Featured 1973 Eisenhower Dollars - Dwight Eisenhower : Father of the American Century

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  1. Phil's Coins

    Phil's Coins Well-Known Member

    Semper Fi
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  3. charley

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    The best clerk MacArthur ever had.
  4. cplradar

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  5. Mac McDonald

    Mac McDonald Well-Known Member

    Indeed...as the bad of today/current becomes worse, the good of yesteryear seems even better. I liked Ike...!
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  6. Oooh_look2001

    Oooh_look2001 Justa member

    whats that tiny squiggle shaped mark on the heads side of the 1973-D eisenhower dollar coin
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  8. cplradar

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    bag mark
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  11. Bilbo1

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    My parents told me the story that they took me to an Eisenhower campaign rally as an infant and a month later I saw him on TV and pointed to him and said “I like Ike”
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  12. cplradar

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  13. cladking

    cladking Coin Collector

    I find it interesting that the mint is minting some half dollars for circulation again. If they're out of half dollars then they must surely be out if Ikes. Ikes had less than a fifth of the mintage and are much more popular.
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  14. cplradar

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    they have a flood of other dollar coins.
  15. cplradar

    cplradar Talmud Chuchum

    When we carried this cartwheel sized dollar, back then, it always felt like we were spending something special. That is the difference with the big coins. They were not just a form of commerce, but also wealth or savings. It is a relationship with money that we just don't have any more.
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  16. johnmilton

    johnmilton Well-Known Member

    As some of you know, I collect political items also. Here are a few pieces that I have.

    My late in-laws received this small medal when they attended a Republican fundraiser in 1960.

    Dinner with Ike 1960 All.jpg

    The "flasher button" (changes images as it is tilted back and forth) was introduced during the 1956 campaign. Stevenson issued the first one, but the Eisenhower campaign soon followed.

    1956 Ike Flasher All.jpg

    This piece was probably issued during the 1952 campaign.

    Ike General.jpg

    It's hard to believe now, but some Republicans talked about drafting Ike for a second term in 1956 after his heart attack.

    Draft Ike in 1956.jpg

    And a button with the classic slogan, "I like Ike."

    I Like Ike pic.jpg

    None of these pieces are very rare or expensive.
  17. Evan Saltis

    Evan Saltis College Dorm Collector Supporter

    He was a fantastic American and a fantastic president. Biggest infrastructure upgrade since the railroads for the average citizen. I won't go into the military career which was incredible in its own right.

    Nice summarization and very nice coin. :)
  18. Antonius Britannia

    Antonius Britannia Well-Known Member

    My Ike set, including the 73, in a Capitol Plastic holder:
    ike1.jpg ike2.jpg
  19. Zorrbabe

    Zorrbabe Coin shortage of good coins not crappy ones lol

  20. Zorrbabe

    Zorrbabe Coin shortage of good coins not crappy ones lol

    How do you get a featured article ? I want to write an article but I wanna make sure people see it
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    Zorrbabe Coin shortage of good coins not crappy ones lol

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