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    1972-S Silver Ike Dollar, PR63
    Detached Silver Reverse Layer

    1972-S $1 Silver Ike Dollar--Detached Silver Reverse Layer--PR63 PCGS. The 40% silver Ike dollars, like the 40% silver Kennedy halves of 1965 to 1970, were "sandwich" coins that had thin outer layers of 80% silver and an inner core of primarily copper alloy. On the present specimen, a portion of the reverse outer layer detached after striking, perhaps due to gas trapped within the coinage strip between the core and outer layer. The obverse has a normal appearance, but the reverse displays the green-gold and rose copper core between 1 o'clock and 5:30. The detached reverse layer fragment has a nearly straight left edge, and is housed in a separate PCGS holder graded PR63 Deep Cameo. The "obverse" of the thin reverse fragment exhibits an incused and reversed image, impressed through the fragment during the strike.

    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    Auction Dates
    September, 2010
    23rd-26th Thursday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 12
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