Don R. asks: When was the last year the Susan B. Anthony dollar was made?
The last year of the Susan B. Anthony dollar was 1999. The coin was struck from 1979-1981 and then 1999. The 1981 issue is only available in Mint sets, they were never released for general circulation.
Though the coin was never really was popular for currency, they were used extensively in Postal Service vending machines, municipal transportation turnstiles and buses and were capable of being used in soda and other types of vending machines and were used in casino gambling devices.
By 1998 the Treasury’s supply of these coins was dwindling and the new gold-colored Sacagawea dollar wasn’t going to be available until 2000. The Treasury was forced to order more dollar coins to be able to satisfy the demand and so another run of SBA dollars was struck in 1999.
This isn’t the only time in U.S. history that this has happened. The Morgan Dollar ceased production in 1904 and then was struck for most of the year in 1921.