1971-S $1 Silver, DCAM PR69DCAM Certification #12006909, PCGS #97428

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

Up until 1971, the Mint made only Proof Sets and Mint Sets as special collectibles for sale to the public.  With the introduction of the Eisenhower Dollar in 1971, the Mint offered 40% silver versions of the new Dollar in Uncirculated and Proof condition, but only from the San Francisco Mint.  The Proof versions were sold in a hard plastic case inside of a brown slipcover box.  The 40% alloy, the special case, and the opportunity to purchase s aingle Proof coin for the first time in more than a century proved a considerable draw, and collectors snapped up more than four million of these innovative coins.

The majority of the 1971-S Proof Silver "Ikes" remain in superb condition, however examples in the top grade of PR70DCAM are extremely rare relatiive to the total population.

PCGS #
97428
Designer
Frank Gasparro/Michael Collins & James Cooper
Edge
Reeded
Diameter
38.50 millimeters
Weight
24.60 grams
Mintage
4265234
Metal
Outer layers - 80% Silver, 20% Copper; Center - 79% Copper, 21% Silver
Pop Higher
271
Pop Lower
2809
Region
The United States of America
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades
65 or Better 32628 R-2.6 1 / 4 1 / 11
All Grades 32628 R-2.6 1 / 4 1 / 11
60 or Better 27734 R-2.7 1 / 4 1 / 11
65 or Better 32628
All Grades 32628
60 or Better 27734
65 or Better R-2.6
All Grades R-2.6
60 or Better R-2.7
65 or Better 1 / 4
All Grades 1 / 4
60 or Better 1 / 4
65 or Better 1 / 11
All Grades 1 / 11
60 or Better 1 / 11

Condition Census Learn More

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR70DCAM PCGS grade PR70DCAM PCGS grade

LS Brown Collection

1 PR70DCAM PCGS grade
1 PR70DCAM PCGS grade
1 PR70DCAM PCGS grade
1 PR70DCAM PCGS grade
PR70DCAM PCGS grade #1 PR70DCAM PCGS grade

LS Brown Collection

#1 PR70DCAM PCGS grade
#1 PR70DCAM PCGS grade
#1 PR70DCAM PCGS grade
#1 PR70DCAM PCGS grade