Although the Ike Dollar series was only a few years in duration, it comprises a large number of coins, many of which are difficult to find in higher grades or otherwise locate. Coins such as the 1971, 1972, and 1976 Type 1 Ike Dollars are difficult to locate in grades MS65 or higher. The 1972 Type 2 Ike Dollar can prove elusive in any grade. Assembling a collection of top grade coins can be a genuine challenge.
The Eisenhower Dollar was designed by Frank Gasparro. The obverse features Dwight D. Eisenhower in profile. The reverse is based on the mission insignia from the Apollo 11 space flight, which brought the first man to the moon.
Eisenhower Dollars include the final coins produced by the United States Mint in 40% silver. From 1971 to 1976, the San Francisco Mint produced Ike Silver Dollars, struck in 40% silver with both uncirculated and proof finishes. These coins were only sold in special sets issued for collectors. These collector issued coins greatly expand the scope of the series.
In 1976 the Eisenhower Dollar featured a special design change to celebrate the Bicentennial of the United States. The special design was used for all coins dated 1976 and features the Liberty Bell super imposed against the Moon.
On this site you will find a full selection of PCGS and NGC certified Ike Dollars for sale, as well as some complete sets available for sale.