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SERIES: Susan B. Anthony Dollars 1979 to Date
LEVEL: Year, MintMark, & Major Variety

1979-P SBA$1 Wide Rim (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS67+

NARROW OR WIDE?

PCGS MS67
PCGS #:
99571
Diameter:
26.50 millimeters
Designer:
Frank Gasparro
Weight:
8.10 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
360,222,000
Metal Content:
75% Copper, 25% Nickel over a pure Copper center
Auction Record:
$4,406 • PCGS MS67 • 12-5-2013 • Heritage
Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 20,000 R-2.8 1 / 12 1 / 12
60 or Better 10,000 R-3.0 1 / 12 1 / 12
65 or Better 5,000 R-4.0 1 / 12 1 / 12
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Jaime Hernandez: Late in 1979, the border of the Susan B. Anthony coin was redesigned and widened to give the coin a better appearance. Therefore, for 1979 there are two different varieties.

One of the varieties is the "Narrow Rim" variety. However, this variety is the norm for 1979 dollars and is usually not used when describing a normal 1979 Susan B. Anthony Dollar. The second variety is referred to as the "Wide Rim" variety. The "Wide Rim" variety is the scarcer of the two and usually commands a significant premium.

A regular 1979 Susan B. Anthony Dollar with a "Narrow Rim" will have the rim of the coin separated from the date of the coin.

A 1979 "Wide Rim" variety or the scarcer variety from 1979-P Susan B. Anthony Dollars, will have the date of the coin very close to the rim of the coin, and almost touching.

After 1979 the "Wide Rim" variety was then used to strike all other Susan B. Anthony dollars for the remainder of the series.