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Susan B. Anthony dollar

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Anthony Dollar (US)
Value: 1.00 US dollars
Mass: 8.1 g
Diameter: 26.5 mm
Thickness: 2.0 mm
Edge: reeded
Composition: 91.66% Cu, 8.33% Ni
Obverse
Image:Anthony dollar coin.jpg
Design: Susan B. Anthony
Designer: Frank Gasparro
Design Date: 1979
Reverse
Design: Eagle over surface of Moon
Designer: Frank Gasparro
Design Date: 1971

The Susan B. Anthony dollar coin is a 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, a design adapted from the Apollo 11 mission insignia that was also present on the previously issued Eisenhower dollar. Though it is round, it may appear 11-sided, due to an 11-sided rim bordering the edge of both sides.

Because of their mutually approximate size and color, it is very easy to mistake for a quarter. It was unpopular and was disparagingly referred to as the "Carter quarter" or the "Anthony quarter." Although not used much in circulation, it was accepted by some vending machines, including those of the United States Post Office and mass transit in large cities. The coin was re-issued in 1999 when the US Mint's supply of dollar coins was exhausted, before it was possible to start production of the gold-colored Sacagawea dollar released in 2000. Approximately 910 million Anthony dollars were produced during their four years of issue.

The Anthony dollar is notable by numismatists because (as of 2005) it was the last coin produced for regular issue by the San Francisco Mint.

Since the Sacagawea Dollar's 2000 introduction, the Susan B. Anthony Dollar circulated along with it. The Presidential $1 Coin Act of 2004 would change this, as it proposes taking all remaining Susan B. Anthony Dollars out of circulation. This bill passed in the House of Representatives and is predicted to pass in the Senate. If this happens, Susan B. Anthony Dollars will be taken out of circulation beginning in 2007.

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