Many in Rochester know the Susan B. Anthony House on Madison Street was the home and headquarters of the suffragette. However, it was also where the U.S. Treasury released the Susan B. Anthony $1 coin 40 years ago, becoming the first historical woman to ever be featured on circulating U.S. currency.
“Our symbols are important as a country, and Susan B. Anthony was the first real woman to appear on a piece of our minted coinage,” said Deborah Hughes, president and CEO of the National Susan B. Anthony Museum. “She represented not Susan B Anthony the person but all women in this country. The progress that we made in the 1970s, the progress that we’re still making and the vision that we have to be a country of the people, by the people and for the people.”
A brand new exhibit featuring the coin and its history is open to anyone who would like to see it.