The 1973 Eisenhower silver dollars have value as both numismatic coins and as silver bullion. Keep reading to learn more about these coins.

1973 Silver Dollar

Specifications

Type: Eisenhower Dollar
Year: 1973
Face Value: $1.00
Composition: 60% copper, 40% silver
Silver Weight: .3161 oz.
Total Weight: 24.59 grams
Current Silver Bullion Value: $5.33

The US minted the 1973 S Eisenhower silver dollar as an uncirculated coin and also as a silver proof coin. Most of the coins minted were proof coins. The mint mark can be found above the date.

Note that not every 1973 Eisenhower dollar is a silver coin. The US also minted the 1973 Eisenhower copper-nickel clad coin with no mint mark, the 1973 D Eisenhower copper-nickel clad coin, and the 1973 S Eisenhower copper-nickel clad coin.

It's relatively easy to tell the difference between the silver clad coins and the copper-nickel clad coins. The silver coins will look shinier, and they will also weigh more. The silver coins weigh 24.59 grams compared to the copper-nickel coins that weigh 22.68 grams.

Series Location Quantity Minted
1973 S, Silver Clad San Francisco 1,883,140

Value

This coin, regardless of condition, is worth at least its weight in silver. The silver melt value for this coin is $5.33 as of November 11, 2019. This melt value is calculated from the current silver spot price of $16.85 per ounce.

The standard 1973 silver dollar is worth around $14 in MS 63 choice uncirculated condition. In MS 65 gem uncirculated condition the price rises to around $18.

The 1973 proof silver dollar is worth around $35 in PR 65 condition. There were 1,013,646 proof coins minted.

Grading System

MS 63 choice uncirculated- In the major focal areas there are some blemishes or contact marks. The coin's luster might not be as prominent.

MS 65 gem uncirculated- There is strong luster and eye appeal. A few light contact marks may be present but they are barely noticeable.

PR 65 proof- There are no flaws to this coin. A few blemishes may be present.

 

Sources:

The Red Book


See also:

1974 Silver Dollar
1972 Silver Dollar
1971 Silver Dollar