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Encyclopedia > Susan B. Anthony dollar
Anthony Dollar (United States)
Value: 1.00 U.S. dollars
Mass: 8.1 g
Diameter: 26.5 mm
Thickness: 2.0 mm
Edge: reeded
Composition: 91.66% Cu
8.33% Ni
Years of Minting: 1979–1981; 1999
Catalog Number: -
Obverse
Obverse
Design: Susan B. Anthony
Designer: Frank Gasparro
Design Date: 1979
Reverse
Reverse
Design: Eagle over surface of Moon
Designer: Frank Gasparro
Design Date: 1979

The Susan B. Anthony dollar is a United States coin minted between 1979 and 1981, and again in 1999. It depicts women's suffrage campaigner Susan B. Anthony. The reverse depicts an eagle flying above the moon (with the Earth in the background), a design adapted from the Apollo 11 mission insignia that was also present on the previously issued Eisenhower dollar. ISO 4217 Code USD User(s) the United States, the British Indian Ocean Territory,[1] the British Virgin Islands, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Panama, Turks and Caicos Islands, and the insular areas of the United States Inflation 2. ... BIC pen cap, about 1 gram. ... A millimetre (American spelling: millimeter), symbol mm is an SI unit of length that is equal to one thousandth of a metre. ... General Name, Symbol, Number copper, Cu, 29 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 11, 4, d Appearance metallic pinkish red Standard atomic weight 63. ... General Name, Symbol, Number nickel, Ni, 28 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 10, 4, d Appearance lustrous, metallic and silvery with a gold tinge Standard atomic weight 58. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1554x1511, 1655 KB) Source United States Mint Date 2006-04-06 Author United States Mint Permission Other versions of this file File links The following pages link to this file: Susan B. Anthony dollar ... Susan Brownell Anthony (February 15, 1820 – March 13, 1906) was a prominent, independent and well-educated American civil rights leader who played a pivotal role in the 19th century womens rights movement to secure womens suffrage in the United States. ... Frank Gasparro (August 26, 1909 – September 29, 2001) was the 10th Chief Engraver of the U.S. Mint and held this position from February 23, 1965 to January 16, 1981. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1537x1522, 1787 KB) Source United States Mint Date 2006-04-06 Author United States Mint Permission Other versions of this file File links The following pages link to this file: Susan B. Anthony dollar ... Genera Several, see below. ... Apparent magnitude: up to -12. ... Frank Gasparro (August 26, 1909 – September 29, 2001) was the 10th Chief Engraver of the U.S. Mint and held this position from February 23, 1965 to January 16, 1981. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... Dollar coins have been minted in the United States in gold, silver and base metal versions. ... Top row: Sacagawea Dollar, Lincoln Cent, and Roosevelt Dime. ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar). ... The term womens suffrage refers to an economic and political reform movement aimed at extending suffrage — the right to vote — to women. ... Susan Brownell Anthony (February 15, 1820 – March 13, 1906) was a prominent, independent and well-educated American civil rights leader who played a pivotal role in the 19th century womens rights movement to secure womens suffrage in the United States. ... Apparent magnitude: up to -12. ... This article is about Earth as a planet. ... The Apollo 11 mission was the first mission to land on the Moon. ... Bicentennial Eisenhower Dollar Reverse Apollo 11 Insignia The Eisenhower Dollar is a dollar coin issued by the United States government from 1971–1978 (not to be confused with the Eisenhower commemorative dollar of 1990. ...

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Overview

Though it is round, the Susan B. Anthony dollar may appear 11-sided, due to an 11-sided rim bordering the edge of both sides. The original design called for the coin itself to be an 11-sided hendecagon, but vending machine manufacturers protested this plan, claiming that available vending machine technology could only accommodate round coins without extensive (and expensive) retooling. Categories: Math stubs | Polygons ...


Because of their similar size and color, it was found to be very easy to mistake the coin for a quarter. The originally-planned hendecagon-shaped edge, which would have distinguished it from the quarter, had been replaced with a depiction of an hendecagon and the same reeded edge as the quarter, thus compounding the confusion. It was unpopular and was disparagingly referred to as the "Carter quarter" or the "Anthony quarter." 888,842,452 Anthony dollars were produced for circulation (Additional dollars were produced as numismatic items). The quarter is 1/4th of a United States dollar or 25 cents. ... James Earl Jimmy Carter, Jr. ...


The coin was released July 2, 1979. A $1 postage stamp, Scott #1612, was released nationwide on the same day, allowing philatelic/numismatic first day souvenirs to be produced. is the 183rd day of the year (184th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ...


While a large quantity were produced in 1979, they failed to circulate well (despite the slogan "Carry three for Susan B.") and a minimal number were produced in 1980. In 1981, none were produced for circulation, but instead were produced for numismatic sets marketed by the Mint. Many of those have been broken, and it is not unusual to find 1981-dated Anthony dollars.


At the end of production, the Treasury was left with hundreds of millions of the coins in its vaults.


In the 1980s and into the 1990s, vending machines (especially transit and postal machines) began to take higher denomination notes, when previously they had been effectively limited to dollar notes. While change could be given in quarters and smaller coins, more and more such machines began to give change in dollar coins. This led to an increased call on the Treasury's supply. By 1998, the Treasury's stock of dollar coins was near exhaustion. The Mint lacked the legal authority to change the design of the coin, and it was not deemed possible to release the new Sacagawea dollar earlier than 2000. Accordingly, after the longest hiatus for the same design of a circulating coin in U.S. history (one year longer than for the Morgan silver dollar), the coin was restruck in 1999. Dollar coins have been minted in the United States in both gold and silver versions. ...


