Eisenhower Dollar 1972 Type 2 Confirmation?

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  1. Lon Chaney

    Lon Chaney Well-Known Member

    Calling all Ike experts. I believe I have a Type 2 here, based on the earth on the reverse. Am I correct? Thanks. PXL_20230318_012309444.jpg PXL_20230318_012353582.MP.jpg PXL_20230318_012437295.MP.jpg
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  3. igotchange

    igotchange Active Member

    lmao who can tell.whats with the pics?
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  4. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 U.S Casual Collector / Error Collector

    Better Pic please? Who can tell with these Pics. If you could provide us with a clearer Pic that would be AWESOME!! :)
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  5. Snowman

    Snowman Senior Member

    maybe ?? need better pics
    for those who don't know - here is what to look for

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  6. johnmilton

    johnmilton Well-Known Member

    You have the Type II Bicentennial dollars. I can tell by the thickness of the letters in “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.” The Type I letters are thick, and Type II letters are thinner.
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  7. Lon Chaney

    Lon Chaney Well-Known Member

    True, pics aren't the best. I will get better photos later today.
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  9. Mountain Man

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    Awaiting better photos.
  10. CoinCorgi

    CoinCorgi Tell your dog I said hi!

    Not too sure that this correlation/diagnostic is correct...I will get back after reviewing.

    edit: I stand corrected. The Type II letters are thinner than the Type I letters. The difference is not as drastic (or reliably distinguishable IMHO*) as the 1976 Type I and II letter thickness differences.

    *note that the three images presented at the Numista link provided above seem to show that the Type II letters are thicker than Type I, which supports my thinking that it is an unreliable diagnostic.

    Numista Type I...
    Type I.jpg
    Numista Type II...
    Type II.jpg
    Numista Type III...
    Type III.jpg
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2023
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  11. Lon Chaney

    Lon Chaney Well-Known Member

    Are these any better? Looking at the coin in hand, I believe it's a type 2, but was hoping for confirmation. Hopefully these show the islands better on the earth:
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  13. coinguy-matthew

    coinguy-matthew Ike Crazy

    Well the photos are not great and I could be entirely wrong but to me it looks like a type 1.
  14. coinguy-matthew

    coinguy-matthew Ike Crazy

    In fact as i look at it some more im almost positive its a type 1
  15. Mr.Q

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  16. Lon Chaney

    Lon Chaney Well-Known Member

    I guess you guys are right - the ridge on the earth that goes from 3 0'clock to 6 o'clock appears on the Type 1. I was looking mainly at the Caribbean islands. Darn.

    @Snowman - what's up with the Type 6 in your post? I thought there were just 3 types. Where's type 4 and 5?
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  18. Lon Chaney

    Lon Chaney Well-Known Member

    Ah ok. Makes sense.
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