If you are a coin collector, you might want to consider purchasing a 1979-S Susan B Anthony Gem Proof Dollar. These coins are quite rare, but can increase in value. The set includes 15 different coins, all in Gem Proof or Brilliant Uncirculated condition. This is the first time a woman has been regularly minted on a dollar in the United States. In addition, these coins come in a beautiful Dansco album.
The United States Mint struck the Susan B. Anthony dollar from 1979 to 1981, but production was suspended until 1999. The coin was originally intended to replace the Eisenhower dollar, but was discontinued due to poor public acceptance. The coin was designed by Frank Gasparro, who used the few surviving photographs of Anthony as reference. He also received input from Anthony’s descendants.
The coin was released with a limited mintage. The first one struck in the Philadelphia Mint in 1978, but the coin was not widely circulated until the following year. The second coin struck in 1979 was signed by President Jimmy Carter. However, the coin was a flop and was discontinued by the United States Mint after eighteen years.
The 1979-P dollar is the most common of the two. Its rim is thinner and the date is further away from the rim. The date is offset more from the rim, and it is only available at the Philadelphia mint facility where the “P” mint mark appears.
It is important to note that these coins are becoming increasingly scarce and that a scarce coin in this condition is valuable. A high-grade coin will come packaged in a protective package. A rare coin will also display the Type-II mint mark. A rare coin in this condition will carry a significant numismatic premium.
In 1979, the US mint produced six Proof coins. These include the penny, nickel, dime, half-dollar, and one-dollar coin. These coins have two types of mint marks: Type 1 and Type 2. The 1979-S Proof Type 2 has a clear mark. This coin will be the most valuable and will carry the highest premium.
A rare Susan B. Anthony dollar with a 5% or more off-center strike is worth at least $50. A coin with multiple strikes is worth up to $500. It is also worth at least tens of dollars if the coin has an error.