1978 Eisenhower Dollar


The 1978 Eisenhower Dollar

Eisenhower Dollar, minted at the Philadelphia Mint. Philadelphia coins have no mint mark.

The Obverse shows an image of the 34th President of the United States, Dwight D. Eisenhower by Frank Gasparro, Chief engrave of the United States Mint.

The Reverse shows an eagle landing on the Moon, also by by Frank Gasparro.

Image credit: Mountain View Coins


Mintage: 25,702,000 (may include coins in sets)
Minted at US Mint - Philadelphia.
Remember 1978 ?
UK: Monarch is Queen Elizabeth II. Prime Minister is James Callaghan (Labour). Inflation reaches 8.3%, unemployment hits a postwar high of 1,500,000. and there is widespread industrial action. Ian Botham becomes the first man in the history of cricket to score a century and take eight wickets in one innings of a Test match.

USA: President: Jimmy Carter (D-Georgia). Vice President: Walter Mondale (D-Minnesota). The film Grease is released staring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John. The New York Yankees win their 22nd World Series championship, beating the Dodgers 7–2. Affirmed becomes only the 11th horse to ever win the Triple Crown. The first Susan B. Anthony dollar enters circulation.
General Description: Eisenhower Dollar
The Eisenhower Dollar was minted 1971-1978 and features an image of the the 34th President of the United States, Dwight D. Eisenhower.

During 1971-1974 the Reverse was an eagle landing on the Moon to commemorate the Apollo lunar landings. During 1976 the reverse was changed to the Bicentennial image of the Liberty Bell. There is no 1975 Eisenhower Dollar. The design reverted back to the eagle in 1977. Minting ended in 1978 when the US Mint introduced the smaller Susan B Anthony dollar.

Circulating Eisenhower Dollars were copper-nickel silver clad (in the UK silver coated) so do not have much intrinsic value. Proof coins for collectors are 40% silver (containing about 0.3162 troy oz). Minted at the Philadelphia, San Francisco and Denver mints.

Although the collector coins were popular, the circulation dollars were not. It does mean you can pick up a nice set of Eisenhower Dollars for very little outlay.

Mintage Dates:
- Eisenhower dollar 1971–1974, 1977–1978
- Eisenhower Bicentennial 1975–1976 (all dated 1976)
Which Mint: US Mint - Philadelphia
The United States Mint, Philadelphia was founded in 1792. It has a mint mark of 'P' although the early coins minted there do not carry a mint mark. The 'P' was added to most coins after 1980.
Country of Origin: United States of America
The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a constitutional federal republic composed of 50 states. It's currency is the Dollar (USD $1) and that is equivalent to 100 cents.

The United States mints many famous coins in gold, silver and lesser metals. The USA has several Mints, such as Philadelphia, San Francisco, West Point (NY) and Denver.

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US Eisenhower One Dollar Coins by Year and Mint Mark, Circulated
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