1971-S Eisenhower Dollar, Silver Clad Coin sterling pendant. Great gift for the coin enthusiast and historian. Only one left in my inventory. Mounted in a screw top sterling silver coin bezel and suspended with a sterling silver diamond cut curb 4mm wide necklace lightly oxidized 24 inch chain (made in Italy). I mounted this coin in a sterling pendant to be worn as a necklace/pendant for the coin or historian enthusiast. It is an uncirculated coin and in MS60 condition.
On March 28, 1969, former president Dwight D. Eisenhower (nicknamed "Ike"), a former World War II general, died. Soon after his death, a series of “Ike” dollars were minted from 1971 to 1976. The Silver “Ike” dollars were minted in San Francisco. These silver coins were available as uncirculated coins. A series of non-silver coins (copper-nickel) were minted for circulation.
More on Uncirculated Mint State coins (MS): Uncirculated coins are new coins that have never been in circulation. Coins may have been stored for many years in original mint sealed bags, or stored in bank wrapped rolls, or carefully preserved by collectors. As a result, uncirculated coins exhibit no wear from general circulation. Depending on contact they may have had with other coins during storage and atmospheric conditions, these type of coins may have blemishes, bag marks and toning. This is what determines what grade of Mint State, MS-70 is perfect with no marks or blemishes down to MS-60 where some marks may be present. This coin shown here is an MS-60.
This is a 1971 Silver “Ike” dollar coin minted in San Francisco, Uncirculated-MS60 coin, 40% silver, 60% copper. The obverse honors World War II general and 34th president, Dwight D. Eisenhower. The reverse shows an eagle clutching olive branch landing on the Moon based on the official Apollo 11 insignia celebrating the first lunar landing. Struck during the first year of the series.
How to tell the difference between the two types of “Ike” coins. The copper nickel coins have a copper-dark brown edge while the silver clad type has a silver-gray edge. The most effective test, but also the most technology-dependent. The copper-nickel version weighs 22.68 grams, the silver Ike dollar weighs 24.59 grams. This coin was purchased from Littleton Coin company and came in a cellophane pouch as shown in the photos.
This coin listed weighs in at 24.32 grams on my scale. As a comparison, a 1972 Eisenhower copper-nickel coin weighs 22.76 grams on my scale. The silver clad coins will always weigh more than the copper-nickel clad coins. Also, the photos show the two coins together comparing the edge of the coins. The copper-nickel coin shows the copper-dark brown edge compared to the silver coin with the silver-greyish edge.
Coin: Eisenhower “Ike” Dollar Silver Clad coin.
Mint Year: 1971-S
Mint Location: San Francisco
Coin composition: 40% silver, 60% copper.
Coin weight: Approximately 24.32 grams.
Diameter: 38.1 mm (1.5 in)
Thickness: 2.58 mm (0.1 in)
Obverse: World War II general and 34th president, Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Reverse: Eagle clutching olive branch landing on the Moon based on the official Apollo 11 insignia celebrating the first lunar landing.
Designer: Frank Gasparro
Necklace: Sterling silver diamond cut curb necklace 4mm wide lightly oxidized 24 inch chain made in Italy. Weight of necklace chain is 26.33 grams.