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PCGS No: 5896

Circulation strikes: 809,784,016
Proofs: 4

Designer: Obverse by John Flanagan; Reverse by Jack L. Ahr

Diameter: 24.3 millimeters

Metal content:
Outer layers - 75% Copper, 25% Nickel
Center - 100% Copper

Weight: 88 grains (5.7 grams)

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: None (for Philadelphia, PA) on the obverse just right of the ribbon


Four three-piece sets (Quarter Dollar, Half Dollar, and Dollar) were struck as Proofs but without mintmarks.  One set went to then-President Gerald Ford, another to the American Revolution Bicentennial Commission administrator, John W. Warner, another to Treasury Secretary William E. Simon, and the other to Gerald Ford's appointment secretary, Anne L. Armstrong.

The finest Uncirculated "Clad" examples graded by PCGS are 66 MS-67's.

Sources and/or recommended reading:
Herbert, Alan, "Coin Clinic", NUMISMATIC NEWS, October 5, 1999, Krause Publications, Iola, WI, p. 38 (see also August 27, 1974 front page of NUMISMATIC NEWS).

"Where are they now?" by Summer Douglass, COIN WORLD, September 10, 2001, page 46

"The PCGS Population Report, July 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service