High expectations for new coin issue in 1979: Q. David Bowers

Anthony dollars enter circulation
Published : 12/31/16
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Although certain representatives of the vending machine industry expressed approval of the mini-dollar, it turned out that most vendors took a wait-and-see attitude. Would the public would be as eager to use them as the Treasury had hoped? By year’s end, more than 757,000,000 had been struck, or more than two for every man, woman and child in America. This immense quantity made the entire production of Morgan silver dollars from 1878 to 1921 look like pocket change! More next week. 

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