REPORT OF A PROTOTYPE IKE PROOF
THE IKE GROUP1
LEAD AUTHOR ROB EZERMAN, with Lee Lydston, Brian Vaile, Ehab Eassa, David Golan, Gary Hoop and Andy Oskam
Found in a tube of mixed Ikes at a major West Coast Coin Show, this remarkable silver prototype Eisenhower was sent to the Ike Group for our evaluation by Ike aficionado and co-author for this project, Lee Lydston.
This report is a summary of our observations and some speculation based on our research into the 1971 Ikes including the 1971-D Friendly Eagle Variety2.
While the Ike Group is not in a position to make a determination if Lee’s prototype qualifies as a Prototype or Pattern, we nominate it for consideration and will refer to it as “prototype”.
This report is in PDF format, so you will need Acrobat Reader, (it’s free!). It is packed with fascinating discussion, observations and is profusely illustrated with images. Well worth the read!