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. 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! 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.