Eisenhower Dollar Mintage

The Eisenhower Dollar was the first coin of its denomination released after the switch from silver based coinage to copper nickel clad coinage. The series was issued to commemorate the 5 Star General and 34th President of the United States, as well as the Apollo 11 mission that brought man to the moon. The duration of the series was ultimately short, from 1971 to 1978, with many years struck with low mintages.

1974 Eisenhower Dollar
1974 Eisenhower Dollar

The obverse design of the coin features a portrait of Dwight D. Eisenhower in profile, facing left. The inscription “LIBERTY” appears above with “IN GOD WE TRUST” to the left, and the date below. The reverse of the coin depicts a bald eagle landing on the moon with an olive branch in its talons. This was based on the Apollo 11 mission insignia. Both sides of the coin were designed by Frank Gasparro. For the 1976 Eisenhower Dollar, a special bicentennial reverse design was used featuring the Liberty Bell superimposed on the moon.

Eisenhower Dollar Notes:

  • The duration of the series was eight years, but within this time frame numerous collector issues expand the scope of the series.
  • The San Francisco Mint struck 40% silver coins in uncirculated version for direct sale to collectors.
  • Coins were not issued bearing the date 1975, but rather all coins produced during this year carry the bicentennial dual date. The coins struck in 1975 carry the Type 1 reverse style, while the coins struck in 1976 carry the Type 2 reverse style.
  • The lowest mintage non-silver circulation strike was the 1973 Eisenhower Dollar, with 1,769,258 each struck at the Philadelphia and Denver Mints for inclusion in the 1973 Mint Set.
  • The highest mintage year was 1976, when nearly 200 million coins were struck for circulation.

Eisenhower Dollar Mintages:

1971-S Silver6,868,530
1971-S Silver Proof4,265,234
1972-S Silver2,193,056
1972-S Silver Proof1,811,631
1973-S Proof2,760,339
1973-S Silver1,883,140
1973-S Silver Proof1,013,646
1974-S Proof2,612,568
1974-S Silver1,900,156
1974-S Silver Proof1,306,579
1976 Type 14,019,000
1976-D Type 121,048,710
1976-S Proof Type 12,845,450
1976 Type 2113,318,000
1976-D Type 282,179,564
1976-S Proof Type 24,149,730
1976 Silver Proof1 Known
1976-S Silver11,000,000
1976-S Silver Proof4,000,000
1977-S Proof3,251,152
1978-S Proof3,127,781
Source: EisenhowerDollarGuide.com