Ike!

Taladeganite

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$7.50 in clad and a bicentennial Ike! My first. Made my day �� DDB5E6F9-60E7-436E-ADD0-30089CA85E1A.jpeg
 
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Dang! That thing sure looks like it could be a 40%. It doesn't happen to have an S mint mark just above the date, does it? It still wouldn't mean it was silver, but you can probably tell better than I can from the pic.
I think they made around 15 million 40% silver Ikes ascollectibles, sold at a premium, not for circulation. It's possible one could have ended up in a pocket then lost. Just a thought.
Check the rim for a clad edge.
Edit: correction, they only made just under 5 million uncirculated 40% (not proof) S mint 1976. And no clad in S that year. So an S mark would mean it was 40%.
Awesome find either way.
 
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Taladeganite

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It’s a Denver. I am happy either way :headbang:
 

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"I Like Ike", Congrats!
 

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A very cool find - congrats !

Even when their not Silver - digging Half Dollar and Dollar coins is always a thrill !

Good Hunting !
 

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Dont here about to many Ike finds like others said finding a dollar coin is a thrill
 
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Taladeganite

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I find a few Sacajawea’s and presidentials a month and I makes me happy every time
 
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Well done, congrats! :icon_thumleft:
 

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Dang those are hard to find congrats!
 

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Funny story when I was a "newbie" with my detector me and my wife were searching an old church. I had asked her to cover the sprinkler heads In the grass so they wouldn't ring while I swung over them with my detector.Yes, now I know it would have never worked anyway. Anyways my wife scoops something up after covering a "sprinkler head" with her hand it was an IKE dollar laying on the surface, it was lined up perfectly I swear lol you cant make these things up :laughing9::laughing9::laughing9:
 

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