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Susan B. Anthony One Dollar Coin Values & Prices

How Much Is My Susan B. Anthony (SBA) Dollar Worth?

By , About.com Guide

Susan B. Anthony dollar     Susan B. Anthony dollar 
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This price guide gives you an estimate of how much money your Susan B. Anthony dollars are worth. Also known as "SBA Dollars," they were minted from 1979 to 1981 and again in 1999.  The table below provides average coin prices and values based upon the condition of the coin.  If the coin shows evidence of wear on it due to being used in business transactions, it is considered "circulated." If it was never used, then it is classified as "uncirculated." The pictures below illustrate examples of each condition.  Some coins are valuable even in well worn condition and you cannot increase a coin's value by cleaning it. In fact, cleaned coins are worth considerably less and coin dealers can recognize a cleaned coin immediately.  Please, never clean your coins!

Market Analysis

Susan B. Anthony dollars are not widely collected.  Given their short run and very few varieties, this collection can easily be completed with a little help from your favorite coin dealer. Given the relatively low price and value of these coins, there is also a ready market for them when it comes time to sell your coins.   If you want the most money when you sell your Susan B. Anthony dollar coins, then you need to sort them and organize them so a coin dealer can quickly see what you have.

Key Dates, Rarities and Varieties

The following Susan B. Anthony Dollarin any condition, are worth considerable more than common SBA dollars.   Therefore, before you start celebrating your windfall of money, have the coin authenticated by a reputable coin dealer or third party grading service. Recognize these coins using The Guide to SBA Dollar Key Dates, Rarities and Varieties.

  • 1979-S Proof Type 2 (clear "S" mintmark)
  • 1981-S Proof Type 2 (flat "S" mintmark)
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Condition or Grade Examples

Susan B. Anthony DollarAverage Circulated Condition Circulated Susan B. Anthony DollarAverage Uncirculated Condition Uncirculated
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Photos courtesy of Teletrade Coin Auctions, www.teletrade.com

Mint Marks

Susan B. Anthony dollars were produced at three different mints: Philadelphia (P), Denver (D) and San Francisco (S).  As illustrated in the picture below, the mint mark is located on the obverse of the coin in the lower  left-hand area, just above the shoulder of Susan B Anthony.

Susan B. Anthony dollars mint mark location
Mint Mark Location
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Susan B. Anthony Dollars Average Prices and Values

The following table lists the buy price (what you can expect to pay to a dealer to purchase the coin) and sell value (what you can expect a dealer to pay you if you sell the coin). The first column lists the date, mint mark (see the photo above) and other identifying information, followed by the buy price and the sell value for an average circulated Susan B. Anthony dollars.  The next two columns list the buy price and the sell value for an average uncirculated coin. These are approximate retail prices and wholesale values. The actual offer you receive from a particular coin dealer will vary depending on the actual grade of the coin and a number of other factors that determine its worth. Since most collectors also  collect the proof version of these coins, I have included prices and values for them as well.

Date & Mint Circulated   Uncirculated
Buy Sell Buy Sell
1979 P $1.30 F.V. $3.00 $1.90
1979 P Wide Rim
(or "Near Date")
$8.00 $4.00 $20.00 $11.00
1979 D $1.30 F.V. $2.00 $1.20
1979 S $1.30 F.V. $2.00 $1.30
1979 S Proof
Type 1
- - $8.00 $4.90
1979 S Proof
Type 2 *
- - $70.00 $44.00
1980 P $1.30 F.V. $2.00 $1.20
1980 D $1.30 F.V. $2.00 $1.20
1980 S $1.30 F.V. $3.00 $1.80
1980 S Proof - - $10.00 $5.90
1981 P $2.00 F.V. $5.00 $3.00
1981 D $2.00 F.V. $5.00 $3.20
1981 S $2.00 F.V. $5.00 $3.10
1981 S Proof
Type 1
- - $8.00 $4.80
1981 S Proof
Type 2 *
- - $140.00 $80.00
1999 P $1.30 F.V. $4.00 $2.50
1999 D $1.30 F.V. $4.00 $2.30
1999 P Proof - - $12.00 $7.00

F.V. = Face Value
"-" (dash) = Not Applicable or not enough data exists to calculate an average price
*= See the section above "Key Dates, Rarities and Varieties" for more information on these coins.

These prices and values have been compiled through my personal analysis of the coin market, referencing publications such as Numismatic News, Coin World, "The Official Blue Book; Handbook of U.S. Coins," "The Official Red Book; A Guide Book of United States Coins", The Coin Dealer Newsletter, published auction results and consulting with various coin dealers.

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