Category Archives: Dwight D. Eisenhower

United States 1972-S Uncirculated Eisenhower Dollar

Description A year after the initial buzz… and then thud… of the release of a new dollar coin, the United States Mint continued its work to refine and improve Frank Gasparro’s design. A number of subtle changes were undertaken by the Mint’s engraving department, including a mid-year change in the quality of die steel used […]

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The Little Rock Nine and the 2007 Desegregation Commemorative Dollar

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS …… One of the defining moments of the Civil Rights Era in the mid-20th century United States occurred when Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas was formally integrated. The United States Supreme Court ruling that served as the catalyst for integration in public school systems across the country had […]

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United States 1978-D Eisenhower Dollar

Description Even though the United States had no real need for a large dollar coin at the start of the 1970s, the gaming industry developed an acute need to find a replacement for the silver dollars it used to feed tens of thousands of slot machines. This “need”, and the recent passing of beloved war-hero-turned-President […]

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Frank Gasparro and His Coins

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS …… There are few numismatic artists of the mid-20th century as prolific as Frank Gasparro, a man whose coin designs are known to hundreds of millions of Americans, even if his name isn’t familiar to all. He created some of the most widely familiar coin designs ever minted. His artistic […]

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Mike Byers Mint Error News – 1973-S Proof Clad Ike Dollar Double Struck on 50¢ Planchet

By Mike Byers for Mint Error News …… This is one of the most spectacular Proof Ike dollar mint errors of all time. Not only is it a spectacular double struck, but it is also struck on a clad half dollar planchet. There are two Proof Ike dollars known that were double struck on clad […]

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United States 1974-D Eisenhower Dollar

Description: Besides removing silver from the quarter, dime, and nickel, the Coinage Act of 1965 also mandated that no new silver dollars could be coined until 1970, at which time the need for the denomination would be reevaluated. That “need”, apparently, came from an unexpected source: Nevada gambling casinos. Though small numbers of silver dollars […]

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United States 1977 Eisenhower Dollar

Description: Besides removing silver from the quarter, dime, and nickel, the Coinage Act of 1965 also mandated that no new silver dollars could be coined until 1970, at which time the need for the denomination would be reevaluated. That “need”, apparently, came from an unexpected source: Nevada gambling casinos. Though small numbers of silver dollars […]

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United States 1978 Eisenhower Dollar

Description: Even though the United States had no real need for a large dollar coin at the start of the 1970s, the gaming industry developed an acute need to find a replacement for the silver dollars it used to feed tens of thousands of slot machines. This “need”, and the recent passing of beloved war-hero-turned-President […]

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United States 1971 (P) Eisenhower Dollar

Description: While the country-at-large’s desire for a large dollar coin at the start of the 1970s was hardly demonstrable, the gaming industry developed an acute need to find a replacement for the silver dollars it used to feed tens of thousands of slot machines. This “need”, and the recent passing of beloved war-hero-turned-President Dwight D. […]

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US Coins – Jack and Ike: The 40 Percent Club Short Set

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com ….. Collecting Strategies on building a 40% silver Short Set  1965 was a momentous year for U.S. coinage. It was the year we made the switch from silver alloy to clad, and for many it marks the boundary between “real” money and whatever you’d want to call our coinage since then. […]

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First Read: A Guide Book of Modern United States Dollar Coins

First Read, a continuing series of essays about classic and contemporary works of numismatic literature… Review by Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek ….. A new era in United States coinage dawned in 1971 with the launch of the Eisenhower dollar. It was the first dollar coin issued since the Peace dollar series ended in 1935. Unfortunately […]

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Defending “In God We Trust” Motto Focus of Aug. 11 Money Talks Presentation

“Some critics of ‘In God We Trust’ may be ignorant of the phrase’s long history or are deliberately ignoring the rulings of courts and resolutions of Congress,” points out award-winning writer Michael Fuljenz By Universal Coin & Bullion ….. An educator and acclaimed writer will give a free, informative presentation on defending the national motto, […]

