The Argentum Collectors Ike Dollars
1973-S SILVER MS

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Coin Details

Origin/Country: UNITED STATES
Design Description: DOLLARS - EISENHOWER
Item Description: $1 1973 S SILVER
Full Grade: NGC MS 66
Owner: DCZAN

Set Details

Custom Sets: THE GLOBAL SILVER COIN COLLECTION
Competitive Sets: The Argentum Collectors Ike Dollars   Score: 123
Research: NGC Coin Explorer NGC Coin Price Guide

Owner Comments:

This 24.59 grams, .400 Ag, 1 dollar Eisenhower coin was issued by the United States Mint from 1971 to 1978; it was the first coin of that denomination issued by the Mint since the Peace dollar series ended in 1935. The coin depicts General of the Army and President Dwight D. "Ike" Eisenhower, who appears on the obverse. Both its obverse and reverse were designed by Frank Gasparro. In 1965, the Mint had begun to strike copper-nickel clad coins instead of silver, due to rises in bullion prices. No dollar coins had been struck in thirty years, and none, initially, were minted in the new metal. Beginning in 1969, legislators sought to reintroduce a dollar coin into commerce. After Eisenhower died in March of that year, there were a number of proposals to honor Eisenhower with the new coin. While these bills generally commanded wide support, enactment was delayed by a dispute over whether the new coin should be in base metal or 40% silver. In 1970, a compromise was reached to strike the Eisenhower dollar in base metal for circulation, and in 40% silver as a collectible. President Richard Nixon signed legislation authorizing the new coin on December 31, 1970.

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