1976-S Silver Ike Dollar Bicentennial
Flip-Over Triple Struck
And Large Broadstruck
PCGS AU 58
After 40 years, this is the only known Major Mint Error on a 1976-S Bicentennial Silver Ike Dollar. It is a flip-over triple struck and is a large broadstruck.
The first strike was struck normally and there is full reeding. This coin then flipped over, was not seated in the collar and was struck two more times. Since it wasn't properly positioned in the collar during these last two strikes, it was also dramatically broadstruck and is considerably larger in diameter than a regular Ike Dollar. There is slight separation between the second and third strikes. The date "1976" is plainly visible on the reverse.
This unique Bicentennial Ike Dollar error was discovered in a (3) piece Bicentennial Mint Set issued by the U.S. Government. These Silver Ike Dollars had to be ordered directly from the Mint and were delivered in official Mint sealed packaging. They were not struck for circulation since they are 40% silver.
This Bicentennial Silver Ike Dollar shows evidence of slight handling but is still Mint State with original luster. This is an opportunity to purchase the only known Bicentennial Silver Ike that is a major mint error.