Ike Dollar
Struck on 1¢ Planchet (3.14g)



This is an amazing proof Ike Dollar struck on a cent planchet that is perfectly centered. The eye appeal is amazing since it shows the full portrait on the obverse, eagle on the reverse, and is in blazing red. There are only a few proof Ike Dollars struck on cent planchets known. These are very rare and highly prized by Ike Dollar collectors and mint error collectors.

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.



NGC Certificate Verification


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