1971-S $1 Silver (Regular Strike)

Series: Eisenhower Dollars 1971-1978

PCGS MS68

PCGS MS68

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PCGS MS68

PCGS MS68

PCGS #:
7408
Designer:
Frank Gasparro/Michael Collins & James Cooper
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
38.50 millimeters
Weight:
24.60 grams
Mintage:
6,868,530
Mint:
San Francisco
Metal:
Outer layers - 80% Silver, 20% Copper; Center - 79% Copper, 21% Silver
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
Current Auctions - NGC Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - PCGS Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - NGC Graded

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade
1 MS68 PCGS grade
3 MS67 PCGS grade PCGS #7408 (MS)     67
3 MS67 PCGS grade PCGS #7408 (MS)     67
3 MS67 PCGS grade PCGS #148405 (MS)     67
3 MS67 PCGS grade PCGS #7408 (MS)     67
3 MS67 PCGS grade PCGS #7408 (MS)     67
3 MS67 PCGS grade PCGS #7408 (MS)     67
3 MS67 PCGS grade
3 MS67 PCGS grade
#1 MS68 PCGS grade
#1 MS68 PCGS grade
PCGS #7408 (MS)     67 #3 MS67 PCGS grade
PCGS #7408 (MS)     67 #3 MS67 PCGS grade
PCGS #148405 (MS)     67 #3 MS67 PCGS grade
PCGS #7408 (MS)     67 #3 MS67 PCGS grade
PCGS #7408 (MS)     67 #3 MS67 PCGS grade
PCGS #7408 (MS)     67 #3 MS67 PCGS grade
#3 MS67 PCGS grade
#3 MS67 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

In 1971, the U.S. Treasury made available Unciruclated and Proof verisons of the Eisenhower Dollar in 40% silver. These were the first "silver" Dollars since 1935 (or 1964, if one counts the unissued 1964-D Peace Dollar). The Uncirculated versions were packaged in pliofilm and inserted into a heavy-stock, blue envelope. The Proof versions were placed into GSA-type, hard plastic "slabs" inside a slip-case cover with a faux-wood finish. These new coins were an instant success and collectors snapped up nearly 7 million of the Mint State silver dollars.

Many thousands of MS65 and MS66 silver 1971-S Dollars have been certified, and even MS67 examples are common. However, in MS68, this coin becomes a true condition-rarity. The auction price record for this date is $6,900, realized in 2012 when a PCGS MS68 example came onto the market. Considering what "finest knowns" of other series bring, especially those of the 19th century, this seems like a relative bargain.