Post an Eisenhower (Ikes)

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  1. Ike Skywalker

    Ike Skywalker Well-Known Member

    This past weekend I made a couple of discoveries hiding in plain sight within my own collection. The veil came off as I was taking close-up shots of some of my slabbed Ikes (planning to do them all . . . .:( ). First up is an unattributed 1971-D PCGS MS65 "Friendly Eagle" variety! Not sure how I missed it the first time around. To me it appeared to be a late die state strike, so I consulted with Brian Vaile of the Ike Group, and he agreed. Not bad for $16.00.

    1971-D Eisenhower PCGS MS65 FEV 34579103 UNATTRIBUTED o-r.jpg
    1971-D Eisenhower PCGS MS65 FEV 34579103 UNATTRIBUTED Slab.jpg
    Then, after photographing the reverse of this 1974 (PCGS MS65) I noticed extra moon craters. One is located on the "E" of ONE, and the other is inside the crater just above the second "L" of DOLLAR. I believe these to be caused by metal fragments since the edges are sharp and delineated. What a cool discovery! Check and recheck your coins, fellas. You never know what you might uncover!

    1974 Eisenhower PCGS MS65 25689292 Strike-Thru o-r.jpg
    1974 Eisenhower PCGS MS65 25689292 Strike-Thru slab.jpg 20190508_IMG_0015-ccfopt.jpg
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    Finally, a dramatic example of a 1971-D Ike struck on a proof planchet. In direct light, the coin presents as an even, stark white GEM, and the bust appears more glossy than the fields. With diffused light, the semi reverse proof-like look comes out. I've had this coin for a bit, but just got it under the Canon last week. Seller snap-shot photos also provided for an in-hand look. It's an odd but gorgeous duck.

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  3. jtlee321

    jtlee321 Well-Known Member


    That 1974 with the extra craters is pretty cool. It reminded me of a 1976-D T1 I have with a struck through date. The strike through looks like filet knife, it's pretty cool. It's fairly deep and round going down into it.

    1976-D-Type-1-Eisenhower-Dollar-Obverse.jpg 1976-D-Type-1-Eisenhower-Dollar-Reverse.jpg 1976-D-Type-1-Eisenhower-Dollar-Strike-Though-Detail.jpg
     
  4. Ike Skywalker

    Ike Skywalker Well-Known Member

    Just realized that I posted the wrong obverse/reverse image for that proof planchet 71-D Ike in my previous post. Here it is:

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  5. Ike Skywalker

    Ike Skywalker Well-Known Member

    New registry upgrade- a truly exquisite 1974-P, worthy of the CAC™ green bean.

    1974 Eisenhower PCGS MS66 CAC o-r.jpg
    1974 Eisenhower PCGS MS66 slab.jpg
     
  6. Ike Skywalker

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  7. Ike Skywalker

    Ike Skywalker Well-Known Member

    Two new Ikequasitions this week. First is an exquisitely toned 1971-S. I call it "Cloudy Day," but "Troubled Skies" may suit it just as well. It comes with a TrueView™ image, and Phil decided to shoot it to produce a bright field appearance. In this case, axial lighting is used in such a way as to produce bright devices against a bright field. I love the result of this approach, although I haven't tried it yet myself. It graded 67 without a cameo designation, no doubt due to the toning obscuring this. We all know the silver proof Ikes have some degree of cameo contrast.

    I took my own close-up shots to create a composite slab image, but my setup "sees" slight cameo contrast with dark fields. The color is more gray-blue- almost purple in some areas. The coin does look like its TV image in-hand, but only in direct light, and it's hard to look at for more than a second or two, ya know? This is why I prefer TrueView™ images to be be direct light glamour shots- so I can look at the coin this way without going blind.

    1971-S Eisenhower PCGS PR67 TrueView.jpg
    1971-S Eisenhower PCGS PR67 slab1.jpg
    Composite image with my own obverse/reverse shots. Other than a direct light view, this is its in-hand appearance.
    1971-S Eisenhower PCGS PR67 slab2.jpg
    Next up is a variety that I didn't even know existed on a 1973-S silver proof - a Tripled Die Obverse! The seller I purchased this from said he sent it in with a batch to be designated as a DDO FS-101, but PCGS disagreed with him. Instead, they correctly attributed this as a TDO. Check out the close-up of IGWT.

    1973-S Eisenhower PCGS PR68DCAM TDO TrueView.jpg
    1973-S Eisenhower PCGS PR68DCAM TDO slab.jpg
    1973-S Eisenhower PCGS PR68DCAM TDO motto detail.jpg
     
  8. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    Both those are nice.
    Dig the TDO.
     
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  9. Mainebill

    Mainebill Wild Bill

    AC4C1B25-5853-4736-B31E-A1171A4FBEFA.jpeg 19E43C38-7F03-4C52-95C9-14EA93BDD001.jpeg Only one I own ipaid stupid money for it but I like this Ike
     
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  10. Razz

    Razz Critical Thinker

    Wild Bill what does your 74-s slab say? I have one I shared on the previous page in the OGP that has very similar toning...
     
  11. Paul_62

    Paul_62 Just takin' it one day at a time Supporter

  12. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    I only own a few Ikes. Basic years and mm's that fill my Whitman folder and then 3 1972P T2s that I pulled from rolls that the bank got.
    1972 T2 1.jpg 1972 T2 2.jpg

    Don't have a picture of the third.
     
  13. Paul_62

    Paul_62 Just takin' it one day at a time Supporter

  14. Paul_62

    Paul_62 Just takin' it one day at a time Supporter

  15. gronnh20

    gronnh20 Well-Known Member

  16. Paul_62

    Paul_62 Just takin' it one day at a time Supporter

  17. Morgandude11

    Morgandude11 As long as it's Silver, I'm listening

  18. Morgandude11

    Morgandude11 As long as it's Silver, I'm listening

    2671FBA6-68E9-49FC-98C3-ECA6191C8DFF.jpeg Another toned PF 66 I picked up two weeks ago:
     
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