For anyone trying to assemble a complete set of Susan B. Anthony (“SBA”) dollar coins, the 1979-S Type 2 coin is always a challenge! In 1979, the United States Mint’s San Francisco facility produced two distinct varieties of the Proof SBA dollar — the very common “Type 1” variety, which features an “S” mint mark that’s pretty much just a “blob” — the “S” form can be seen, but there’s no definition to it, and a much scarcer “Type 2” variety, which features an “S” mint mark that is clear and well defined, resembling a perfect Figure 8.
These 1979-S Proof “Type 2” SBA dollars are hard to come by, so order yours today, while they last!
PLEASE NOTE: This listing contains an additional picture of the much more common Type 1, “blob” ‘S’ mint mark, for comparison purposes only. You will receive a coin with a scarce “Type 2” mint mark as described above.