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# 1979 - 1981, 1999 Susan B. Anthony Dollar Value (United States)

 U.S. MINT SPECIFICATIONS Denomination: \$1.00 Obverse Image: Susan Brownell Anthony, women's suffrage campaigner. Reverse Image: Eagle flying over the moon holding an olive branch; tribute to the Apollo 11 mission. Metal Composition: 91.67% copper, 8.33% nickel Total Weight: 8.1 grams Comments: The original design called for the coin itself to be an 11-sided hendecagon, but vending machine manufacturers protested this plan, claiming that available vending machine technology could only accommodate round coins. [ ? ]

CALCULATING TODAY'S MELT VALUE (USD)
Using the latest metal prices and the specifications above, these are the numbers required to calculate melt value:

\$2.7615  =copper price / pound on Dec 11, 2018.
.9167  =copper %
\$4.8776  =nickel price / pound on Dec 11, 2018.
.0833  =nickel %
8.1  =total weight in grams
.00220462262  =pound/gram conversion factor (see note directly below)

The CME uses pounds to price these metals, that means we need to multiply the metal price by .00220462262 to make the conversion to grams.

1. Calculate 91.67% copper value :

(2.7615 × .00220462262 × 8.1 × .9167)  =  \$0.0452044

2. Calculate 8.33% nickel value :

(4.8776 × .00220462262 × 8.1 × .0833)  =  \$0.0072551

3. Add the two together :

\$0.0452044 + \$0.0072551 = \$0.0524595

\$0.0524595 is the melt value for the 1979-1981, 1999 Susan B. Anthony dollar on December 11, 2018.

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MINTAGE AND COLLECTIBLE VALUE (USD)
 The "Year" column lists the year and mint mark on the coin -- D is for Denver, S is for San Francisco, and P is for Philadelphia. A coin without a mint mark means it was also minted in Philadelphia. The "Mintage" column is the number of coins struck and released by the U.S. Mint. The "Numismatic Value Range" column represents what people typically pay for that type of coin (usually a very wide price range depending on the condition). Year Mintage Numismatic Value Range 1979 P 360,222,000 \$1.00 - \$5.00 1979 D 288,015,744 \$1.00 - \$5.00 1979 S 109,576,000 \$1.00 - \$5.00 1980 P 27,610,000 \$1.00 - \$5.00 1980 D 41,628,708 \$1.00 - \$5.00 1980 S 20,422,000 \$1.00 - \$5.00 1981 P 3,000,000 \$1.00 - \$10.00 1981 D 3,250,000 \$1.00 - \$10.00 1981 S 3,492,000 \$1.00 - \$10.00 1999 P 35,892,000 \$1.00 - \$8.00 1999 D 11,776,000 \$1.00 - \$8.00 If you're interested in learning more about grading coins, Photograde is an excellent resource.

EBAY AUCTIONS - SUSAN B. ANTHONY DOLLARS
 I believe that the old saying, "A coin is only worth what someone will pay for it," is absolutely true. I prefer eBay because it displays what people are actually paying for coins. Monthly coin price magazines and online price lists may not reflect current market conditions because they don't demonstrate what people are actually willing to pay. View all Susan B. Anthony Dollar auctions or those with the least time left (below).

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