Coin Specifications

Category: Ike 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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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: 5010
Low Grade: 55
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 67


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7/5/1999 NGC MS 65   Teletrade Auction 1182, 1182/Lot# 1862 $20.75
9/15/2003 NGC MS 66   Goldberg September 15-17, 2003 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 21/Lot# 918 $230.00
9/30/2003 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #23101, 23101/Lot# 14032 $18.00
8/18/2008 NGC MS 67   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 275, 281/Lot# 911 $4,025.00
6/29/2014 NGC MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/29/2014, 187/Lot# 179169 $11.00
7/11/2014 PCGS MS 66   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3490, 6041/Lot# 20625 $173.90
1/29/2015 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 29 - February 1 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1217/Lot# 8125 $94.00


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