Business: Issue of Face

A woman on the dollar

Susan B. Anthony, the celebrated suffragist (1820-1906), is the front runner, but Amelia Earhart is closing fast, well ahead of Helen Keller, Eleanor Roosevelt, Harriet Tubman, Jackie Onassis, Elizabeth Taylor, Fanny Farmer, Grandma Moses, Martha Mitchell, Sara Lee, Anita Bryant, Shirley Temple and Whistler's Mother. All are candidates in a campaign to put a woman's face on a dollar coin that the Government plans to issue, probably in mid-1979. Since word became known of the plan, the Treasury has been receiving 700 to 800 nominations a day.

The Treasury officially favors putting Miss Liberty on the coin,...

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