Robin O. writes: I have a Susan B. Anthony 1999 gold coin. I heard the end of a T.V. news segment and they said this was a misprint and that the coin was supposed to be the new Indian woman coin. They sold the Susan B. Anthony for $10,000. Is this possible?
Yes and no. The error was a 1999 Susan B. Anthony dollar mistakenly struck on a Sacagawea Dollar planchet (coin blank) which is not made of gold. The coin was purchased by a dealer and was eventually placed with a private collector.
Both the SBA and Sacagawea dollar weigh exactly the same. The manganese and zinc content give the new dollar its distinctive color. Neither dollar has gold as one of the ingredients. Don’t mistake privately gold plated SBA’s with the above error.