I'm glad I read this posting. I've just decided to fill some of the large holes in my collection starting with 1 cents and working my way up I was just now looking at the prices that one on-line dealer was charging for some of the stuff that I need, it was pretty discouraging.
1922 VG-8 $16.00
1923 G-8 $34.50
1925 G-8 $30.00
large cents averaged $3-$10
now I think I'd better start by checking out some of the bargain bins.