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  1. #1

    May 2007
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    Silver Bicentennial Ikes - Look Like 90% To Me...

    While looking for halves, the nice teller tired (for the 2nd time) to sell me the Ikes in her drawer. But, this time she pulled them out and I spotted the silver right away! Naturally, I took them.

    I've never seen the silver 40% Ikes before, but these really look like 90%ers to me. No line on the edge. Did they make 40% Ikes differently than they did 40% halves?

    Thanks,
    Wally

  2. #2

    Dec 2007
    Texas
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    Re: Silver Bicentennial Ikes - Look Like 90% To Me...

    Wally,

    According to the Whitman Red Book, the collector's coins (s mint mark) were 40% silver, everything else was clad.
    1960Texan

  3. #3

    Dec 2006
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    Re: Silver Bicentennial Ikes - Look Like 90% To Me...

    Quote Originally Posted by wallyblackburn
    While looking for halves, the nice teller tired (for the 2nd time) to sell me the Ikes in her drawer. But, this time she pulled them out and I spotted the silver right away! Naturally, I took them.

    I've never seen the silver 40% Ikes before, but these really look like 90%ers to me. No line on the edge. Did they make 40% Ikes differently than they did 40% halves?

    Thanks,
    Wally
    Only the "S" mint marked '71, '72, '73, '74 & '76 Ikes are 40%ers; and not even all....as some are CuNi.
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    Dec 2007
    Kentucky
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    Re: Silver Bicentennial Ikes - Look Like 90% To Me...

    According to the Red Book they accidently cast some of the bicentennial, 74 and some 77 in silver and they are not S mint mark. You have to weigh them. Clad weighs out at 23 gm and silver at 24.

    Thanks
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  5. #5

    May 2007
    62

    Re: Silver Bicentennial Ikes - Look Like 90% To Me...

    These do not have an S mint mark!

    Also, they are all quite "circulated". I am starting to think that somebody might have silver-plated 4 circulated Bicentennial Ikes. The reeded edges look kind of "filled in" as if they are worn or the plating filled the tiny indentations.

    I will get some pics. If there really were silver Bicentennials mistakenly struck, do they have any value beyond the silver content?

    Thanks,
    Wally

 

 

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