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Eisenhower Dollar, Obverse, 1974 and Reverse, 1977
Eisenhower Dollar, Obverse, 1974 and Reverse, 1977
Resource Typeimage
TitleEisenhower Dollar, Obverse, 1974 and Reverse, 1977
Coverage / Year1974 to 1977
DescriptionThe obverse view shows a left-facing profile of the late President with LIBERTY overhead, IN GOD WE TRUST to the lower left, and below, the date. The reverse view shows an eagle with an olive branch of peace in its talons descending to the surface of the moon, on which is written ONE DOLLAR. The distant earth can be seen above and to the left. An arc of small stars surrounds the eagle, the earth and the motto, E PLURIBUS UNUM. Around the edge is UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
InterpretationChief engraver, Frank Gasparo prepared the design for the Eisenhower Dollar, which honors the late President, as well as the Apollo XI flight to the moon. His initials appear on the reverse below the eagle's tail, just above the tip of the olive branch. The mint mark (on this example a D) appears just below the bust on the obverse. Although the coins were intended to circulate, the large size made them awkward to handle, and many people saved them as souvenirs. Source: http://www.workingmancoins.com/History/DolEiseH.htm
Lesson Plans / ThemesHow we learn about communities; Communities and Geography; History of Money
Learning Standards15 Economics; 16 History
Author or CreatorIllinois Heritage Association
Other ContributorsPrivate Collection
Subject / KeywordsCoins; U.S. Mint; Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969; Apollo XI; Mint mark
Collection PublisherIllinois Heritage Association
Further InformationFor any further information related to this record, please contact the Collection Publisher. See http://images.library.uiuc.edu/projects/tdc for more information about this project.
Rights Management Statementhttp://images.library.uiuc.edu/projects/tdc/conditions.htm
Resource IdentifierIHA00254
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