A Susan B. Anthony Dollar Replacement?


Well, sort of. These medals were included in the 1982 proof sets as a replacement for the Susan B. Anthony Dollar. Back in 1981, when production of the ill-fated Susan B. Anthony dollar was abruptly discontinued, the mint had already ordered the proof set holders for 1982. To make use of these holders, it was decided to insert a medal in the 1982 proof sets to fill the hole where the SBA dollar had been the previous year. The Mint struck these proof medals on brass cent stock in the same diameter as the dollar. The 1982 proof sets were the only ones to include this medal. These medals are the only proof medals struck by the U.S. Mint not intended for individual sale. Mintage: 3,857,479.

For a related article see "A 1982 SBA Dollar Canvas Mint Bag?".

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