About the Coin
In October 1969, U.S. legislation sought to create a circulating dollar coin which would commemorate Dwight D. Eisenhower who had died earlier that year and the Apollo 11 space flight, which marked man’s first steps on the moon.
The obverse of the coin features Dwight D. Eisenhower and the reverse is based on the Apollo 11 mission insignia. The Eisenhower Dollar was issued from 1971 to 1976 only. In year 1977 and 1978 Eisenhower dollars where minted as regular glad coins
A different reverse design was introduced for the 1976 Eisenhower Dollar to celebrate the bicentennial of the American Revolution. It featured an image of the Liberty Bell and the moon.
The bell was included as a symbol of the liberty and freedom. The bicentennial reverse appeared on coins minted during 1975 and 1976, which all carried the dual date of “1776-1976” on the obverse.