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# Who is on the silver dollar?

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The U.S. Mint has produced silver dollar coins featuring Dwight D. Eisenhower, Susan B. Anthony and Sacagawea. The Eisenhower silver dollar was produced from 1971 to 1978 and was succeeded by the Susan B. Anthony silver dollar from 1979 to 1981, with a re-release in 1999.

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The Sacagawea dollar is part of the Native American coin set and began production in 2000. Prior to the release of the Eisenhower silver dollar, silver dollar designs did not feature any particular person. The Seated Liberty dollar featured an artistic rendering of the concept of liberty, as did the Morgan and Peace silver dollars.

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The U.S. Mint produced the Eisenhower silver dollar, created in honor of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, from 1971 to 1978. The coin is made of 75-percent copper and 25-percent nickel, although a collector's version of the coin contains 60-percent copper and 40-percent silver.

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In 1937, the United States Mint produced three half dollar, or 50-cent, coins. The one produced for circulation was the Walking Liberty half dollar. According to the Whitman Red Book, more than 13 million were manufactured, most from the Philadelphia Mint.

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Little practical application exists for making change for a dollar using 50 coins. It is a fun math problem, though. Ask Dr. Math notes two possibilities -- one with 40 pennies and another with 45 pennies. The simplest approach is with 45 pennies.

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There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar using a combination of pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters, half dollars and dollar coins, according to the Mathematical Association of America. It has been disputed that a dollar coin is change for a dollar bill since the definition of change dictates the coin value equal that of a larger coin or bill. Using that definition, the dollar coin would not qualify and the total count would decrease to 292 ways.