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"1970" Peace copper-nickel clad over-strike, IKE reverse, Circulated

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Item Number: mm_peace_1970d_3B
In 1970 the US Mint was preparing to produce the new Eisenhower Dollars for 1971. They had no experience striking large-size clad blanks, so some testing was needed. But the new Eisenhower Dollar dies (at least for the obverse) were not yet available. So the US Mint actually prepared dies and struck “1970”-dated Peace Dollars for testing purposes. All of the 1970 Peace Dollars were destroyed and, unlike the enigmatic 1964-D Peace Dollars, no 1970 Peace Dollars are even rumored to still exist.

Now available is this modern over-strike "1970-D" Peace. Holding this piece in hand gives the viewer a true sense of what it would be like to examine an original 1970-D Peace Dollar (had any actually been saved).

Since these are over-struck on genuine coins, they have the correct weight (no metal is added or removed), correct metallic content, and correct diameter and edge type. There may be faint evidence of the original coin design showing since the over-strike is usually not perfectly aligned with the original strike. All the over-strikes are privately and painstakingly performed using a surplus Denver Mint coin press.

All are struck on copper-nickel clad Eisenhower Dollars originally minted from 1971-1974 and 1977-1978.
NOTE: These typically come out slightly larger in diameter than normal large dollar coins.

NOTE: Defacing of US coins is legal so long as the defacement isn't for fraudulent purposes.

By purchasing one or more of these, the buyer agrees to provide full disclosure of their origin when reselling them. Failure to provide potential buyers with complete and accurate information when offering these could result in criminal and/or civil fraud charges. In other words, don't try to sell to unaware buyers as original coins of this date.

Do not attempt to use these as legal tender. This product is NOT endorsed or approved by the US Mint, US Treasury, or US Government.

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