize it now cause all u numismatists make it a habit
     
  21. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Oh ok
     
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