|There are three major reverse die varieties of 1972 copper-nickel clad Eisenhower Dollars. The primary pick up point for identifying each variety is the Earth above the eagle. On the Type 2 reverse, Florida is less rounded and more pointy and the island nations to the southeast of Florida are incuse and seem to appears as one large island. The Type 2 reverse variety is the most rare of the three and is considered to be the key date coin of the entire Eisenhower Dollar series. Many have called the 1972 with the Type 2 reverse the King of Ike Dollars. This 1972 Type 2 Eisenhower Dollar has been graded MS65 by PCGS. The coin has also been certified by CAC as being solid for the assigned grade. A TrueView photo was taken by PCGS which captures the beauty of this coin in the best light. The coin is very lustrous and has very strong eye appeal. The obverse of the coin has lovely golden rim toning with the center being brighter with subtle steel blue or even lilac color. The reverse is almost completely covered in the same beautiful golden color. The coin seems to be mostly well struck and only a few light marks are noticed without magnification. Because of the interest in this key date, collectors on the Ike Group website have been able to further identify and attribute two sub-varieties of Type 2 reverse, typically called the “March” variety and the “August” variety. This example is the so-called “August” variety which is primarily identified by the lack of the “March” variety pick up points and a very small clash mark on Eisenhower’s forehead on the obverse. Only seven (7) examples of this key variety have been graded higher at PCGS, all of which are MS66 coins and all of which would be valued at well over $10,000 each. An amazing gem example of the key date Type 2 1972 Eisenhower Dollar that would be difficult to surpass in terms of overall quality.
Because of the difficulty in capturing the overall look of the coin in a single image, I have also included a short high-definition video of the coin towards the bottom of this listing in an attempt to give you a better idea of what this coin will look like in hand. Please note that you may need to adjust the video quality to 1080p and may need to increase the size of the video to full screen in order to see the coin in maximum detail.