Coins Certified as of 1/18

My Coin #26216564

1981-S SBA$1 MS66

PCGS#: 9580

Owner's Comments

Very frosty luster. Strong strike. A few light marks.

Expert Comments

Jaime Hernandez: The 1981-S is the third lowest mintage in the Susan B. Anthony circulation strike series. Only the 1981-P and D have a lower mintage.

Circulated Grades: In circulated grades it is easily obtainable and worth only a small premium do to its low mintage.

Uncirculated Grades: In uncirculated condition they are still obtainable in grades of MS60 - MS63 wit a slight premium over circulated coins.

MS64: In MS64 condition they become a bit more challenging but yet can be easily found.

MS65: In MS65 condition it becomes tougher to find and some cherry picking is needed to find them in this grade.

MS66: In MS66 they are very difficult to find and are considered somewhat scarce with only a couple hundred examples available in this grade.

MS67: In MS67 it is almost unobtainable. As of 2011, PCGS has only graded one example in this grade with none being higher.


Diameter: 26.50 millimeters Designer: Frank Gasparro Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 3,492,000 Weight: 8.10 grams Metal Content: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel over a pure Copper center

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 3,450,000 R-1.0 2 / 12 TIE 2 / 12 TIE
60 or Better 334,900 R-1.7 3 / 12 TIE 3 / 12 TIE
65 or Better 17,450 R-2.8 3 / 12 TIE 3 / 12 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS66+ PCGS grade  
3 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade