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

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  1. alurid

    alurid Well-Known Member

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  3. I lucked out earlier this year when I was cashing in quarters I had hunted. The bank teller told me someone brought in a "bunch of those big dollars - do you want them?" HECK YEAH! I got 294 Ikes that day - many in Mint State condition. What a treat!
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  4. chascat

    chascat Well-Known Member

    Most likely old Casino Dollars.
  5. LA_Geezer

    LA_Geezer Well-Known Member

    And thank you for posting this story.

    My father, a career army man, served a second tour in post-war Germany from 1949 to 1952; my little brother and I and Mom were there with him this time. I was 7 when we returned to the states from that tour. We have always been respectful of this great man, thanks partly to my dad's intense patriotism. I was also fortunate to meet and have a short talk with Stephen Ambrose about his Eisenhower biography when he taught at the University of New Orleans more than 30 years ago.
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  6. NumismaticGary

    NumismaticGary Active Member

    Got one of those infamous "brown ikes" with some decent toning on it! Quite like the thing it has character! Would have loved to buy one in the day new, and watch as it toned up over the years. IMG_2036.jpeg IMG_2037.jpeg IMG_2038.jpeg
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  7. NumismaticGary

    NumismaticGary Active Member

    It could be dust on the holder. Hard to tell if it's on the actual coin.
  8. mrweaseluv

    mrweaseluv Supporter! Supporter

    Nice I want at least one of those brown box Ike's missed a chance at a set of 4 about a year ago and still kicking myself over it...
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  9. chascat

    chascat Well-Known Member

    Brown box Ikes should have been removed from their holders many years ago. Leaving them in the mint holders causes that ugly hazy toning which ruins the coin.
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  10. charley

    charley Well-Known Member

    I like the comment, but I don't completely agree. Many do not have what is referred to as haze. There has been a school of thought, in general, that haze is helpful in evaluating a piece as original.

    I have original ikes (and many other series) in mint packaging without haze. Is it any less or more original?

    Beauty and acceptability is in the eye of the beholder, I guess. Haze has never been a basis of rejection of a coin, to me. I prefer not enhancing the piece with dipping, etc.

    Side comment, I knew a fanatic collector that doctored his coins with urine and then a distilled water rinse. Go figure.
  11. chascat

    chascat Well-Known Member

    Right...an 50% ammonia and water dip with a rinse in distilled water will get rid of most, if not all that haze. I prefer brilliant proofs to hazy ones...just my thing. I think the urine thing is a little obtuse, but each to their own.
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  12. charley

    charley Well-Known Member

    How do you think his cow felt???
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  13. cplradar

    cplradar Talmud Chuchum

    very cool
  14. john65999

    john65999 Well-Known Member

    just picked up a nice 0fff center ike, waiting to get it got it from great collections..lemme see if their pic is available...... 1026265-1.jpg
    got a real great deal on this one

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  15. john65999

    john65999 Well-Known Member

    had a complete set of non errors, but it disappeared, seems some of my "friends" have sticky fingers
  16. cplradar

    cplradar Talmud Chuchum

    that is a recurring theme.
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