>Anyone know the value of this coin? Someone has offered me $25.00
>for it, is that a fair price?? They told me it was a clear "s", although I
>really don't know.
ALL 1981-S proof coins have clear "S" mintmarks. This is because the so-called
"blob" mintmark punch broke in 1979 and was never used again. The 1981-s type
one is actually the same as the 1979-s type II...it was still in use two years
later. However, late in the year, it, too broke & was replaced by the 1981-s
type II mintmark which is not only relatively "clear" but also has a slightly
elongated upper loop in the "s". I specialize in type two mintage buying &
selling hundreds per year.
If you would like I can send you a copy of several magazine articles that have
pictures and descriptions that may allow you to tell for yourself whether it is
a type II or a type I mintmark.
By the way, if it is type I it is worth about $3-4. If it is a type II 1981-s
SBA then it is worth around $70-80. There is no 1981-s proof SBA that is
worth $25. I pay either
$3 or $70 depending on type. The $25 offer may be a ripoff...or it could be a
very high price for a type I.
Advise if I can be of help.
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