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

1976-S $1 Clad Type 2, DC (Proof)

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PCGS PR70DC

TYPE COMPARISON

PCGS PR70DC
PCGS #:
97435
Diameter:
38.50 millimeters
Designer:
Frank Gasparro/Michael Collins & James Cooper
Weight:
22.70 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
Metal Content:
75% Copper, 25% Nickel over a pure Copper center
Auction Record:
$22,550 • PCGS PR70 • 11-2-2014 • Great Collections
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 3,361,281 R-1.0 1 / 2 TIE 4 / 11 TIE
60 or Better 3,361,281 R-1.0 1 / 2 TIE 4 / 11 TIE
65 or Better 2,857,089 R-1.0 1 / 2 TIE 4 / 11 TIE
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Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR69DCAM PCGS grade
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1 PR69DCAM PCGS grade
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1 PR69DCAM PCGS grade
1 PR69DCAM PCGS grade
1 PR69DCAM PCGS grade  
1 PR69DCAM PCGS grade
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1 PR69DCAM PCGS grade
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1 PR69DCAM PCGS grade  
1 PR69DCAM PCGS grade  
1 PR69DCAM PCGS grade  

Ron Guth: Experts have identified two major varieties on Proof 1976-S Eisenhower DollarsL

Type 1 - Thick letters with squared corners.  Tail of S extends upwards, with the tip of the second S of STATES level with the bottom of the middle serif of the E.

Type 2 - Thin letters with tiny serifs.  Tail of second S of STATES on the same level as the lowest serif of the E.

According to the PCGS Population Report (as of July 2011), the two major varieties are of roughly equal rarity.  Virtually all examples are Deep Cameos.  None of the Type 2 versions have been certified above PR-69 by PCGS.