1981-S SBA$1 MS66 Certification #27624238, PCGS #9580

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
3492000
Weight
8.10 grams
Metal Content
75% Copper, 25% Nickel over a pure Copper center
Country
The United States of America
Pop Higher
4
Pop Lower
1483
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 3450000 R-1.0 2 / 12 TIE 2 / 12 TIE
All Grades 334900 R-1.7 3 / 12 TIE 3 / 12 TIE
60 or Better 17450 R-2.8 3 / 12 TIE 3 / 12 TIE

Condition Census

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