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Why add this GEM Proof 1976 Silver Eisenhower Dollar to your collection?
To honor the 200th Anniversary of the American Revolution in 1976, the U.S. Mint released a quarter, half dollar and dollar coin, each with single year issue designs to commemorate the milestone. This 40% silver Eisenhower Dollar was struck at the San Francisco Mint and is among a final reported 1976 proof mintage of 3,998,621.
Bicentennial Silver Dollar Design
The left facing profile of Dwight D. Eisenhower is centered on the obverse. The portrait by Frank Gasparro is surrounded by the inscriptions "LIBERTY," "IN GOD WE TRUST," "1776-1976" and the "S" Mint mark.
The Liberty Bell is illustrated on the reverse, partially overlapping the image of the moon. Inscribed "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," "E PLURIBUS UNUM" and "ONE DOLLAR." This design, determined by national contest, features the winning submission of sculpture student Dennis R. Williams.
Certified GEM Proof with Black Core Holder and Signed Label
Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) certified this Bicentennial issue 1976 Eisenhower Proof Silver Dollar as a GEM Proof. The coin will feature a beautiful strike with exceptional frosted and mirrored surface finishes equivalent to a coin earning a Sheldon Scale grade of 65 or higher. The proof is presented in an elegant NGC Black Core holder, which includes a certification label hand signed by Apollo 16 Lunar Module Pilot and youngest person to walk on the moon, Astronaut Charlie Duke.
This exciting 1976 Eisenhower Silver Dollar GEM Proof coin with an astronaut signed label belongs in your collection!
|Year of Issue:||1976|
|Holder:||Black Core Holder|
|Label/Signature:||Charlie Duke Signed Label|
|Weight in Grams:||24.60 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||0.7909 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.
There are three different places where a discussion of presidents and U.S. coinage could start: with George Washington and Lady Liberty, with Thomas Jefferson and William McKinley, or with Abraham Lincoln. As we will see, a lot depends on what “circulating” means and what a “commemorative” is, and deciding what actually counts!