Introduced in 1971, this renowned Dollar coin honors President Dwight D. Eisenhower along with man’s first landing on the moon. While previous designs for U.S. dollar coins featured the symbolic figure of Liberty, the Eisenhower Dollar was the first circulating Dollar to honor a specific person. Chief U.S. Mint Engraver Frank Gasparro created the distinctive profile of America’s 34th President. The dollar’s reverse depicts a majestic eagle landing on the moon with the earth in the background. Changes to the Eisenhower dollar were recommended for the observation of the nation’s Bicentennial in 1976.
Through a nationwide competition, a design by Dennis R. Williams was selected which depicted the Liberty Bell superimposed on the moon. Minted for only two years, 1975 through 1976, this dual-dated Bicentennial coin symbolizes the first two centuries of America’s history. The coin has been layered in 24-Karat Pure Gold, then colorized through a proprietary process to commemorate man’s first landing on the moon. Housed in a protective capsule and placed inside a collector's display box. A Certificate of Authenticity is included.
3 3/16" x 2 5/8" x 1 1/4" - US Coins, leatherette, cardboard