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Why purchase this 1972-S Eisenhower Silver Dollar?
The 34th President of the United States, Dwight D. Eisenhower, authorized the creation of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on July 29, 1958, funding the innovations which led to the Apollo 11 lunar landing in 1969. The U.S. Mint's Eisenhower Dollar series commemorates the former president and his desire for U.S. leadership in the space age. Having a mintage of 2,193,056, this 1972 issue of the Eisenhower Dollar was struck at the San Francisco Mint from 0.3161 Troy oz. of .400 fine silver.
Space Themed Eisenhower Dollar Design by Frank Gasparro
President Eisenhower is depicted on the obverse in a left facing pose. Inscriptions include "LIBERTY," "IN GOD WE TRUST" and "1972," along with San Francisco's "S" Mint mark.
The reverse is a tribute to NASA's Apollo 11 space flight, replicating the astronaut designed mission insignia, which illustrates an eagle descending to the moon's surface with an olive branch in its grasp. Inscribed "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," "E PLURIBUS UNUM" and "ONE DOLLAR."
Mint State 67 with Hand Signed Label
Possessing a superb strike, full luster and outstanding eye appeal, this 1972-S Silver Eisenhower Dollar earned the grade of Mint State 67 from Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC). The coin is presented in a black core NGC holder, which includes a certification label hand signed by Astronaut Charlie Duke, the Lunar Module Pilot for Apollo 16 in 1972 and the 10th man to walk on the Moon.
This 1972-S release of the Eisenhower Silver Dollar is sure to be an exciting addition to your collection!
This 1972-S Silver Eisenhower Dollar NGC MS67 Black Core Holder Charlie Duke Signed Label is proudly minted by the U.S. Mint. The United States Mint was founded in 1792 and manufactures circulating, collectible, and bullion coinage.
|Year of Issue:||1972|
|Holder:||Black Core Holder|
|Label/Signature:||Charlie Duke Signed Label|
|Weight in Grams:||9.835 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||0.3162 oz|
|Legal Tender:||United States|
In 1971, the United States Mint resumed striking $1 coins for the first time since 1935, when the last Peace dollars were made. The Eisenhower Dollar, or Ike Dollar, was a tribute to World War II general and former President General Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Charlie Duke is best known as the Lunar Module Pilot for Apollo 16 in 1972 and as the tenth and youngest person to walk on the lunar surface. In recent years, has made an agreement with NGC to hand-sign designation labels.