1979 Susan B. Anthony Silver Dollar

Intended to honor this pioneer in women’s right, legislation dated October 10, 1978, provided for the issuance of the Susan B. Anthony dollar coin.

Both obverse and reverse design were the work of the chief engraver of the U.S. Mint, Frank Gasparro, whose initials FG are located below the portrait and the eagle.

Placement of Susan B. Anthony’s likeness on the dollar represented the first time that a woman other than a model or a mystical figure has appeared on a circulating US coin.


The reverse design is the same as that used on the Eisenhower dollar.

Mintmark P, D, or S appear on the obverse ¬†slightly above ¬†Anthony’s right shoulder.

The size of the coins, its sliver dollar and its edge reeding caused it to be confused with the quarter, and it failed to gained widespread public appearance.

Coins were made for circulation from 1981 to 1998.

In 1999 additional pieces were made to meet the needs for vending machines.

(information is belong to Kenneth Bressett from a Guide Book of United States Coins 2017)



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