Coin Specifications

Category: Ike Dollars (1971-1978)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 33,012,890
Catalog: KM-A203
Obverse Designer: Frank Gasparro
Reverse Designer: Frank Gasparro
Composition: Copper-Nickel Clad Copper
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1978 D $1 MS obverse 1978 D $1 MS reverse


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Description & Analysis

Denver struck more than 33 million Eisenhower Dollars in 1978, the last year of the series. Many if not most of these pieces, however, were abused by slot machines of the day. Mint State survivors are available, courtesy of mint sets, but locating unblemished examples with quality strikes is surprisingly difficult.

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Last Updated: 6/11/2013

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1978 D $1 MS
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Base $ 1.15 1.15 1.15 1.22 1.24 1.24 1.27 1.33 1.34 1.38 2.28 2.40 3.90 7.80 16.25 31.25 125 5310 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 4858
Low Grade: 55
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 67


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3/5/2001 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 1413, 1413/Lot# 1678 $11.75
9/15/2003 NGC MS 66   Goldberg September 15-17, 2003 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 21/Lot# 918 $230.00
4/30/2007 NGC MS 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 137, 142/Lot# 2118 $184.00
7/4/2007 NGC MS 66   Teletrade Auction 2390, 2390/Lot# 1730 $89.60
2/24/2008 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Coin Auction #68031, 68031/Lot# 61382 $33.00
6/2/2013 NGC MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/02/2013, 77/Lot# 119790 $24.00
7/25/2014 PCGS MS 66   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3492, 6043/Lot# 22507 $173.90


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