Since the Sacagawea dollar's 2000 introduction, the Susan B. Anthony dollar circulated along with it--the two coins have identical metallic signatures to vending machines. The Presidential $1 Coin Act of 2005, which initially proposed taking all remaining Susan B. Anthony dollars out of circulation, merely directed the Secretary of Treasury to take a deeper look into the matter and report back to Congress sometime in 2006. The Sacagawea dollar, along with the Presidential Dollar series, is one of the two current United States dollar coins. ... The Presidential $1 Coin Program (Public Law 109-145; 119 Stat. ... The United States Secretary of the Treasury is the finance minister of the Federal Government of the United States. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...


Collecting the Susan B. Anthony dollar

The Anthony dollar is notable for numismatists because (as of 2007) it was the last coin produced for circulation by the San Francisco Mint. Numismatics is the scientific study of currency and its history in all its varied forms. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... The San Francisco Mint is a branch of the United States Mint, and was opened in 1854 to serve the gold mines of the California Gold Rush. ...


The Susan B. Anthony dollar is relatively simple to collect. It is a short series with large mintages. Referred to affectionately by collectors as the "Susie B," the basic circulated set includes just 11 coins. The basic proof set includes 6 coins. There are several important varieties that can also be collected. In the circulated set, the 1979 P "Near Date" also commonly known as the "Wide Rim" is rather scarce. In the proof set, the main varieties are the 1979 Type I and Type II mintmarks and the 1981 Type I and Type II mintmarks.


A growing segment of Anthony dollar collectors are looking for coins with Full Talons. Like Full Bell Lines on the Franklin half dollar, Full Head on the Standing Liberty Quarter, and Full Split Bands on the Mercury and Roosevelt Dime, FT coins are recognized as having a superior strike. While the FT designation is not yet recognized by any major Third Party Grading companies, it is increasingly popular. The designation refers to the talons on the feet of the eagle on the reverse. Often, either due to poor strike or clogged dies, the eagle has "blob feet," without distinguishable toes. To qualify for FT, the talons must be fully separated and rounded, without any marks or weakness. The ultimate FT also shows the folds of skin on the toes. FT is not a function of die state, as FT coins are known on late state dies as well as early state dies. The Franklin half dollar is a coin of the United States, minted from 1948 to 1963. ... Many numismatists consider the Standing Liberty Quarter among the most attractive of all U.S. coin designs. ... Look up Dime in Wiktionary, the free dictionary Dime has several different meanings, here are some of them: Dime (U.S. coin) - a U.S. coin worth ten cents. ... Third Party Grading is a term used to refer to coin grading, authentication, and encsapsulation companies. ...


Depictions in the popular media

  • The TV series based on the Robocop movie, which was set in the near future, featured a $1 coin called the "Ronnie." It was nearly identical to the Susan B. Anthony dollar, except that its obverse depicted Ronald Reagan.
  • In a retrospective episode of The Simpsons, Comic Book Guy holds up a copy of Susan B. Anthony Man comics. The heroic character depicted on the cover is carrying a shield which looks like a Susan B. Anthony dollar.
  • On another episode of The Simpsons, Mr. Lisa Goes to Washington, Lisa proposes that the family attend the memorial to the fictional Winifred Beecher Howe, an "early crusader for women's rights" who was the leader of the 1910 Floor Mop Rebellion. "Later," Lisa notes, "she appeared on the highly unpopular 75-cent piece."
  • In the animated series The Powerpuff Girls, a feminist villain who robs banks demands that the money she steals is in Susan B. Anthony dollar coins.
  • On the NBC reality series Treasure Hunters, a Susan B. Anthony dollar was a clue in the penultimate leg of the Hunt.
  • Uncle John's Bathroom Reader features an article titled "It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time", which is dedicated to telling the story of the Susan B. Anthony dollar.
  • The song Sunken Waltz by musical group Calexico features the lyric "Tossed a Susan B. over my shoulder in hopes that it would rain and rain".
  • In episode 4 of Sam & Max Season One, the episodic computer game by Telltale Games, Sam refers to Susan B. Anthony dollars when him and Max encounter a pay phone at the White House.

RoboCop is a 1987 cyberpunk, action movie and satire of business-driven capitalism, directed by Paul Verhoeven. ... Ronald Wilson Reagan (February 6, 1911 – June 5, 2004) was the fortieth President of the United States (1981 – 1989) and the thirty-third Governor of California (1967 – 1975). ... Simpsons redirects here. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Simpsons redirects here. ... Mr. ... Lisa Marie Simpson is a character in the animated television series The Simpsons, voiced by Yeardley Smith; Lisa is the only character Smith voices on a regular basis. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Feminism comprises a number of social, cultural and political movements, theories and moral philosophies that are concerned with cultural, political and economic practices and inequalities that discriminate against women. ... NBC (a former acronym for National Broadcasting Company) is an American television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... Treasure Hunters is a reality television series on NBC (US) and Global Television (Canada) in which ten teams of three solve puzzles in hopes of solving the ultimate puzzle and winning the grand prize. ... 15 Bathroom Readers. ... For the city, see Calexico, California. ... This page is for Telltales episodic Sam & Max games. ... Telltale Games is a video game developer based in San Rafael, California. ... For other uses, see White House (disambiguation). ...

See also

Dollar coins have been minted in the United States in gold, silver and base metal versions. ...

External links

  • Susan B. Anthony Dollar (1979-1999) Facts, photos, mintages, and more.
  • United States Small Size Dollar Coins, 1979-Present
  • Susan B. Anthony Dollar pictures
Preceded by
Eisenhower Dollar
Dollar Coin of the United States
1979-1981, 1999
Succeeded by
Sacagawea Dollar

 
 

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