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Unique Bronze Ike Proof Certified By NGC

 
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From Mike Byers rare coins: NGC Certifies Unique Proof
Bronze Ike dollar

This unique and amazing 1973-S Proof Eisenhower dollar was broadstruck on a 26g bronze planchet. Since it was struck by proof Ike dollar dies, the collar was setup to hold the 36mm diameter of the Ike dollar planchet. The strike expanded the size of the bronze planchet to approximately 40mm, creating a cupped obverse and was broadstruck.

After recently surfacing in an oldtime collection of U.S. mint errors, it was authenticated and certified by NGC as Proof 61. It is fully struck with nearly perfect mirror surfaces and a deep cameo portrait. There are a few light scratches visible on the obverse. Considered one of the most spectacular mint errors known on a proof Eisenhower dollar.

This unique proof bronze Ike dollar could have been struck on a bronze planchet intended to be used to strike the 1973-S medal in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the cable car in San Francisco. This commemorative medal was enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America.




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 Posted 10/16/2021  8:42 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add NumisEd to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Love both designs.
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 Posted 10/16/2021  8:56 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Remarkable, never heard of this.
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Paging @jbuck...
His life will be meaningless without having this Ike in his collection.
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 Posted 10/16/2021  9:21 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yes that is pretty cool. From your collection@macm?
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A little too rich for blood Spence.

I read this in Mike Byers rare coins present issue.

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 Posted 10/17/2021  06:16 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add nickelsearcher to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Interesting, I had never heard of this coin. Wonder if it was intentionally made?

jbuck will enjoy this one.
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Having been in and out of San Francisco countless times in the early 70s, I can imagine how rank-and-file mint workers went about their daily tasks. Very cool, man.
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That is cool, never heard of it either! Thanks
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Amazing coin! Thanks for sharing this.
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Fascinating!

Looms like one to add to my "If I Had $1M" list.
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Wonder if it was intentionally made?

Most likely.
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Very interesting piece! Thanks for sharing.
Makes you wonder how this made it past QC and out of the mint, especially given it's a proof.

But it was the 70's in San Francisco
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But it was the 70's in San Francisco
Could have happened twenty minutes past four one summer afternoon.
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Could have happened twenty minutes past four one summer afternoon.



Took me a second to get it. Those days are long over with for me!
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Took me a second to get it.


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Those days are long over with for me!
Same. I get more serenity from the Ikes.
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