1976 Dollar Coin

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The 1976 Eisenhower Dollars are found in two varieties, identified by the style of lettering on the reverse of the coins. This year, the US Mint was using the special Bicentennial year reverse that featured an image of the Liberty Bell superimposed against the moon. The coins were struck during 1975 and 1976, although all coins carry the dual date “1776-1976.”

Due to the anticipated high demand for bicentennial coins by the citizens the public, the United States Mint began producing the duel dated (1776-1976) Bicentennial Eisenhower dollars in 1975. Therefore, there are no Eisenhower dollars dated 1975. The mint first used a reverse die that had thick letters on UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and ONE DOLLAR. 1776 -1976 Eisenhower Dollar Coin in cardholder 2X2. They are more than 34 years old, some scratches, toning, spot or slight imperfections, non silver variety. Eisenhower Dollars were struck to commemorate Dwight D. Eisenhower, who died. The dollar coin is a United States coin with a face value of one United States dollar.It is the second largest U.S. Coin currently minted for circulation in terms of physical size, with a diameter of 1.043 inches (26.5 millimeters) and a thickness of 0.079 in (2.0 mm), coming second to the half dollar.

The Type 1 coins are generally encountered in lower grades and were minted in smaller numbers as compared to the Type 2 coins.

A total of eight different 1976 Eisenhower Dollars exist as a result of the varieties. The 1976, 1976-D, and 1976-S clad proof coins are found in either Type 1 or Type 2. The 1976-S silver proof and uncirculated coins are only found with the Type 1 reverse.

Type 1

The Type 1 variety (Buy on eBay) shows bold, block lettering on the reverse of the coin. This type of lettering can be found on the earliest produced Philadelphia and Denver Mint circulation strikes, the clad proof 1976-S included in 1975 Proof Sets, all 40% Silver Proof 1976-S Eisenhower Dollars, and all 40% Silver Uncirculated 1976-S Eisenhower Dollars.

Euromillions 7th february 2020. For the circulation strike coins, the Type 1 coins are much more difficult to obtain in high grades as compared to the later Type 2 coins. This is particularly true for the Philadelphia issue, which can sell for thousands of dollars for examples graded MS66.

Type 2

The Type 2 variety (Buy on eBay) displays thinner, more elegant lettering on the reverse. This type can be found on the later produced Philadelphia and Denver circulation strikes and clad Proof 1976-S Eisenhower Dollars from 1976 Proof Sets.

In general, the Type 2 coins are found with much higher quality strikes and higher grades.

The 1976 Eisenhower Dollar (Buy on eBay) featured a new reverse design issued to celebrate bicentennial of the American Revolution. The redesign of the denomination was authorized by Congress, along with the requirement that coins issued between July 4, 1975 and January 1, 1977 should carry the date “1776-1976” rather than the date of mintage.

1976 Dollar Coin Silver Content

A national contest was held to solicit Bicentennial coinage designs from the public. There were 884 entries received with bicentennial designs for the dollar, half dollar, and quarter. The winning entry for the Eisenhower Dollar was submitted by Dennis R. Williams, who at the time of selection was a 22 year old student majoring in sculpture. He was awarded $5,000 for his design featuring the Liberty Bell extending over the moon.

1976 Dollar Coin Type 2

The 1976 Eisenhower Dollars are found with two distinct varieties, identifiable by the style of lettering on the reverse of the coin. Type 1 coins use bold, block lettering, while Type 2 coins use thinner, more delicate lettering. The first type was produced primarily during 1975 and the second type during 1976. Among circulation strikes, the Type 1 variety is more difficult to find in higher grade, particularly for the Philadelphia issue.

1976 Dollar Coin Value Today

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The San Francisco Mint also produced coins featuring the Bicentennial design. Authorization was provided to strike up to 45 million dollar coins in a composition of 40% silver. Proof and uncirculated versions of the Washington Quarter, Kennedy Half Dollar, and Eisenhower Dollar were produced and sold to collectors in 3 coin silver uncirculated or proof sets. Orders were accepted by the US Mint starting November 15, 1974, with shipment beginning after July 4, 1975.

Clad composition proof Eisenhower Dollars were also struck at the San Francisco Mint. These coins were included in the 1975 and 1976 Proof Sets. The former sets contain the Type 1 variety and the latter sets contain the Type 2 variety coins.

1976 Eisenhower Dollar Mintages

  • 1976 Type 1: 4,019,000
  • 1976 Type 2: 21,048,710
  • 1976-D Type 1: 21,048,710
  • 1976-D Type 2: 82,179,564
  • 1976-S Silver: 4,908,319
  • 1976-S Silver Proof: 3,998,621
  • 1976-S Type 1 Clad Proof: 4,149,730
  • 1976-S Type 2 Clad Proof: 4,149,730

Coin Specifications

1976 Dollar Coin Gold


1976 Dollar Coin With Eagle

  • Designers: Frank Gasparro (obverse), David R. Williams (reverse)
  • Composition: 91.67% Copper, 8.33% Nickel (clad), 40% Silver, 60% Copper (silver)
  • Weight: 22.68 grams (clad), 24.59 grams (silver)
  • Diameter: 38.1 mm
  • Edge: Reeded

1976 Dollar Coin

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