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15 Mar 2018

One of the First Eisenhower Silver Dollars

Coins | DrDarryl

Another recent purchase added to my "presidential" collection.

This time it's a White House letter from President Nixon gifting a 1971-S uncirculated Eisenhower silver dollar (in  Blue Pack) to the Honorable Robert G. Stephens on August 6, 1971.

The uniqueness about this acquisition is the establishment of the provenance (unbroken chain of ownership) of this Eisenhower dollar. I was ecstatic to learn that this specimen was actually being sold from the estate of the Honorable Robert G. Stephens. The chain of legal ownership is President Nixon-to-Congressman Stephens-to-yours truly. The number of "'-to-" in the previous sentence is two. Which means as the current owner, the specimen is two degrees of separated from President Nixon.



 

Comments

Kepi

Level 6

What a great combination of items for your collection! I have one of those " Blue packs " too. Great blog!

"SUN"

Level 5

What a nice item to have in your collection.

Mike

Level 7

Thank you now I know. Thanks Alot.

Longstrider

Level 6

That's a really nice addition. I love the redaction's.....Thanks!

World_Coin_Nut

Level 5

That's really cool. Guess you have to be in the right place at the right time to even know when something like this becomes available. The letter really enhances the coin in this case.

Mike

Level 7

I have the blue packs nd the silver didn't turn white which was a problem with them. Did you know the Honorable Stevens or did you get them from an estate. Because you have the Kennedy coin also from Johnson to Stevens? I was wondering how one could obtain one of these pieces of history. Thanks Mike.

CoinLady

Level 6

I remember the blue pack too. That's a nice item.

Those Blue Packs bring back old memories. I received one from an uncle when I was 10. The Nixon letter was obviously a nice way to keep in touch with members of congress.

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