For years, there were just two Proof Clad Ike Dollar blanks known to the numismatic community. These two mint errors were certified, authenticated and encapsulated by NGC. The NGC insert certifies these as proof blank planchets.
Recently a small hoard of San Francisco major mint errors in proof and mint state were discovered. Included were these ten (10) proof blanks. This is exciting because it is amazing that new discoveries surface and are authenticated and become available for coin collectors to enjoy owning a part of history. Fred Weinberg, the PCGS Consultant for authenticity for all mint errors, stated that "these specific 10 pieces of NGC-certified clad planchets, from the San Francisco Hoard, are in my opinion, proof planchets like the two NGC certified Proof Planchets."
Proof Ike Dollars struck in clad were issued from 1973 to 1978. This is one of the most popular U.S. Coins collected. All Proof Ike Dollars were struck, sold and shipped in official U.S Mint sealed packaging. These recently discovered proof blanks have the same pebbled surfaces that are known on U.S. proof blanks. NGC authenticated and encapsulated these 10 blank planchets, and noted on the insert that these were from the 'San Francisco Hoard.'
These two discovery coins, both NGC certified Proof Clad Ike Dollar blanks, were in Fred Weinberg’s personal collection and I recently purchased them from him. Considering that a Presidential Dollar blank with the edge lettering was also being offered by Fred Weinberg for $8k and Silver Dollar blanks sell up to $2k each, these two discovery proof clad Ike Dollar blanks were an exciting purchase.
I’m offering this unique group of 12 Proof Clad Ike Dollar Planchets for the first time. This includes the two NGC discovery coins. This group is reasonably priced considering what other unique blank planchets have sold for. In addition, unique discovery mint error coins have always brought a substantial premium and these two discovery coins are included in this group.
These are the 2 discovery coins certified by NGC:
This is one of the 10 Proof clad planchets certified by NGC: