NGC Offers Special Label to Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Eisenhower Dollar

Posted on 12/17/2020

The Eisenhower Dollar was the first dollar coin issued since the Peace Dollar, which ended in 1935.

On January 1, 2021, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) will begin offering a new special label for bulk submissions of Eisenhower Dollars in commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the iconic series.

A 1776-1976 Silver $1 graded NGC PF 69 Cameo with the Eisenhower Dollar 50th Anniversary Special Label
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In October of 1969, Congress passed a bill to create the dollar in honor of President Eisenhower and the Apollo XI space flight of 1969. It authorized the coining of two versions: a circulating copper-nickel clad coin and up to 150 million silver-clad coins for collectors.

Designed by the US Mint Chief Engraver, Frank Gasparro, the obverse features a bold left-facing profile of the president with Gasparro’s initials, FG, on the trim. The reverse depicts a striking adaptation of the official Apollo XI insignia.

When the US Mint initially released the clad circulation strikes — the largest clad coin ever issued — collectors hoarded them in a frenzy. Unfortunately, the general public scarcely used them due to their large size and weight. In 1973, the Mint decided to only strike enough for the Uncirculated Silver Dollar Sets.

The NGC Eisenhower Dollar 50th Anniversary Special Label (#1547) will be available for bulk submissions only for no additional fee through December 31, 2021.

For submissions, contact Scott Heller at or 941-360-3990 or Miles Standish at or 949-922-0515.

To see other NGC Special Labels, click here.

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