Wednesday, July 2, 2008

1979 - The first U.S. coin to honor a woman, the Susan B. Anthony dollar, is introduced.

1979 - The first U.S. coin to honor a woman, the Susan B. Anthony dollar, is introduced. The Susan B. Anthony dollar is a United States coin minted from 1979 to 1981, and again in 1999. It depicts women's suffrage campaigner Susan B. Anthony. The reverse depicts an eagle flying above the moon (with the Earth in the background), a design adapted from the Apollo 11 mission insignia that was also present on the previously issued Eisenhower dollar.

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