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7th May 2008, 21:16
can someone please tell me if the bicentenial ike dollar is 40% silver

8th May 2008, 01:12
I "think" only the Proofs contain 40% Silver, and they would be S mints.


8th May 2008, 17:18
Only the proof Ike dollars are 40%, the rest are cupro-nickel

8th May 2008, 17:47
I found this at coinflation.com:


All of the silver "Ike" coins were minted at the San Francisco Mint in 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, and 1976. These coins were either uncirculated or proof. Uncirculated coins came in cellophane with a blue plastic token in a blue envelope. Proof issues came in a proof set-like plastic case in a fancy brown wood colored box with a gold seal on back. The uncirculated coins are referred to as 'Blue Ikes' and the proofs as 'Brown Ikes'. Coins minted in 1975 and 1976 for the Bicentennial come with the quarter and the half dollar of that year. The uncirculated coins were sold by the Mint for three dollars; the proof version for ten dollars. Two varieties of the dollar were produced in 1976 and can be distinguished by the thickness of the lettering.

Only the proof Ike dollars are 40%, the rest are cupro-nickel