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1776-1976-S ONE DOLLAR -

Circulation strikes: estimated 5,000,000
Proofs: estimated 4,000,000

Designer: Obverse by Frank Gasparro; Reverse by Dennis R. Williams

Diameter: 38.5 millimeters

Metal Content:
Outer layers - 80% Silver, 20% Other
Center - 79% Copper, 21% Nickel

Weight: 380 grains (24.6 grams)

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: "S" (for San Francisco, CA) between Eisenhower's head and the date


The Silver-Clad Bicentennial Dollars were sold in 3-piece sets along with the Silver-Clad Washington Quarters and Silver-Clad Kennedy Half Dollars.  Mintages are approximate - 11,000,000 sets were struck and sold until 1982, when sales were halted.

The finest examples graded by PCGS are 64 MS-68's.

The finest Proof example graded by PCGS are 1 PR-69. The finest Proof Cameo examples graded by PCGS are 6 PRCA-69's. The finest Proof Deep Cameo examples graded by PCGS are 1715 PRDC-69's.

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"Walter Breen's Complete Encyclopedia of U.S. and Colonial Coins" by Walter Breen

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