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1.00 Dollar, Susan B. Anthony Dollar, 1981

1.00 Dollar, Susan B. Anthony Dollar, 1981

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Description
Introduced in 1979, the Susan B. Anthony Dollar was the first American coin to have the image of a non-allegorical woman. The coin was planned as an 11-sided polygon, but vending machine owners claimed that retrofitting their machines would be too expensive, so the coin was made round. People couldn’t readily tell the new coin apart from a quarter, and it was soon driven out of production.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Coin
Date made
1981
place made
United States
place of issue
United States
Physical Description
cuni (overall metal)
0 (overall die axis)
0 (overall die axis measurement)
struck (overall production method)
Measurements
overall:;
ID Number
1983.0430.0021
catalog number
1983.0430.0021
accession number
1983.0430
catalog number
83.22.21
Credit Line
Government Transfer: US DOTT, USM
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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