1971 S Silver Dollar (40% Silver)

Last updated: September, 14 2022

CoinTrackers.com estimates the value of a 1971 S Eisenhower Dollar Proof in average condition to be worth $7.00, while one in mint state could be valued around $69.00.

1971 S Silver Dollar (40% Silver)
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  • Year: 1971
  • Mint Mark: S
  • Coin: Eisenhower Dollar
  • Type: Silver Dollar
  • Price: $7.00-$69.00+
  • Face Value: 1.00 USD
  • Produced: 6,868,000
  • Edge: Reeded
  • Silver Content: 40%
  • Silver Weight: .3162 oz.
  • Melt Value: $10

Notes: The numbers and values above are for the S (San Francisco) minted 1971 Ike Dollars. If you look at the mintage numbers you can see only 6.8 million of these were issued. Compare that number to the 68 million issued in Denver that year and you can see how rare the S minted Eisenhower dollars are. This is because congress only agreed to issue limited 40% silver dollars and these were to be included in collector sets sold by the mint.

How much is a 1971 S Silver Dollar (40% Silver) worth?

In Average Circulated (AC) condition it's worth around $7.00, one in certified mint state (MS+) condition could bring as much as $69 at auction. This price does not reference any standard coin grading scale. So when we say Average Circulated, we mean in a similar condition to other coins circulated in 1971, and mint state meaning it is certified MS+ by one of the top coin grading companies. *** [?].

Most Valuable

The most valuable Eisenhower Dollar's. Prices listed are for MS-65 certified. Visit the link to learn more about each coin.

Image Year Mint Worth
Eisenhower Dollar 1972 $140
Eisenhower Dollar 1971 $85
Eisenhower Dollar 1973 $70
Eisenhower Dollar 1971 S $69
Eisenhower Dollar 1971 D $65
Eisenhower Dollar 1973 D $50
Eisenhower Dollar 1973 S $40
Eisenhower Dollar 1972 S $35
Eisenhower Dollar 1972 D $35
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1989 P $345.22
1989 $345,000
1989 D $345
Image Name Mint Worth

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Are 1971 S Silver Dollar (40% Silver)s Silver?

Yes! Eisenhower Dollar's produced in 1971 are 40% silver to be precise, and contain .3162 troy oz or 9.834 grams in total of .999 pure silver. Silver weight is measured in troy ounces. Troy ounces weigh about 2 grams more than the standard ounce. CoinTrackers has built a tool that will let you know if your coin is silver or not. The tool is called Is My Coin Silver?.

Coinage issued in 1971 will only contain silver if minted as a silver proof. Is your coin a silver proof or just a proof? Do they weigh more than other identical coins from the same year? If so they are likely 90% silver. 90% silver coins are much denser than the modern 90% copper 10% nickel blend the mint uses today.

Numismatic vs Intrinsic Value:

This coin in poor condition is worth $3 less than the intrinsic value from silver content of $10, this coin is thus more valuable to a silver bug than to a coin collector. You will most likely find however that it is hard to get a coin for less than spot price. At least that has been our experience. Want more info? Then read Coin Collecting Investment an article that details the benefits of coin collecting as a way to build wealth..

Current silver melt value* for a 1972 D Eisenhower Dollar is $10 and this price is based off the current silver spot price of $31.64 This value is dynamic so bookmark it and comeback for an up to the minute silver melt value.

***Price subject to standard supply and demand laws, dealer premiums, and other market variations. Prices represent past values fetched at online auctions, estate sales, certified coins being sold by dealers, and user submitted values. While we wholeheartedly try to give honest price estimates there are many factors besides appearance, metal content, and rarity that help make up the coins overall value. Call or visit your local coin dealer for more information.