From 1935 to 1971, the United States did not issue any circulation coins with the popular $1 (USD) denomination. After a 36-year hiatus, the dollar coin returned to production with the debut of the new Eisenhower Dollar. While small numbers of 40% silver Eisenhower Dollars were released, the vast majority of the coins issued during the 1970s were Clad Eisenhower Dollars containing only copper and nickel. Today, Clad Eisenhower Dollars are available to you for purchase online from JM Bullion.
- Available to you in a protective plastic flip!
- Issued from 1971 to 1978!
- Contains 91.67% copper and 8.33% nickel.
- The face value of $1 (USD) is fully backed by the US government.
- Obverse depicts President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
- Reverse features one of two designs of the American eagle or the Liberty Bell.
- Please note it is possible to get matching dates and designs if you purchase several coins.
The introduction of the Eisenhower Dollar in 1971 was the first release of a US $1 coin since 1935 when the Peace Dollar program was halted. The new coins were issued with a 40% silver option not considered for circulation, as well as these Clad Eisenhower Dollars intended for use in circulation. The coins have an outer layer made of 75% copper and 25% nickel clad around a core that is 100% copper.
All of the Clad Eisenhower Dollars available in this JM Bullion product listing come with random date marks. The Clad Eisenhower Dollars were only available from the United States Mint from 1971 to 1978. Each one of the coins comes with a protective plastic flip.
Eisenhower Dollars saw very little movement in circulation around the country. One of the most popular places for circulation of the Eisenhower Dollars during the 1970s was the state of Nevada. The $1 coins were popular in the states casinos as a replacement for privately-issued tokens.
Obverse imagery on the Clad Eisenhower Dollars includes a left-profile portrait of President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Eisenhower was one of the most beloved figures in 20th-century America. A decorated soldier, he served as the Supreme Commander of Allied Forces in the European Theater during World War II, playing a vital role in the development of the successful D-Day landings in Normandy that turned the tide of the war. He took office following the 1952 Presidential Election, leading the United States to a ceasefire in the Korean War and one of the nations greatest economic booms during his two terms in office.
Reverse designs on Clad Eisenhower Dollars vary based on the date mark. Coins issued from 1971 to 1974 and 1977 to 1979 have the image of an American bald eagle landing on the moon, a take on the Apollo 11 mission patch. The 1975-1976 coins have the Liberty Bell in front of the Moon as a Bicentennial design to celebrate Americas 200th birthday.
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