The United States Susan B. Anthony dollar was minted in 1999 but was originally minted in 1979 to 1981. It is a commemorative style coin that was used to depict Susan B. Anthony who was a campaigner of women’s suffrage. The coin also depicts the moon with an eagle flying above it and the earth in the background on the reverse. The Susan B. Anthony is quite a popular coin among many different collectors. Part of the reason for this is because of the fact that it is the last coin that was minted and in circulation with the San Francisco Mint “S” mintmark. However its important that the although the Susan B. Anthony dollar was a short lasting series there was large mintages making them relatively easy to collect. This is the reason that these coins these days are not too expensive in auction and can be located and purchased quite easily.
There are many distinctive qualities and characteristics of the Susan B. Anthony dollar. One of the most notable is the fact that it is round but it often thought to be 11 sided due to the fact that the bordering edge of both sides of the coin is 11-sided. The coin was originally supposed to be produced as a hendecagon but this plan failed when there was protesting from vending machine manufactures. This is was of course because the irregular shape was not compatible with current vending machine technology at the time. This is why the coin was eventually produced as a round coin but boasted the bordering edge design in order to maintain some of the look of the original design plan. If you are interested in adding the Susan B. Anthony dollar to your collection you will be happy to know that these coins are rather easily accessible.