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Susan B. Anthony Coins
Susan B. Anthony dollars were the first circulating US coins to honor a woman who was a real, historical figure – rather than an allegorical representation of Liberty. Our curated selection of Susan B. Anthony coins includes a range of years, grades and mint marks. Shop singles and sets in a variety of presentation options.
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Susan B. Anthony Coins
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About Susan B. Anthony Dollars
On October 10th, 1978, Congress authorized the U.S. Mint to produce the first small-sized U.S. dollar coins. First minted in 1979, the Susan B. Anthony dollar honors the 19th-century American social reformer and women's rights activist. Designed by Frank Gasparro, the obverse depicts Susan B. Anthony facing right, surrounded by 13 stars. The inscription liberty appears above, with the date of issue below and the motto in god we trust at right. The reverse bears Gasparro's original Eisenhower dollar reverse design. Adapted from the Apollo 11 insignia, it shows an eagle with an olive branch landing on the Moon.
Despite high expectations, Susan B. Anthony dollars proved unpopular with the public at first. Their size, color and reeded edge were similar to those of the quarter, and many found it too easy to mistake the two denominations. The new U.S. dollars never saw widespread use, and as a result, Susan B. Anthony dollars are one of America's shortest-lived series.
Despite spanning 20 years, Susan B. Anthony coins are a series with just four dates. Mintage for circulation ceased after just two years (1979 and 1980). A limited number of 1981 dollars were produced, but they were only issued with official U.S. Mint sets. In 1999, Susan B. Anthony dollars were minted one last time to meet an unexpected increase in demand due to its replacement – the newly authorized Sacagawea dollar.