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Ike dollar

I recently acquired several 1972 Ike dollars and I know I have a high-relief dollar but I dont know if it is a type 2 or type 3 variety. Anny help would be appreciated.

6 years ago

@numismanerd
I recently acquired several 1972 Ike dollars and I know I have a high-relief dollar but I dont know if it is a type 2 or type 3 variety. Anny help would be appreciated.
If you can post some pics, I'll see what I can do. Keep in mind there are THREE different reverses for the Philly 1972 Ike's; the Type 2 is the more valuable one.

6 years ago

I like Ike for totally different reason. When you go to the Summer Seminars there is a course on Modern minting processes which entails a trip to the Moonlight Mint in Loveland, Daniel carr patirntly explains how coins are made on his Graebner Press and then allows a few coins to struck with the "Open House" dies and the Ike dollar  is a good size coin to put these counterstamps. you can be surprised what you can do with an Ike dollar up there!!! :-)

6 years ago

I already ruled out type 1 because the earth on mine is round apposed to lopsided.

6 years ago

I did some more research and discovered it is type 3 mainly because of the islands are a lot different than type 2. Type 3 looks like it has 4 islands.

6 years ago

@numismanerd
I did some more research and discovered it is type 3 mainly because of the islands are a lot different than type 2. Type 3 looks like it has 4 islands.
 Yep, Type III. Use a 1972 proof Ike to compare it to - that's the tough reverse to find on circulation/business strikes. Happy huntin'!

6 years ago

You do mean the moon not an island. Don't get confused.mike

4 years ago

Slowly but surely the Ike Dollar has started coming around. Collectors ignored this coin for too long and it's nice to see collectors paying attention to it. It always felt great having one in your hand as a kid. I miss the old cartwheels.

4 years ago

google has great pictures of how to tell the difference

4 years ago
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