US Dollars: 1979 to Date

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To honor Susan B. Anthony, a pioneer in women's rights, legislation dated October 10, 1978, provided for the issuance of the Anthony dollar coin. Placement of Susan Anthony's likeness on the dollar represented the first time that a woman, other than a mysthical figure, has appeared on a circulating U.S. coin. The reverse design is the same as that used on the Eisenhower dollar.

The size of this coin caused it to be confused with the quarter and half dollar, and it failed to gain widespread public acceptance. No coins were made for circulation from 1981 to 1998. In 1999 additional pieces were struck to meet the needs of vending machines.

Susan Anthony Dollar

Mint marks P, D or S appear on the obverse, slightly above Anthony's right shoulder.

Mint Mark Location

Mint Mark Location on Anthony Dollar


Diameter: 26.5 mm
Weight: 8.1 grams
Composition: outer layers of .750 copper, .250 nickel bonded to inner core of pure copper.
Edge: Reeded
Quantity minted: 909,879,516
Mints: Philadelphia, Denver, San Francisco
Designer: Frank Gasparro

Key-Dates and Coin Values:

• 1979 Wide rim; MS-63: $10.00
• 1979S Proof, clear S; Proof-65: $100.00
• 1981S Proof clear S; Proof-65: $160.00
Average coin values of other dates: MS-63 - $3.75


The obverse design depicts Sacagawea, a young Native American Shoshone as conceived by artist Glenna Goodacre. On her back she carries jean Baptiste, her infant son. The reverse shows an eagle in flight designed by mint engraver Thomas D. Rogers, Sr. The composition exemplifies the spirit of Liberty, Peace, and Freedom shown by Sacagawea in her conduct as interpreter and guide to explorers Meriwether Louis and William Clark during their famed journey westward from the Great Northern Plains to the Pacific.

Sacagawea Dollar

This coin has a distinctive golden color and a plain edge to distinguish it from other denominations or coins of a similar size. The change in composition and appearance was mandated under the United States Dollar Coin Act of 1997.


Diameter: 26.5 mm
Weight: 8.1 grams
Edge: Plain
Composition: pure copper core with outer layers of manganese brass ( .770 copper, .120 zinc, .070 manganese, and .040 nickel)
Quantity minted: 1,462,503,024 (to date)
Mints: Philadelphia, Denver, San Francisco; 22-karat gold numismatic specimens struck at West Point
Designers: Obverse Glenna Goodacre, Reverse Thomas D. Rogers, Sr.

Unexplained error coins made from mismatched dies (a 50-state quarter obverse conbined with a Sacagawea dollar reverse) are extremely rare.


The United States is honoring the US presidents by issuing $1 circulating coins featuring their images in the order that they served, beginning with Presidents Washington, Adams, Jefferson and Madison in 2007. The United States Mint will coin and issue four Presidential $1 Coins per year, and each will have a reverse design featuring a striking rendition of the Statue of Liberty. The composition of the new Presidential $1 Coins will be identical to that of the Golden Dollar featuring Sacagawea.

2007 John Adams Dollar

John Adams Dollar

John Adams served as the second President of the United States from 1797 to 1801. Adams served as George Washington's Vice President for two terms, and a U.S. Senator from Massachusettes to the Continental Congress before that. Adams was on the committee which drafted the American Declaration of Independence and was influential in its preparation. The John Adams Dollar has a companion coin in the First Spouse gold coin series, minted in solid 24k gold bullion to honor Abigail Adams.

The obverse of the John Adams Presidential Dollar was designed by U.S. Mint Artistic Infusion Program Master Designer Joel Iskowitz, and sculpted by U.S. Mint sculptor-engraver Charles Vickers. The reverse of the Adams dollar depicts the Statue of Liberty, designed and sculpted by U.S. Mint sculptor-engraver Don Everhart.

The Statue of Liberty reverse is the same as the one used for the Washington Presidential Dollar, and will remain in use throughout the entire Presidential Dollar series.


Diameter: 26.5 mm
Weight: 8.1 grams
Edge: Plain
Composition: pure copper core with outer layers of manganese brass ( .770 copper, .120 zinc, .070 manganese, and .040 nickel)
Quantity minted: n/a
Mints: Philadelphia, Denver, San Francisco; 22-karat gold numismatic specimens struck at West Point

Presidential Dollar Program Mintage Schedule:

• 1 George Washington Years Served: 1789-1797
• 2 John Adams Years Served: 1797-1801
• 3 Thomas Jefferson Years Served: 1801-1809
• 4 James Madison Years Served: 1809-1817

• 5 James Monroe Years Served: 1817-1825
• 6 John Quincy Adams Years Served: 1825-1829
• 7 Andrew Jackson Years Served: 1829-1837
• 8 Martin Van Buren Years Served: 1837-1841

• 9 William Henry Harrison Years Served: 1841
• 10 John Tyler Years Served: 1841-1845
• 11 James K. Polk Years Served: 1845-1849
• 12 Zachary Taylor Years Served: 1849-1850

• 13 Millard Fillmore Years Served: 1850-1853
• 14 Franklin Pierce Years Served: 1853-1857
• 15 James Buchanan Years Served: 1857-1861
• 16 Abraham Lincoln Years Served: 1861-1865

• 17 Andrew Johnson Years Served: 1865-1869
• 18 Ulysses S. Grant Years Served: 1869-1877
• 19 Rutherford B. Hayes Years Served: 1877-1881
• 20 James A. Garfield Years Served: 1881

• 21 Chester A. Arthur Years Served: 1881-1885
• 22 Grover Cleveland Years Served: 1885-1889
• 23 Benjamin Harrison Years Served: 1889-1893
• 24 Grover Cleveland Years Served: 1893-1897

• 25 William McKinley Years Served: 1897-1901
• 26 Theodore Roosevelt Years Served: 1901-1909
• 27 William H. Taft Years Served: 1909-1913
• 28 Woodrow Wilson Years Served: 1913-1921

29 Warren Harding Years Served: 1921-1923
• 30 Calvin Coolidge Years Served: 1923-1929
• 31 Herbert Hoover Years Served: 1929-1933
• 32 Franklin Delano Roosevelt Years Served: 1933-1945

• 33 Harry S Truman Years Served: 1945-1953
• 34 Dwight David Eisenhower Years Served: 1953-1961
• 35 John F. Kennedy Years Served: 1961-1963
• 36 Lyndon B. Johnson Years Served: 1963-1969

• 37 Richard M. Nixon Years Served: 1969-1974
• 38 Gerald R. Ford Years Served: 1974-1977

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(Sources: Encyclopedia Of U.S. Coins by Mort Reed and The Official Red Book of United States Coins by R.S. Yeoman.)