Susan B Anthony Dollars: A Brief History
Susan B. Anthony dollars were intended to honor this pioneer in women's rights. This was the first time a woman, not including models or mythical figures, had appeared on circulating U.S coinage. Unfortunately, due to it's similarity in size, silver color, and even reeded edge, it was difficult to distinguish from a quarter dollar. Because of this there were no Susan B. Anthony dollars minted for circulation from 1981 to 1998. Additional pieces were minted in 1999 only in anticipation of the Sacajawea dollar debut in 2000.