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Obverse of 1978-S One Dollar     Reverse of 1978-S One Dollar


Circulation strikes: 0
Proofs: 3,127,781

Designer: Frank Gasparro, the reverse based on a design by Michael Collins and James Cooper

Diameter: 38.5 millimeters

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

Weight: 350 grains (22.7 grams)

Edge: Reeded

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

Images courtesy of Tom Mulvaney


The finest Proof example graded by PCGS is a single PR-69. The finest Proof Cameo example graded by PCGS is a single PRCA-67. The finest Proof Deep Cameo example graded by PCGS is a single PRDC-70.

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