﻿1971-1978 Eisenhower Dollar Melt Value (Clad) - Coinflation
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# 1971 - 1978 Eisenhower Dollar Value (United States)

 U.S. MINT SPECIFICATIONS Denomination: \$1.00 Obverse Image: Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th President of the United States. Reverse Image: 1971-1974, 1977-1978: Eagle flying over the moon holding an olive branch; tribute to the Apollo 11 mission.1975-1976: Bicentennial design with the Liberty Bell in front of the moon (all were dated 1776-1976). Metal Composition: 91.67% copper, 8.33% nickel Total Weight: 22.68 grams Comments: This was the first dollar coin released for general circulation not made of silver. [ ? ]

CALCULATING TODAY'S MELT VALUE (USD)
Using the latest metal prices and the specifications above, these are the numbers required to calculate melt value:

\$4.1185  =copper price / pound on Sep 12, 2024.
.9167  =copper %
\$7.1857  =nickel price / pound on Sep 12, 2024.
.0833  =nickel %
22.68  =total weight in grams
.00220462262  =pound/gram conversion factor (see note directly below)

The CME uses pounds to price these metals, that means we need to multiply the metal price by .00220462262 to make the conversion to grams.

1. Calculate 91.67% copper value :

(4.1185 × .00220462262 × 22.68 × .9167)  =  \$0.1887719

2. Calculate 8.33% nickel value :

(7.1857 × .00220462262 × 22.68 × .0833)  =  \$0.0299278

3. Add the two together :

\$0.1887719 + \$0.0299278 = \$0.2186997

\$0.2186997 is the melt value for the 1971-1978 Eisenhower dollar on September 12, 2024.

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MINTAGE AND COLLECTIBLE VALUE (USD)
 The "Year" column lists the year and mint mark on the coin -- D is for Denver, S is for San Francisco, and P is for Philadelphia. A coin without a mint mark means it was also minted in Philadelphia. The "Mintage" column is the number of coins struck and released by the U.S. Mint. The "Numismatic Value Range" column represents what people typically pay for that type of coin (usually a very wide price range depending on the condition). Year Mintage Numismatic Value Range 1971 47,799,000 \$1.00 - \$10.00 1971 D 68,587,424 \$1.00 - \$10.00 1972 75,890,000 \$1.00 - \$10.00 1972 D 92,548,511 \$1.00 - \$10.00 1973 2,000,056 \$4.00 - \$20.00 1973 D 2,000,000 \$4.00 - \$20.00 1974 27,366,000 \$1.00 - \$10.00 1974 D 45,517,000 \$1.00 - \$10.00 1776-1976 117,337,000 \$1.00 - \$25.00 1776-1976 D 103,228,274 \$1.00 - \$25.00 1977 12,596,000 \$1.00 - \$15.00 1977 D 32,983,006 \$1.00 - \$15.00 1978 25,702,000 \$1.00 - \$15.00 1978 D 33,012,890 \$1.00 - \$15.00 If you're interested in learning more about grading coins, Photograde is an excellent resource.

EBAY AUCTIONS - EISENHOWER DOLLARS
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