The Eisenhower Dollar series began in 1971 and ran until 1978. This was the first time the U.S. Mint had struck large size silver dollar since the discontinuation of the Peace Dollar series in 1935. In 1971, the U.S. Mint decided to commemorate the first Moon landing with a new One Dollar Coin. Frank Gasparro developed a design that was greatly inspired by the Apollo 11 Mission Insignia. The reverse design featured an eagle descending onto the Plain of Tranquility holding an olive branch with the earth in the distance. President Dwight D. Eisenhower had passed away just four months before the first moon landing and the Mint Director thought it would appropriate to include Eisenhower on the obverse of the coin.
This set of 11 Ike Dollars includes at least one issue of every date that the Eisenhower Dollar was struck in, all graded Proof 69 UCAM by NGC. In addition, 6 of the 11 coins in this set have Proof 69 UCAM NGC populations of less than 1,000! Of those 6 issues, 3 of them have Proof 69 UCAM NGC populations of less than 200! Now that`s what we call condition rarity!