That Famous Suffragette, Sacagawea
Memo to the jackasses at Sportsnet, who’ve been proudly holding up the coin dug out of centre-ice in Raleigh earlier today, and declaring it a “Susan B Anthony dollar.”
It looked like the coin to the left, only stamped with the date 2000.
Here are three reasons you should've know you were wrong (other than, you know, fact-checking):
- The date on the coin you were holding up read 2000. Anthony dollars were only minted from 1979-81, and then briefly in 1999.
- The coin you were holding was gold coloured. The Anthony dollar was coated in nickel.
- The lady on the coin does not look like a late-19th century suffragette. That’s because she’s a Shosone Indian who acted as an intrepreter for Lewis and Clark. Susan looked a bit more severe: