Today we celebrate the Birthday of Susan B Anthony . With a Day and post in her honor. And this post got me thinking about my Grandfather. He was an avid Coin collector and left me an assortment of coins he had in a lock box. Among them was some Susan B Anthony coins – but actually I knew little about her other than she was pictured on the coin. Lisa
History of Susan B Anthony :
Anthony spent her life working for women’s rights. In 1888, she helped to merge the two largest suffrage associations into one, the National American Women’s Suffrage Association. She led the group until 1900. She traveled around the country giving speeches, gathering thousands of signatures on petitions, and lobbying Congress every year for women. Anthony died in 1906, 14 years before women were given the right to vote with the passage of the 19th Amendment in 1920.
Hobby : Coin Collecting :
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Susan B Anthony Dollar Coin:
Susan B. Anthony was the first woman to be honored by having her likeness appear on a circulating United States coin. In 1978, President Jimmy Carter signed the Susan B. Anthony Dollar Coin Act into law (Public Law 95-447). This law amended the Coinage Act of 1965, changing the size, weight, and design of the one-dollar coin. On July 2, 1979, the U. S. Mint officially released the Susan B. Anthony coin in Rochester, NY, the home of Susan B. Anthony during the most politically active years of her life. In 1979, 757,813,744 coins were produced. Additional coins were dated 1980, 1981 (numanistic items only), and 1999. Ultimately, the United States Mint produced 888,842,452 Susan B. Anthony coins for circulation.
This coin featuring Susan B. Anthony was first issued by the United States Mint in 1979 and it replaced the Eisenhower Dollar. This was the first time that a woman appeared on a circulating coin. The coin was minted from 1979-1981 and again in 1999.
This coin was legislated on October 10, 1978 under the presidential term of Jimmy Carter. Two United States Mint Directors, Stella Hackel Sims and Donna Pope, served under President Carter’s tenure in office.
The obverse design features the likeness of Susan B. Anthony.
The reverse features an American eagle landing on the Moon, an adaptation of the Apollo 11 insignia.
- IN GOD WE TRUST
- UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
- E PLURIBUS UNUM
- ONE DOLLAR
Dollar Coin today :
The obverse (heads) of the 2022 Native American $1 Coin will continue to feature the central figure “Sacagawea” carrying her infant son, Jean Baptiste, by sculptor Glenna Goodacre. Inscriptions are “LIBERTY” and “IN GOD WE TRUST.” The year, mint mark, and “E PLURIBUS UNUM” are incused on the edge of the coin
The Dollar Project
Welcome to The Dollar Project, a way for our youngest numismatists to learn important reasons why coin collecting is such an interesting hobby. To be able to participate in the program, you must be a member of the American Numismatic Association and be 12 years old or younger. By participating in these four fun activities, you will prepare yourself for the more advanced Ancient and Copper Coin Projects and earn neat prizes along the way.
The United States dollar coin has been minted since 1794. The word “dollar” comes from the German word “thaler.” Dollars have not been minted continuously – there have been times when our government thought that they were not needed. For example, no dollars for circulation were struck at the Mint between the years 1805 and 1835. Dollar coins have not always been popular because of their weight and size. The U.S. Mint has worked to make dollar coins easily accepted by the public, striking dollar coins in different sizes, colors and metals. These coins have been made to circulate, and to commemorate a historic event. The allegorical (symbolic) figure of Lady Liberty has appeared most often on dollar coins but real people have been featured on them as well. President Dwight Eisenhower, Susan B. Anthony, Sacagawea and many others are part of the rich history of the U.S. dollar coin.