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1974-S Proof S/S?

Posted: Tue Nov 11, 2008 5:49 pm
by Sumdunce
I found what I believe to be S/S indicators on a dealer marked 40% Silver Proof 1974-S Eisenhower today.

Was just wondering if these exist.

Here are the images of the mintmark (click images to see them more clearly):
74-SS_001.jpg
Visible doubled line in the center of the "S" bar.
74-SS_002.jpg
Notch on the upper back of the "S" loop where mintmark meets the field.
What are your thoughts?

V/R



LaMont

Re: 1974-S Proof S/S?

Posted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 8:49 pm
by Sumdunce
Any thoughts?

I was thinking this may be proof (unintended pun) that the "S" mintmark punch was falling apart if it is indeed on a 40% Ike.

V/R



LaMont

Re: 1974-S Proof S/S?

Posted: Mon Jan 12, 2009 12:02 pm
by BrianVaile
I am not so sure that it is an S/S....I think it is the "New" S punch being brought in.
This same, exact punch is seen on all of the 76-S Silver Ikes...little notch and all.
JMHO,
Brian

Re: 1974-S Proof S/S?

Posted: Tue Jan 13, 2009 9:50 am
by robEzerman
Guys, check out Wiles' little coin book, page 19.

Wiles makes a good case that this S punch was hub-doubled and revealed a changing doubling pattern over much of its life which extended from 74 into 75 (when a lot if not all TYPE 1 silver 76 Ikes were struck).

Wexler, in his book, pictures the same stage of clear doubling of the S that can be seen on Bill's 74-S Ike (which ANACS just holdered as S/S using Wiles' numbers, a nifty solution to an attribution conundrum, LOL!), stating it is the only known S/S RPM.

I think Wiles is correct. Rob

Re: 1974-S Proof S/S?

Posted: Wed May 12, 2010 7:41 pm
by Sumdunce
Ok then... if the above was not an S/S... then this one might be one.
1974_PS_SS_noted.jpg
Noted areas that seem to suggest S/S.
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1974_PS_SS.jpg
Raw picture of what I see.
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A friend found some Ikes at a gun show and called me to see if I was interested. I am glad I did not go with my gut response of "no".

It is still in brown box and cost me less than twice the cost of silver melt value.

V/R



LaMont

Re: 1974-S Proof S/S?

Posted: Wed May 12, 2010 10:06 pm
by BillSanders
Hi LaMont,
Nice find!
Check out the bottom part of March's 2009 Article of the Month:
http://ikegroup.sslpowered.com/ikegroup ... 98faee5b00
Bill