By Dr. Steve Carr
When numismatists talk about rarity, they are expressing their experiences on how hard a certain coin or variety is to find or buy. Generally, if a coin is harder to get, it is considered more rare. This, however, is not always true. Some common coins are just not available at certain times. Also, be aware that rarer coins are not necessarily more costly. The value of a coin depends on the market.
By Steve Carr
I really missed not doing a blog last week, but I have what I consider a reasonable excuse. I was on my summer vacation, teaching the Early American Copper class at the ANA Summer Seminar. For me, each Summer Seminar is an opportunity to meet friends I haven’t seen for a year or two, watch the sun set over Pikes Peak, and learn about numismatics.