Far & Near Date Varieties 1979 Susan B. Anthony Dollar AU/BU Pair. Not long after the SBA's release into circulation, Americans had already developed a dislike for the small coin, due to its confusing similarity to the quarter. In an effort to distinguish between the two denominations, the Mint increased the width of the border rim on Philadelphia-minted coins, creating a new variety referred to as "Wide Rim" or "Near Date" in the collecting community. As the modification took place toward the end of 1979, far fewer Near Date SBA dollars were produced, increasing the demand for these scarcer specimens, especially in the About Uncirculated to Brilliant Uncirculated condition we are offering today. You will also receive a "Narrow Rim" or "Far Date" specimen.