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Need some info on mintage values- 1809/1851 Half Cents

 
 
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 Posted 06/28/2018  05:32 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add SuperPoacher74 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hopefully someone can clarify this for me?
Obviously when montages are low it drives the value & demand for particular coins way up, from my experience.
But looking at the 1851 Half Cent which there were only about 147,000 minted compared to the 1809 Half Cent of which over a million were minted, but yet the values of the 1809 Half Cent seems to be higher across the board especially in the higher grades.
The 1851 having such a low montage one would think the value would be through the roof?
Thanks, I'm looking forward to the feedback..

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06/28/2018 05:33 am
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 Posted 06/28/2018  08:43 am  Show Profile   Check Imthealphaomega's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Imthealphaomega to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Coins were more readily saved in 1851 versus coins made in 1809. That is why 1809 commands more money less examples of survivors vs the 1851.
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 Posted 06/28/2018  09:26 am  Show Profile   Check BigSilver's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add BigSilver to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Survival rates, and even more specifically (for the high end of collecting) how many survived in high grade.
An additional factor for lower grade coins, is that people often are attracted by things such as age and S mintmarks EVEN when a newer coin or the P mint is rarer. This is because most people haven't memorized the mintages of all coins for all years. They do know, however, the general rules.
Old=valuable
San Francisco=valuable
The price guides will reflect this reality because they compile the prices that are being paid and that data will include the factors above.
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