In the feature article of this week's Numismatic News they speculate that if
the Mint does have to re-issue the SBA dollar to meet demand prior to the
minting of the new "golden dollar", they could strike additional 1981s.
Evidently this is allowed by a provision in the coinage act.
My feeling is that this would really tick off a lot of collectors. The 1981
Anthony's were only released in Mint sets and proof sets and therefore are
Of course the Mint hasn't exactly "protected" the collector in the past. They
recently extended the sales period for the Jackie Robinson Commems and did the
same for the Atlanta Olympic commems. Anybody who had purchased these items
during the regular sales period and thought they had low mintage coins couldn't
have been too happy with the idea of the Mint putting more on the market after
sales were supposedly closed.