Coin Specifications

Category: Eisenhower Dollars (1971-1978)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 33,012,890
Obverse Designer: Frank Gasparro
Reverse Designer: Frank Gasparro
Composition: Copper-Nickel Clad Copper
Weight: 22.6800g
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
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1978 D $1 MS obverse 1978 D $1 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

While the Denver mint struck just over 33 million Eisenhower dollars in 1978, many made their way to Las Vegas and Atlantic City slot machines, where they were put through much abuse. Gem examples can be hard to locate, but can be found most easily in sealed mint sets.

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Last Updated: 8/29/2019

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1978 D $1 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 5143
Low Grade: 55
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 67

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 11/12/2019 1978 D $1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------25-164835041236044---5143
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Total---------25-164835041246054---5145
 ---------0 %0 %-0 %0 %1 %7 %80 %12 %0 %--- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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5/20/1998 PCGS MS 66   Teletrade Auction 1051, 1051/Lot# 2075 $87.20
9/15/2003 NGC MS 66   Goldberg September 15-17, 2003 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 21/Lot# 918 $230.00
10/24/2005 NGC MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #59, 64/Lot# 1053 $24.15
12/13/2012 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions Thursday Modern Coin Auctions Session(1), 241251/Lot# 16025 $15.00
12/22/2013 PCGS MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/22/2013, 166/Lot# 140466 $11.00
10/31/2014 PCGS MS 66   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3506, 6060/Lot# 22362 $88.13
4/27/2016 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2016 April 27 - May 1 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(4), 1234/Lot# 5468 $969.38
3/27/2019 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131914/Lot# 21848 $150.00


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