SUSAN B. ANTHONY DOLLARS

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Brilliant Uncirculated and Proof Editions

                         Date                  Inv #        Price
                               1979p Far Date    10925     2.95
                               1979p Near Date   10939    29.95
                               1979d             10926     2.95
                               1979s             10927     3.95
                               1979s T1 PRF      10928     7.95
                               1979s T2 PRF      10929    79.95
                               1980p             10930     2.50
                               1980d             10931     2.50
                               1980s             10932     2.95
                               1980s PRF         10933     5.95
                               1981p             10934     5.95
                               1981d             10935     5.95
                               1981s             10936     5.95
                               1981s T1 PRF      10937     6.95
                               1981s T2 PRF      10938   225.00
                               1999p             10948     8.95
                               1999d             10949     8.95
                               1999p PRF         02696    39.95

Susan B. Anthony Dollar Sets

15 coin Anthony Dollar Set Inv # Price
Includes P, D, S, and Proofs from 1979, 1980, 1981 and 1999 10940 $112.50
18 coin Anthony Dollar Set
Includes all 18 major and minor varieties including proofs 10941 $447.50
18 coin Anthony Dollar Set
Same as option 3 with Dansco® Coin Album 10943 $469.95

The History of the Anthony Dollar:

On July 23, 1978 house bill # 12728 was passed by a 6 to 1 vote by the Historic Preservation and Coinage Subcommittee of the House Committee of Banking, Finance, and Urban Affairs. The bill provided for the issuance of a dollar coin to honor Susan Brownell Anthony (1820-1906) as a pioneer of women's rights. The legislation was finalized on October 10, 1978 and the Anthony Dollar became a reality the next year. It was the first time a woman, other than a mythical figure, had appeared on a circulating United States coin.

The suffragist's portrait on the obverse was a new design; however, the reverse was the same design used on the Eisenhower Dollar the year before. Both the obverse and the reverse of the coin were designed by Chief Engraver Frank Gasparro. His initials FB appear below the portrait and the eagle. The Anthony Dollars were stuck in Philadelphia, Denver, and San Francisco. The mint mark, either P, D, or S, appears slightly above Anthony's right shoulder. The coin weighs 8.1 grams and has a diameter of 26.50 mm. These dollars cannot be called 'silver dollars' as they are composed of two outer layers of a copper-nickel alloy (75% copper, 25% nickel) bonded to an inner core of pure copper. The Anthony dollar failed to gain widespread public acceptance and was discontinued in 1981. Coins dated 1981 were never released for circulation - they were available in Proof Sets and Uncirculated Sets only. A total of 868,511,516 Anthony Dollars were produced.

The Susan B. Anthony Dollar was initially produced for three years 1979 to 1981. The Anthony dollar failed to gain widespread public acceptance and was discontinued in 1981. Coins dated 1981 were never released for circulation - they were available in Proof Sets and Uncirculated Sets only.

The Susan B. Anthony Dollar was again struck in 1999. This new striking was due to the demand for dollar coins by both the U.S. Postal Service, who use them in their vending machines, and by casinos, who use them for dollar slot machines.


Key to abbreviations used on this page:

BU (Brilliant Uncirculated): A strictly uncirculated coin with attractive mint luster but noticeable detracting contact marks or minor blemishes.

PRF (Proof Edition): The term "Proof" refers to a method of manufacture which produces a superior quality coin. Proofs are struck on specially prepared planchets using highly polished dies. They are struck multiple times at low speed and are made expressly for collectors in Proof Sets. Modern Proof coins are easily identified by their mirror-like finish and frosted features.

T1/T2: The 1979 Type 1 Dollar has a "filled S" which was hard to read. The die was re-cut creating the Type 2 or "clear S." Similarly, in 1981, the die was re-cut creating a Type 1 (filled S) and a Type 2 (clear S).

Far Date/Near Date: The first Anthony Dollars produced in 1979 had a narrow rim on the obverse so the date was farther from the rim, hence the term Far Date. Late in the year, the obverse was modified to widen the rim. These modified Near Date dollars are more scarce than the Far Dates because the dies were changed to strike the 1980 dollars shortly after the rim modification. All subsequent issues have the wide rim.


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