Dollar: coin of United States of America; 100 cents


1 dollar, 1980: United States of America

1 dollar, 1980: United States of America

Among numismatists, the coin is known as SUSAN B. ANTHONY DOLLAR.

A rather rare phenomenon in numismatics: the obverse and reverse of a coin are strictly thematic — however, these themes are completely unrelated.

Inside, the coin has a frame with an 11-angled ornament: the 11 faces symbolize the Apollo 11 mission.

One of the most unpopular coins in U.S. history: often confused with the 25 cent due to the similarity in size and color.



E pluribus unum is a traditional motto of the United States (Latin for "Out of many, one"). The 13 letters of E PLURIBUS UNUM makes its use symbolic of the thirteen original states like the thirteen stripes on the US flag. The meaning of the phrase originates from the concept that out of the union of the original Thirteen Colonies emerged a new single nation.

The emblem (insignia) of the Apollo 11 mission — the American space flight which led to first in history landed humans on the Moon — July 16-24, 1969: a bald eagle carrying an olive branch alighting on the surface of the Moon; the Earth is in the background.

There are also 13 stars around the eagle: symbolic of the thirteen original states — the union of the original Thirteen Colonies emerged a new single nation.

The microprinted abbreviation FG on both sides of the coin — engraver Frank Gasparro (the tenth Chief Engraver of the United States Mint).

LIBERTY - IN GOD WE TRUST - 1980: "In God We Trust" — the official motto of the United States of America.

Susan B. Anthony (1820-1906) — an American feminist and fighter for women's civil rights.

Denver Mint (United States Mint, Denver — mintmark D).

Mintage: 41.628.708.

  • Copper-nickel plated copper: 26 mm - 8 g
  • Reference price: 2$

COIN DOLLAR — WHERE & WHEN (coins catalog: by names & emitents)
  1. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (1794-...): dollar = 10 dime = 100 cent
Dollar is a modern or former monetary unit of many countries around the world. In total, you can count more than 50!!! issuers — states and dependent territories:
  • USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, Straits Settlements, Sarawak, Liberia, Namibia, Rhodesia, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Zimbabwe, Guyana, Suriname, East Caribbean States, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Jamaica, Fiji, Saint Kitts and Nevis...
Unprecedentedly popular currency / coin!

About the name of the coin dollar: it is safe to say that the dollar is the world's most famous currency name.
The name comes from the name of a heavy silver coin of high quality, which was minted in the 16th century near the city of Sankt Joachimsthal (now the small town of Jáchymov, Czech Republic). This coin was originally called the Joachimsthaler; over time, in the East of Europe, the name "Efimok" (from the first part of the word, from "Joachim" or "Efim") became fixed for her, while in the West — "thaler" (from the second part of the word).
Gradually, several European countries started issuing similar coins — thalers, which in the Scandinavian countries received the name "daler", and in the English-language version — "dollar".
Wikipedia mentions that for the first time the word "dollar" was used as the name of one of the types of Scottish coins — "Sword Dollar" (a coin with a denomination of 30 shillings, which was minted during 1567-1571). The word "dollar" is also found in the works of William Shakespeare (beginning of the 17th century) in the context of references to the so-called "thistle dollar".
A large Spanish silver coin of 8 reals (the so-called Spanish dollar) was also called a dollar; it was on the basis of this widespread currency that the US dollar was created (the first own coins were minted in 1794).
In my opinion, it is the US dollar of 1794 that can be considered the truly first coin of this denomination (all earlier "dollars" can only tentatively be considered representatives of this denomination of coins).
It is also worth mentioning that the following coin names can be considered related in origin: dollar, rixdollar, daler (including: Goertz daler, speciedaler), daalder, thaler, tolar...