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
Weight: 22.6800g
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

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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1978 D $1 MS
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Base $ 1.15 1.15 1.15 1.25 1.25 1.30 1.35 1.35 1.40 2.30 2.75 4.00 9.00 17.00 45.00 190 6500 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 4960
Low Grade: 55
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 67


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6/11/1997 NGC MS 66   Teletrade Auction 0953, 953/Lot# 1865 $103.55
1/13/1999 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 1123, 1123/Lot# 1846 $14.75
9/15/2003 NGC MS 66   Goldberg September 15-17, 2003 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 21/Lot# 918 $230.00
9/13/2004 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2004 September Long Beach Bullet Sale #356, 356/Lot# 2010 $207.00
5/29/2007 NGC MS 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 145, 150/Lot# 1845 $184.00
10/20/2013 PCGS MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/20/2013, 97/Lot# 145692 $40.00
10/31/2014 PCGS MS 66   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3506, 6060/Lot# 22362 $88.13


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