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Sunday, April 25, 2010

USA dollar

Sacagaewa dollar, 2000
usa sacagaewa dollar 2000
The Sacagawea dollar, called by the U.S. Mint the Sacagawea Golden Dollar Coin and beginning in 2009 the Native American $1 Coin, along with the Presidential Dollar series, is one of the two current United States dollar coins. This coin was first minted by the United States Mint in 2000 and depicts the Shoshone woman Sacagawea, a member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, carrying her son Jean Baptiste Charbonneau. The coin's artist, Glenna Goodacre, used a 22-year-old Shoshone woman named Randy'L He-dow Teton as the model for the young Sacagawea. The Sacagaewa dollars of 2009 and 2010 have different designs on the reverse than the one shown here.

Susan B. Anthony dollar, 1979
usa susan anthony dollar 1979The Susan B. Anthony dollar replaced the excessively large Eisenhower dollar in circulation. It shows women suffrage campaigner Susan B. Anthony on the obverse and the Apollo 11 insignia on the reverse, the same as on the Eisenhower dollar. It is quite easy to collect as it has very large mintages. It was minted from 1979 to 1981, and later on in 1999 also. It is a rounded coin though it looks like an 11-sided one. Due to similar size and color, this one is sometimes referred to as the Susan Anthony quarter because of its small size which is similar to a quarter.

More than 888 million Susan Anthony dollars were minted in 1979, but they failed to circulate well. At the end of the year there were millions of dollars still left in the mint's vaults. Limited quantity was produced thereafter in 1980 and in 1981, these dollars were produced as UNC sets, of which a large number were broken down. After a very long hiatus, this dollar coin was reproduced in 1999 as the dollars in circulation were nearly finished. It was replaced by the Sacagaewa in 2000.

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