From 1971 to 1976 the United States Mint brought back a special silver coin in order to honor President Dwight D. Eisenhower. These were collectible versions of the copper-nickel clad coins in circulation. These special versions contained 40% silver content. These coins come in BU or Proof Condition depending on stock on hand.
- Made of .3161 Troy oz of actual silver content
- Coin is either in BU or Proof Condition (depending on stock on hand)
- Coins issued between 1971 and 1976 (coin shipped depends on stock on hand)
- Face value of $1 backed by the federal government
- Obverse side has image of Dwight D. Eisenhower
- The reverse side has a picture of an eagle landing on the moon
- Designed by Frank Gasparro
In 1971 the US Mint issued a silver dollar honoring President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Silver dollars had been out of circulation since 1935 so this was a big deal. These coins were released only as collectibles as a Brilliant Uncirculated coin or a proof specimen. One aspect of these coins that made them attractive to collectors is that they contain 40% silver where the silver dollars in circulation at the time were a copper-nickel composition. These coins continued to be minted until 1976.
President Eisenhower is widely regarded as one of the best Presidents of the United States. Before that, he was a military hero. As a West Point graduate, he served in World War I and rose to the rank of 5-Star Journal. He was later named the Supreme Leader of the Allied Forces. He led the invasion of Normandy which was the turning point of World War II.
On the obverse of the coin is an image of Dwight D. Eisenhower. Here he is looking to the left. Above his head is ‘LIBERTY’. Under his chin is ‘IN GOD WE TRUST’. At the bottom is the year of issue which is between 1971-1976.
The reverse shows an American bald eagle landing on the moon. This is fitting because it was President Eisenhower that created NASA in response to the Soviet Union’s Sputnik program. This touched off the space race to be the first country to put astronauts on the moon. The eagle has an olive branch in one talon and a bundle of arrows in the other. At the top of the coin is ‘UNITED STATES OF AMERICA’. Below that is ‘E PLURIBUS UNUM’. At the bottom is ‘ONE DOLLAR’.
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