1880's Seated Liberty Half Dollars - Value versus mintage
I've been moving backwards in time with my half dollar type set and now that I've finished the 20th century up to Barbers, I'm looking at seated liberty. There are seemingly a ton of different designs required. It seems really odd to me that so many of the 1880's issues have mintages of just 4000 or 5000, yet somehow they are nearly affordable for a modest type coin. If this was just about any other series, these coins would all be key dates with astronomical prices. What is going on here that I'm missing?
Successful transactions with: wondercoin, Tetromibi, PerryHall, PlatinumDuck, JohnMaben/Pegasus Coin & Jewelry, CoinFlip, and coinlieutenant.