1971-S Silver Ike Dollar
Double Struck Both Strikes Off-Center



"Blue" Ike Dollars were struck in 40% silver at the San Francisco Mint and were sold to collectors in government sealed packages. This unique Silver Eisenhower Dollar was double struck both strikes off-center and is in gem mint state condition.

Proof coins are struck by technicians who hand feed the blanks into special presses. They are produced, examined and packaged using extreme quality control. It is very unusual to find major proof errors. A few broadstrikes, off-centers, double strikes (in collar) and off-metals have been known to be found in sealed proof sets. Proof errors are aggressively sought after by many error collectors.

A very small group of Proof errors recently came from a collection that was auctioned by the State of California. The U.S. Secret Service inspected and released this collection to the State of California determining that it was legal to own. The State of California then auctioned the collection and it has been dispersed since the sale.

This is a spectacular and dramatic double struck off-center Silver Ike Dollar with two dates and the portrait visible. This is an absolutely amazing mint error.



Proof Errors are featured in chapter 21 of my
NLG Award winning book, World's Greatest Mint Errors: