1976 S Eisenhower Dollars : 40% Silver - Type 1 - Low Relief - Bold Lettering

Bicentennial Design

Mintage: 11,000,000
Minted at: San Francisco

Designer - Engraver: Dennis R Williams
Metal Composition: 40% Silver - 60% Copper

Diameter: 38.1 mm
Mass: 24.59 grams

What this coin looks like (obverse, reverse, mint mark location, special features, etc.):
1976 S Type 1 Silver Bicentennial Eisenhower Ike Dollar
This is the Type 1 1976 S Bicentennial Eisenhower Dollar in 40% Silver-Clad composition. This coin features a 1776-1976 date on the obverse and a portrait of the Liberty Bell in front of the Moon to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the United States of America and President Dwight D. Eisenhower's work in starting the US Space Program which led to the Apollo 11 Moon landings. This coin was produced in both years of 1975 through 1976 so there were no 1975 coins.

One version is the Type 1 1976 S Brilliant Uncirculated silver Eisenhower Dollar (as depicted above) while the other version is the Type 1 1976 S Silver Proof Eisenhower Dollar which was a coin with a mirror-like surface also made just for collectors. Only 4000000 of these mirror-like silver proof coins were produced. An example of the proof version is depicted below:

1976 S Type 1 Silver Proof Bicentennial Eisenhower Dollar

There were two major varieties of the 1976 Bicentennial Eisenhower Dollar - Type 1 (Type I) and Type 2 (Type II). Type 1 features bolder and thicker lettering on the reverse of the coin - also struck in a lower relief. Type 2 features sharper and narrower lettering on the reverse of the coin - struck in a higher relief. The difference between the 1976 Type 1 vs Type 2 Bicentennial Eisenhower Dollar varieties is depicted below in the example comparison image. (All 1976 S Silver-Clad Bicentennial Eisenhower Dollars - except 1 single unique coin - were of Type 1):

1976 Type 1 vs Type 2 Bicentennial Eisenhower Dollar
Coin valuation chart: Typical coin prices, values and worth per grade or condition - in USD
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MELT VALUE: $5.1509

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