Fun Facts

FUN FACTS

EISENHOWER DOLLARS

(I LIKE IKE)

1) Eisenhower dollars were minted 1971-1978 for circulation. They were designed by Chief Engraver
Frank Gasparro.

2) The reverse was adapted from the original Apollo 11 insignia, ( the first landing on the moon).

3) The reverse shows the Eagle landing on the moon with the Earth in the background.

4) In 197,1 the reverse was changed three different times. Mostly changing the definition of the Earth.

5) Collector coins were made in 40% silver, sold in brown boxes for proofs, and blue envelopes for uncirculated (1971-1974).

6) For the bicentennial, the reverse was changed to the Liberty Bell superimposed over the moon and the date was 1776-1976.

7) The reverse on the bicentennial coins also had two different varieties, bold letters and thin letters.

8) Dwight D. Eisenhower was born Oct 14, 1890 and died March 28, 1969.

9) General Eisenhower was a five star general and supreme commander of the allied forces in Europe during World War ll.

10) Eisenhower was elected president in 1952 and served as the 34th president from 1953-1961.

11) His campaign slogan was “I Like Ike”.

12) As president, he is known for establishing the Interstate Highway System and the beginning of the space program.

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