1977-D $1 Ike Dollar Struck on 40% Silver Planchet NGC AU
AU Details Scratched
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NGC 1977-D Eisenhower dollar transitional off-metal, struck on a 40% silver $1 planchet. The 40% silver planchet was intended for a San Francisco Mint silver Ike dollar, but some were accidentally shipped to Denver and struck. Because the planchet is from the prior year, it is a "transitional" off-metal.
Only a very few are known (around a dozen examples), and it is a rarity in the Ike dollar series.
AU details with luster rolling across the coin's surfaces, and a hint of gold toning. There is a short "test scratch" on the obverse (doubtless someone was testing the metal content-it is dark and toned over.)
NGC 1977-S proof Eisenhower dollar double-struck on a half dollar planchet. The coin is struck on the clad planchet intended for striking a Kennedy half dollar, but which was instead fed into a press...