Another large cent

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by NorCal, Dec 6, 2021.

  1. NorCal

    NorCal Well-Known Member

    I have been picking through a collection of large cents at my lcs. This is my latest pick up. Almost every date was in this collection. Nothing super rare but they do have the 1809 and 1823. This will be my last for awhile. Need to save up for the next one, the 1823. This collection has gotten me hooked on the large cents. 9D40A608-41A8-445D-AAFF-5954DB09DA9D.jpeg 7BB6BF73-6D34-4970-8877-CDEA8F8BA4E6.jpeg
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  3. BasSWarwick

    BasSWarwick Well-Known Member


    If only those old coins could talk - a lot of happenings in 200 years
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  4. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    The old gash around Liberty's eye is unfortunate, but otherwise that's pretty decent looking for a lower grade circ example. No corrosion or porosity, which is good.
  5. Marshall

    Marshall Junior Member

    Only 2 varieties. This is N-2.
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  6. JimsOkay

    JimsOkay Active Member

    Less of those were made than the 1909 S VDB’s.
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  7. NorCal

    NorCal Well-Known Member

    Very true, but I would guess that there are far fewer large cent collectors than Lincoln cent collectors
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  8. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    The survival rate is also a lot lower. But thankfully still a LOT fewer collectors. If there were as many large cent collectors as Lincoln cent collectors MANY large cents would be out of the reach of average collectors.
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  9. Marshall

    Marshall Junior Member

    Very true.

    I have delusions of grandeur when I think of having a coin which is one of 11 known of a variety (1796 NC-2) and then thinking of it's rarity vs things like an 1804 Silver Dollar (15 known) or a 1913 V Nickel (five known).

    There are several reasons for the price discrepancy, Variety rarity vs Date rarity, condition and marketing. But the biggest is collector demand. It's why a S-264 that happens to be referenced in the Red Book as a Large Date, small fraction brings far more as a R4+ (~100 known) than many rarer varieties. Red book listings generate DEMAND.
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