There was a time in the history of the US Mint when little attention was paid to quality. This problem approached its zenith in the turbulent 1970′s. Since that period, the quality of production has been vastly improved across all coin series and would be so for the Eisenhower Dollar – if only it were still being minted!
Ikes, like all coins of the era, have their share of planchet issues. In the articles linked in this section, we discuss two; striations and chatter.