Eisenhower Dollar Values & Prices

The Eisenhower "Ike" Dollar
The Eisenhower "Ike" Dollar. Image Copyright: © 2014 James Bucki

Eisenhower Dollars never circulated widely in the United States but were used quite frequently in the casinos out west. They were also called Ike silver dollars after the president's nickname. They were minted from 1971 to 1978.There were many special strikings marketed especially to coin collectors. Although they do not circulate anymore, occasionally people will bring rolls of them into their local bank to exchange for paper money.

Therefore, uncirculated coins sell for a premium over the circulated coins. Identifying key dates, rarities, and varieties for Ike dollars is an important skill for serious coin collectors.

Key Dates, Rarities, and Varieties

The following Eisenhower dollars, command a small premium above the more common Eisenhower dollars.

1972 Type 2 Reverse Uncirculated

The Philidelphia mint created three different Eisenhower dollar reverses. They are known as type one, two and three. The second type is the hardest to come by.

1976 Bicentennial Type 1 & 2 Reverse

This is not rare nor is it a key date, but there are two different varieties. Notice the difference in the thickness of the lettering in United States of America. Click on the image below to view a larger image.

Condition or Grade

If your coin is worn and has clearly been used for its intended purpose, it is considered a circulated coin. However, if your coin has no evidence of wear due to being in circulation, it is considered an uncirculated coin.

Mint Marks

Eisenhower (Ike) Dollars were produced at three different mints: Philadelphia (no mint mark), Denver (D) and San Francisco (S). The mint mark is located on the obverse of the coin, just below the truncation of President Eisenhower's portrait and just above the date.

Eisenhower Dollars Average Prices and Values

The following table lists the buy price (what you can expect to pay to a dealer to purchase the coin) and the sell value (what you can expect a dealer to pay you if you sell the coin).

These are approximate retail prices and wholesale values. The actual offer you receive from a particular coin dealer will vary depending on the actual grade of the coin and a number of other factors that determine its worth.

Date & MintCirculated Uncirculated
BuySell BuySell
1971$1.80F.V. $5.00$3.50
1971-D$1.80F.V. $5.10$3.60
1971-S Silver$6.70B.V. $12.50$8.80
1971-S Slv. Proof Proof-- $12.50$9.00
1971-S Slv. Pr Cameo Proof-- $14.40$10.30
1971-S Slv. Pr Deep Cameo Proof-- $16.00$11.00
1972 Type 1-- $16.00$12.00
1972 Type 2 *-- $90.00$60.00
1972 Type 3$1.80F.V. $11.40$7.80
1972-D$1.80F.V. $4.30$3.00
1972-S Silver$6.30B.V. $12.60$9.10
1972-S Slv. Proof Proof-- $13.40$9.80
1972-S Slv. Pr Cameo Proof-- $15.00$11.00
1972-S Slv. Pr Deep Cameo Proof-- $15.00$11.00
1973$2.20F.V. $10.30$6.90
1973-D$2.40F.V. $9.70$7.00
1973-S Silver$6.10B.V. $11.50$7.80
1973-S Slv. Proof Proof-- $13.00$9.40
1973-S Slv. Pr Cameo Proof-- $14.80$10.80
1973-S Slv. Pr Deep Cameo Proof-- $20.00$14.00
1973-S Cl. Proof Proof-- $7.20$5.20
1973-S Cl. Pr Cameo Proof-- $8.50$6.00
1973-S Cl. Pr Deep Cam Proof-- $11.20$7.40
1974$1.80F.V. $5.10$3.50
1974-D$1.80F.V. $4.40$3.00
1974-S Silver$6.50B.V. $12.00$8.50
1974-S Slv. Proof Proof-- $12.60$8.60
1974-S Slv. Pr Cameo Proof-- $13.70$9.20
1974-S Slv. Pr Deep Cameo Proof-- $15.00$11.00
1974-S Cl. Proof Proof-- $7.20$4.80
1974-S Cl. Pr Cameo Proof-- $7.70$5.10
1974-S Cl. Pr Deep Cam Proof-- $9.30$6.50
Date & MintCirculated Uncirculated
BuySell BuySell
1976 Type 1$1.80F.V. $7.30$5.10
1976 Type 2$1.80F.V. $4.70$3.40
1976-D Type 1$1.80F.V. $6.10$4.40
1976-D Type 2$1.80F.V. $4.80$3.30
1976-S Cl. Pr Type 1 Proof-- $7.20$5.20
1976-S Cl. Pr Type 1 Cam Proof-- $8.30$5.50
1976-S Cl. Pr Type 1 Deep Cam Proof-- $9.60$6.60
1976-S Cl. Pr Type 2 Proof-- $6.90$5.00
1976-S Cl. Pr Type 2 Cam Proof-- $7.60$5.60
1976-S Cl. Pr Type 2 Deep Cam Proof-- $8.80$6.20
1976-S Silver$6.70B.V. $11.70$8.50
1976-S Slv. Proof Proof-- $13.20$9.00
1976-S Slv. Pr Cameo Proof-- $14.60$10.70
1976-S Slv. Pr Deep Cam Proof-- $15.00$10.00
1977$1.80F.V. $4.70$3.20
1977-D$1.80F.V. $4.70$3.40
1977-S Cl. Proof Proof-- $7.30$5.10
1977-S Cl. Pr Cameo Proof-- $8.80$6.50
1977-S Cl. Pr Deep Cam Proof-- $10.30$7.10
1978$1.80F.V. $4.00$2.90
1978-D$1.80F.V. $4.70$3.50
1978-S Cl. Proof Proof-- $8.50$5.70
1978-S Cl. Pr Cameo Proof-- $10.10$7.40
1978-S Cl. Pr Deep Cam Proof-- $11.00$7.30
Date-Mint Set

Total Coins: 21
$60.00$35.00 $150.00$100.00
Date Set

Total Coins: 7
$15.00$7.00 $35.00$25.00

B.V. = Bullion value(see: current intrinsic metal value of U.S. silver coins)
F.V. = Face value
- = Not Applicable or not enough data exists to calculate an average price
* = See the section above "Key Dates, Rarities and Varieties" for more information on these coins.