slybluenote's Blog

25 Nov 2021

More I like Ikes !

Coins-United States | slybluenote

Top O' the morning folks !

I know today is Thanksgiving, but I just wanted to share the latest addition to my "Ike" collection. I recently picked up this set and will be adding it to my collections page soon. The 1971-S was designed by Frank Gasparro, weighs 24.59 grams, is made of 40% silver and 60% copper, has a reeded edge, is 38.1 mm in diameter and was minted at Philadelphia, Denver, and San Francisco. The mintage for this piece is 6,868,530. It's counterpart's obverse was designed by John Mercanti and the reverse by Marcel Jovine. It weighs 26.73 grams, is made of .900 silver and .100 copper, has a reeded edge, is 38.1 mm in diameter and was minted at West Point (Uncirculated) and Philadelphia (Proof). It's mintage is 1,144,461.

A couple of "fun facts" about the commemorative are according to the Mega Red 7th Edition "Five outside artists as well as the artists on the Mint Engraving Dept. Staff were invited to submit designs for this silver dollar. This is the only U.S. coin to feature two portraits of the same person on the same side. The reverse shows Eisenhower's retirement residence identified as EISENHOWER HOME." Speaking of retirement residences, this set will retire in my Ike collection !

I saw a post online a couple of days ago that reminded me of the many Thanksgivings that I spent abroad and want everyone to keep our military in their thoughts and prayers this holiday season. I also am thankful for the many friends that I have, including here in the numismatic community! The picture below is of me in Vilseck, Germany 2 years after the 1971-S was minted. Ike and I have 1 thing in common, we both served our country. As always, stay safe, HEALTHY, and coronavirus free and enjoy the pictures.

Charlie aka slybluenote

P.S. I was also thankful for 2 other reasons in the picture below. 1, I was alive and 2, I was in Germany vice Vietnam !



Level 6

That's a great coin! I like Ike's too! Nice blog Charlie! ; )


Level 6

I thought about doing a blog on Ikes. I would have included the Pres. Dollar and 5-Star Generals comm.


Level 5

The dollar is in a Presidential set and not sure if I have the commemorative or not. If it’s in a Prestige Proof set, then I have it also.

I. R. Bama

Level 5

That's a magnificent coin my friend! Happy Thanksgiving!


Level 5

Nice commemorative and Ike dollar! Happy Thanksgiving!


Level 5

Don’t forget to save Ike some pumpkin pie!



Level 5

We all have things for which we are thankful. I am blessed by God to have lived so many fruitful and joyous years. My life is full of purpose and wonder even in my retirement years. To live free in this country and enjoy my hobbies is something I do not take for granted. Especially so when I could have been born in another time and place. I have a wonderful family with lots of friends, of which I number several numismatic buddies among them. As for Ike, I also like Ike, who, along with the other WWII allied generals, were the right men at the right time for such a time as this!


Level 6

I too like Ike. Nothing like that big ol' buck. I'm thankful you didn't have to fire off those babies. Thanks Charlie.

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Level 6

Beatifull coin and nice blog , great trebute to great man , and thist you make the difference the 5 stars .


Level 7

Great coin.and blog. A very Happy Thanksgiving to you. Turkey with Ike. Doesn't get much better!!!


Level 5

A collection dedicated to just Eisenhower material would be a great collection. 1990 is really nice. Always liked Eisenhower dollars. Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful. Thanks to you and all who served in the military. Have a great day ! Enjoy Thanksgiving!

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