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Why add this 1972-S Eisenhower Proof Silver Dollar to your collection?
The Eisenhower Dollar was introduced by the U.S. Mint in 1971. Congressional legislation authorizing creation of the coin was passed on December 31, 1970, requiring its design to honor Dwight D. Eisenhower and the famed Apollo 11 space flight in 1969, when man first walked on the moon. This Eisenhower Dollar was struck in 1972 at the San Francisco Mint from a composition of 40% silver and 60% copper, its mintage recorded as 1,811,631, the third lowest proof mintage of series.
Eisenhower Dollar Design by Frank Gasparro
Eisenhower is depicted on the obverse. Inscriptions include "LIBERTY," "IN GOD WE TRUST," "1972" and the "S" Mint mark. The reverse features an eagle landing on the moon's surface while clutching an olive branch, with the Earth in the background. Inscribed "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," "E PLURIBUS UNUM" and "ONE DOLLAR."
Almost Perfect Proof 69* with Charlie Duke Signed Label
This 1972-S Eisenhower Proof Silver Dollar was submitted to Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) for grading. For its full strike, nearly flawless surface and remarkable contrast between finishes, the exceptional proof earned the grade of Proof 69 Cameo. The coin was additionally awarded a "Star," which is given to coins that exhibit exceptional eye appeal. The silver dollar is sealed in a NGC holder accompanied by a label bearing the signature of Charlie Duke, the Apollo 16 Lunar Module Pilot.
Add this virtually flawless 1972-S Silver Eisenhower Dollar with a hand signed label to your collection today!
|Year of Issue:||1972|
|Label/Signature:||Charlie Duke Signed label|
|Weight in Grams:||9.835 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||0.3162 oz|
|Legal Tender:||United States|
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.