After a thirty-five year hiatus from producing $1 coins, U.S. coinage saw a comeback of our largest denomination coin with the introduction of the Eisenhower Dollar series in 1971. Honoring 34th POTUS Dwight D. Eisenhower, these large format dollar coins were sized comparably to the antique issues of the 1800s and early 1900s. These big "Ike" dollars never really circulated much, as their heft was considered uncomfortable by the populace. This resulted in a relatively short run from 1971-1978, with no coins struck in 1975 as the design was being switched for the 1976 Bicentennial celebration. In 1979 the Mint switched gears to produce dollar coins that were closer to the size of a quarter and has since offered three different types, incuding the Susan B. Anthony, Sacagawea and most recently President dollars. None of these dollar coins have caught on for circulation, with most specimens hoarded by collectors. Among these latter day dollars, the Eisenhower series stands out in popularity. Given the series' prominent size, handsome design, short run and the inclusion of 40% silver coins, complete sets are increasing in popularity with numismatists.
Featured is a 1971-1978 Eisenhower Dollar complete set of (32) including (10) 40% silver coins in average (BU) condition, housed in a collector's binder with: 1971, 1971-D, 1971-S Silver Uncirculated, 1971-S Silver Proof, 1972, 1972-D, 1972-S Silver Uncirculated, 1972-S Silver Proof, 1973, 1973-D, 1973-S Clad Proof, 1973-S Silver Uncirculated, 1973-S Silver Proof, 1974, 1974-D, 1974 Clad Proof, 1974-S Silver Uncirculated, 1974-S Silver Proof, 1976 Type I, 1976 Type II, 1976-D Type I, 1976-D Type II, 1976-S Clad Proof Type I, 1976-S Clad Proof Type II, 1976-S Silver Uncirculated, 1976-S Silver Proof, 1977, 1977-D, 1977-S Clad Proof, 1978, 1978-D, 1978-S Clad Proof.