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Heritage Auctions Private Coin Lot Viewing – Summer FUN 2016 – 4K Video

Heritage Auctions is the official auctioneer of the Florida United Numismatists Winter and Summer FUN coin shows. At the Summer 2016 FUN coin show, CoinWeek editor Charles Morgan sat with Heritage Auction’s Chris Dykstra to discuss three interesting lots from the July 7-10 Summer FUN US Coins Signature Auction. In this private lot viewing video, […]

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Heritage Auctions Private Coin Lot Viewing – Summer FUN 2016 – 4K Video

Heritage Auctions is the official auctioneer of the Florida United Numismatists Winter and Summer FUN coin shows. At the Summer 2016 FUN coin show, CoinWeek editor Charles Morgan sat with Heritage Auction’s Chris Dykstra to discuss three interesting lots from the July 7-10 Summer FUN US Coins Signature Auction. In this private lot viewing video, […]

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Coin Grading – New Norman Rockwell Labels from NGC

Offered exclusively for NGC Collectors Society members, these Norman Rockwell labels are available only until June 30 or while supplies last Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) has created two special certification labels featuring portraits by the famous American illustrator Norman Rockwell. These labels show Rockwell’s portraits of presidents John F. Kennedy and Dwight D. Eisenhower, which […]

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“In God We Trust” Topic Of March 4 ANA Dallas Show Program by Michael Fuljenz

By Universal Coin & Bullion ….. Educator and award-winning numismatic writer Michael Fuljenz will give a free, informative presentation on the national motto, “In God We Trust,” at the American Numismatic Association (ANA) National Money Show in Dallas, Texas on Friday, March 4, 2016. The public is invited. The 45-minute presentation by Fuljenz, entitled “The […]

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U.S. Mint Eisenhower Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set Available May 12

The 2015 United States Mint Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set – Dwight D. Eisenhower (product code JP6) will go on sale on May 12 at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). The set includes one uncirculated Eisenhower Presidential $1 Coin and one bronze medal with the same likeness of first lady Mamie Eisenhower […]

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2015 Harry S. Truman Coin and Chronicle Set on Sale June 30

By CoinWeek News Staff…. According to Lateefah Simms, Public Affairs Specialist at the U.S. Mint, the first Coin and Chronicle Set of 2015 (product code AX1)–featuring Harry S. Truman–will go on sale June 30. There will be a product limit of 17,000 and an order limit of five per household. As reported by CoinWeek on […]

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U.S. Mint to Offer Eisenhower Presidential $1 Coin Products April 13

The United States Mint will open sales for product options with Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential $1 Coins on April 13 at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). All product options contain circulating quality coins from the bureau’s facilities at Philadelphia or Denver that have never been placed into circulation. The packaging displays the name of the […]

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U.S. Mint to Offer Eisenhower Presidential $1 Coin Products April 13

The United States Mint will open sales for product options with Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential $1 Coins on April 13 at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). All product options contain circulating quality coins from the bureau’s facilities at Philadelphia or Denver that have never been placed into circulation. The packaging displays the name of the […]

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2015 U.S. Mint Presidential $1 Coin Proof Set Available March 10

The 2015 United States Mint Presidential $1 Coin Proof Set (product code PE5) will be available for purchase starting March 10, at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). Priced at $18.95, this set contains four proof finish Presidential $1 Coins from the U.S. Mint at San Francisco, featuring the portraits of Presidents Harry S. Truman, Dwight […]

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2015 U.S. Mint Presidential $1 Coin Proof Set Available March 10

The 2015 United States Mint Presidential $1 Coin Proof Set (product code PE5) will be available for purchase starting March 10, at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). Priced at $18.95, this set contains four proof finish Presidential $1 Coins from the U.S. Mint at San Francisco, featuring the portraits of Presidents Harry S. Truman, Dwight […]

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