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Susan B Anthony Dollar This coin didn't flip--it flopped! With great fanfare in 1979, the United States Treasury Department minted millions of $1 coins featuring a portrait of suffragette Susan B. Anthony on the obverse. Americans were used to dealing with dollar bills--which were still being produced--so the coins were largely shunned. Moreover, their size made them easily confused with quarters. The dollar was minted again in 1980 with little success. In 1981 it was minted solely for collectors' sets. The Susan B. Anthony dollar was reissued in 1999 to meet the demand of vending machines that required dollar coins for change, but they are still generally detested by the public.
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Added: 9th September 2008
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Posted By: Lava1964
Posted by: Lava1964 on 2008-09-09 
In Canada, when we introduced dollar coins in 1987, we stopped making dollar bills. People didn't like them at first, but they got used to them. They had to!
Posted by: Naomi on 2008-09-10 
With all respect, you're the only person I know who would use the word obverse instead of reverse.

My mom saved a few of these thinking they would become collectors items someday and her grandson would be rich lol. She also saved 20 Kennedy half-dollars, first issue, for the same reason. I've still got them.
Posted by: Lava1964 on 2008-09-10 
Based on what I've learned as a small-time coin collector, the obverse and reverse are two different sides. I believe the obverse of a coin is the side with the head on it. The reverse is the other side.
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