Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by NorCal, Dec 6, 2021.
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If only those old coins could talk - a lot of happenings in 200 years
Very true, but I would guess that there are far fewer large cent collectors than Lincoln cent collectors
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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