Susan B. Anthony Dollar

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Susan B. Anthony Dollar front
Susan B. Anthony Dollar back
  • The Susan B. Anthony dollar was first issued by the U.S. Mint in 1979. It was the first time a woman other than an allegorical female appeared on a circulating coin.
  • The back, or reverse, features an American eagle landing on the moon. The image was adapted from the Apollo 11 insignia.
  • The coins were originally minted only from 1979 to 1981, but a 1999 series was minted to meet demand for dollar coins before the Sacagawea dollar coins were issued in 2000.
  • Upon signing the legislation authorizing the Susan B. Anthony dollar, President Jimmy Carter said the coin would "be a constant reminder of the continuing struggle for the equality of all Americans."