I have a round that depicts and says DWIGHT DAVID EISENHOWER 1969
on the obverse. On the reverse, it has a circle of stars; his birth
and death dates appear outside of the stars. In the center it has a
shield and eagle. I can’t find any information on this piece. Can you
Famed U.S. Army five-star general and 34th U.S. President Dwight
Eisenhower is depicted on a vast array of coins and medals, perhaps
most notably on the Eisenhower dollar of 1971 to 1978.
The piece submitted by Mr. Terrell possesses a bronze-like
appearance. The obverse portrait of Eisenhower seems to be a crude
derivative of Frank Gasparro’s portrait for the Eisenhower dollar. The
reverse has a stylized rendering of the presidential seal.
There seems to be a marking on Eisenhower’s suit collar, possibly
an engraver’s mark.
A matching piece, in better condition than Mr. Terrell’s, recently
sold on eBay for $12.99.
A search of the Coin World archives turned up a great
number of Eisenhower pieces struck in the years following his death,
but no exact matches to this example.
Anyone with additional information on this item, such as the
engraver or manufacturer, is welcome to contact “Readers Ask.”
I inherited some English coins from my dad’s collection a few
years ago. I’m assuming that these coins came into his possession
while stationed in England during World War II. One is a 1673 English
half penny. Where can I go to find information on English coins?
American participation in two world wars and the Cold War resulted
in many world coins being brought back by U.S. servicemen to American shores.
For both history and value of the 1673 coin (and other coins of
Great Britain), Mr. Warner should consider purchasing (or borrowing if
the book’s price is too steep) a copy of Standard Catalog of World
Coins, 1601-1700 by Krause Publications or Coins of England
& the United Kingdom: Standard Catalogue of British Coins
As well, it might be worth the time and effort to browse completed
sales at auction websites on the Internet, such as eBay, Heritage
Auction Galleries, Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio and others to get the
Typing “English Coins” or “British Coins” into an Internet search
engine will turn up a mountain of coin-collecting websites and
discussion boards. Take advantage, but proceed with caution.
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