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Susan B Anthony Dollar

susanbanthonyJuly 1979 saw the introduction in the USA of the new Susan B Anthony dollar coin, stamped at the Philadelphia Mint.

The first US coin to feature a female historical personage, the eleven-sided Anthony dollar was a resounding flop

Mostly because of its similarity in size to a twenty-five cent piece – A similarity which caused numerous folks to accidentally spend them in payphones and arcade games like Space Invaders and Asteroids.