1776-1976 ONE DOLLAR - BICENTENNIAL
Circulation strikes: 117,337,000
Designer: Obverse by Frank
Gasparro; Reverse by Dennis R. Williams
Diameter: 38.5 millimeters
Outer layers - 75% Copper, 25% Nickel
Center - 100% Copper
Weight: 350 grains (22.7
Mintmark: None (for
Philadelphia, PA) between Eisenhower's head and the date
Bold lettering on Reverse
Delicate lettering on Reverse
Four three-piece sets (Quarter Dollar, Half Dollar,
and Dollar) were struck as Proofs but without mintmarks. One
set went to then-President Gerald Ford, another to the American
Revolution Bicentennial Commission administrator, John W. Warner, another
to Treasury Secretary William E. Simon, and the other to Gerald Ford's appointment
secretary, Anne L. Armstrong.
In 1977, a Proof Dollar
without mintmark was found in a Washington,
DC cash register and later sold by Devonshire Galleries.
The finest Type 1 examples
graded by PCGS are 17 MS-66's.
The finest Type 2 examples
graded by PCGS are 6 MS-67's.
"Walter Breen's Complete Encyclopedia of U.S. and Colonial
Coins" by Walter Breen
"The PCGS Population
Report, April 2003" by The
Professional Coin Grading Service
"Coin Clinic" by
NUMISMATIC NEWS, October 5, 1999, Krause Publications, Iola, WI, p.
38 (see also August 27, 1974 front page of NUMISMATIC NEWS).
"Where are they
now?" by Summer Douglass, COIN WORLD, September 10, 2001, page