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SERIES: Eisenhower Dollars 1971-1978
LEVEL: Year, MintMark, & Major Variety

1972 $1 Type 2 (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS66

TYPE COMPARISON

PCGS MS66
PCGS #:
97409
Diameter:
38.50 millimeters
Designer:
Frank Gasparro/Michael Collins & James Cooper
Weight:
22.70 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
75,890,000
Metal Content:
75% Copper, 25% Nickel over a pure Copper center
Auction Record:
$9,988 • PCGS MS66 • 1-6-2016 • Heritage
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
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
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Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
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  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
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  
7 MS65 PCGS grade
7 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.