This is doubtless in the top 5 proof errors known on U. Coins, and is probably a tie with the other major proof mated pair Ike (which is several nickel planchets struck together from proof 1973 Ike dies, which now resides in a museum) being a mated pair set of of two different metals! It is unique in many ways, being the only known example of two different metal off-metals in a mated pair.The Ike on cent is dated 1972-S, and the Ike on dime is struck on a clad dime planchet. The coins were struck up against each other, and together form a mated pair. The presentation is perfect, with Ikes full face and the date and mint mark visible on the two coins. Additionally, the coins both grade PF67, with the cent garnering the cameo and red designation. In order to have occurred, both the cent and the dime planchets would have been fed into an Ike dollar press and then fed into the striking chamber, and then struck.
Both coins fit together and present a beautiful pair, being copper and clad. The Ike dollar is the last of the large, silver dollar sized U. Circulating coins, and so major errors on them are popular due to the Ikes large size. This coin is the most incredible proof Ike error we have ever owned, and would make the centerpiece of any major mint error collection. The photo of the two pieces together as a set was taken before we had the coins certified.Most of those are planchets struck and retained or are similar items. This coin we are offering is a unique set, and has incredible eye-appeal, and is fairly priced at our offering price based on the comparisons.
At Sullivan Numismatics, Inc, we specialize in major mint errors, and maintain one of the largest inventories of mint errors anywhere. We love mint errors, and want to help our customers both build and enjoy their mint error coin collections! We are members of CONECA, ANA, FUN and are both PCGS and NGC authorized dealers. _gsrx_vers_1233 GS 8.1.1 (1233).
The item "NGC $1972-S Ike Dollar Struck on Dime & Cent Planchet 2-Coin Mated Pair PF67" is in sale since Thursday, July 23, 2020. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ US\Errors". The seller is "sullivannumismatics" and is located in Land O' Lakes, Florida. This item can be shipped to United States.