Hi all,

I found a 1981-S SBA while going through my old collection. I have no

idea where it came from. I have a couple of question's:

1. When I look in the Redbook there are 3 listed. A proof

with a clear S, a regular proof and an a non-proof. My coin doesn't

look like a proof to me althought it is in nice shape almost looking

mirrored. Is it safe to assume it is not one of the proofs?

2. The book notes that in 1981 the non-proofs were issued

only in mint sets. Is this true? The reason I ask is that since I

never purchased this coin I'm confused as to how I got it. It's

possible someone gave it to me but I don't know anyone into coins

enough to have ever purchased one. I was very surprised to see it

only issued in mint sets. Until recently, I have never had a coin

that didn't come from change.

Thanks for the help.

Ron