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1972 $1 Type 2 (Regular Strike)

Series: Eisenhower Dollars 1971-1978

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

TYPE COMPARISON

TYPE COMPARISON

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS #:
97409
Designer:
Frank Gasparro/Michael Collins & James Cooper
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
38.50 millimeters
Weight:
22.70 grams
Mintage:
75,890,000
Metal:
75% Copper, 25% Nickel over a pure Copper center
Major Varieties

Die Varieties

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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 500,000 R-1.6 1 / 14 1 / 18
60 or Better 5,000 R-4.0 1 / 14 1 / 18
65 or Better 500 R-6.0 3 / 14 3 / 18
Survival Estimate
All Grades 500,000
60 or Better 5,000
65 or Better 500
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-1.6
60 or Better R-4.0
65 or Better R-6.0
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 1 / 14
60 or Better 1 / 14
65 or Better 3 / 14
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 1 / 18
60 or Better 1 / 18
65 or Better 3 / 18

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade

The Richland Ikes (PCGS Set Registry)

1 MS66 PCGS grade

Top 100 Moderns (PCGS Set Registry)

1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade

GDaDIkes Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade
7 MS65 PCGS grade MS65 PCGS grade
7 MS65 PCGS grade
7 MS65 PCGS grade MS65 PCGS grade
7 MS65 PCGS grade
MS66 PCGS grade #1 MS66 PCGS grade

The Richland Ikes (PCGS Set Registry)

#1 MS66 PCGS grade

Top 100 Moderns (PCGS Set Registry)

#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade

GDaDIkes Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
MS65 PCGS grade #7 MS65 PCGS grade
#7 MS65 PCGS grade
MS65 PCGS grade #7 MS65 PCGS grade
#7 MS65 PCGS grade
Jaime Hernandez:

The 1972 Type 2 Eisenhower Dollar is the key coin to the entire series. This variety was only struck from one known reverse die. This is one of the primary reasons why there are so few examples available compared to any other date and mint mark of this series. All 1972 Eisenhower Dollars should illustrate several countries or islands below Florida but on the 1972 Type 2 coins the islands are very flat and almost indistinguishable.

The 1972 Type 2 Eisenhower Dollar was accidentally struck with a reverse die intended for proof coins only. A typical circulation strike die producing Eisenhower Dollars at the time was producing about 100,000 coins each. Therefore, more than likely less than 40,000 coins of this variety exist in all grades combined since many of them circulated and have considerable wear making them hard to identify. Also, many others coins have been lost over the years.

MS65: In MS65 it is a very difficult coin to obtain and commands thousands of dollars.

MS66: In MS66 grade it is practically unheard of and it usually brings well in the five figures.