Eisenhower Dollar Copper-Nickel Clad 1978D Version 2 Graded MS-63
The Dwight D. Eisenhower Dollar (also called the Ike dollar or Eisenhower Liberty dollar) is a dollar US coin minted from 1971-1978 minted to celebrate Dwight D. Eisenhower, who died in 1969, and the Apollo 11 moon landing of the same year. Eisenhower Dollars are made of a copper-nickel composition for circulation. All of the silver "Ike" coins were minted at the San Francisco Mint in 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, and 1976. These coins were minted in a silver-copper composition or 60% silver 40% copper as either uncirculated or proof. Uncirculated coins came in cellophane with a blue plastic token in a blue envelope referred to as 'Blue Ikes'. Proof issues came in a proof set-like plastic case in a fancy brown wood colored box with a gold seal on back referred to as 'Brown Ikes'. Coins minted in 1975 and 1976 for the Bicentennial come with the quarter and the half dollar of that year. The mintmark appear above the third and fourth numbers in the date under Eisenhower's neck. This 1978 D dollar coin is graded MS-63 - Mint State Uncirculated.