The continued popularity of the Registry Set programs from Professional Coin Grading
Service and Numismatic Guaranty Corp., where collectors can
register their collections online and compete with other collectors,
continues to put pressure on modern condition rarities.
Here is one of three Coin World is profiling that brought
strong prices at recent auctions by GreatCollections.com.
coin: 1973-S Eisenhower copper-nickel clad dollar, Proof 70 Deep
The price: $9,075
story: The market for top-quality Eisenhower dollars continues to
rise as collectors discover the rarity of some issues in this short
series that was issued from 1971 to 1978.
In 1973, two
types of Proof Eisenhower dollars were struck. One had a silver-copper
clad composition (40 percent silver) and was sold individually to
collectors. The other was the usual copper-nickel clad dollar included
in Proof sets.
In a Jan. 11 GreatCollections.com auction,
one of three PCGS Proof 70 Deep Cameo copper-nickel clad 1973-S
Eisenhower dollars brought $9,075. The auction firm noted that the
offering represented the first example of this date in this “perfect”
PCGS grade to trade at public auction. To contrast, PCGS has graded
nearly 15,000 examples of the copper-nickel clad 1973-S dollar in
Proof 69 Deep Cameo, and these sell for as little as $15 when offered
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