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1979-1981, 1999 Susan B. Anthony Dollar Melt Value

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

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. [ ? ]

Using the latest metal prices and the specifications above, these are the numbers required to calculate melt value:
 $4.1944  =copper price / pound on Jul 19, 2024.
.9167  =copper %
$7.3006  =nickel price / pound on Jul 19, 2024.
.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 :

    (4.1944 × .00220462262 × 8.1 × .9167)  =  $0.0686605

2. Calculate 8.33% nickel value :

    (7.3006 × .00220462262 × 8.1 × .0833)  =  $0.0108591

3. Add the two together :

    $0.0686605 + $0.0108591 = $0.0795196

$0.0795196 is the melt value for the 1979-1981, 1999 Susan B. Anthony dollar on July 19, 2024.

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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).

YearMintageNumismatic Value Range
1979 P360,222,000$1.00 - $5.00
1979 D288,015,744$1.00 - $5.00
1979 S109,576,000$1.00 - $5.00
1980 P27,610,000$1.00 - $5.00
1980 D41,628,708$1.00 - $5.00
1980 S20,422,000$1.00 - $5.00
1981 P3,000,000$1.00 - $10.00
1981 D3,250,000$1.00 - $10.00
1981 S3,492,000$1.00 - $10.00
1999 P35,892,000$1.00 - $8.00
1999 D11,776,000$1.00 - $8.00

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