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Shane6596Shane6596 Posts: 759 ✭✭✭✭✭

Been looking at old copper coins in holders and see R-4 or S-65. My book on old copper coins hasn't come in yet, maybe it will have this info in it. I tried google searching but it keeps talking about mint marks or RB, BN etc. I know the RB is red brown, BN is brown, its the R-x or S-x that i cant find info on.

Any help or a link on this would be appreciated. Thanks.

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    lilolmelilolme Posts: 2,458 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I am not a copper collector so probably better resources available. The rarity scale is used on many other series but it can and sometimes does also change from series to series. Not sure how accurate this one is for large cents.

    https://www.pcgs.com/news/what-are-sheldon-varieties

    https://largecents.net/rarity.html

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    TomBTomB Posts: 20,730 ✭✭✭✭✭

    You've received excellent advice already!

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    Walkerguy21DWalkerguy21D Posts: 11,147 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Bear in mind, the R- scale can and is used for estimating scarcity in other series:

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    Shane6596Shane6596 Posts: 759 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Ok, so ill never see an S-291 on a 1793 coin, correct? It should be a S1-S12 or something? Then a 1794 would be S13-70 etc

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    Walkerguy21DWalkerguy21D Posts: 11,147 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Shane6596 said:
    Ok, so ill never see an S-291 on a 1793 coin, correct? It should be a S1-S12 or something? Then a 1794 would be S13-70 etc

    Correct!

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    lilolmelilolme Posts: 2,458 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Found it. This is a link posted previously on rarity scale. Again I have not verified all of these.

    https://www.novanumismatics.com/the-various-numismatic-rarity-scales/

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    Shane6596Shane6596 Posts: 759 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Perfect, all the info is making much more sense now, thanks.

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Good questions and good answers. This forum is a great resource for all aspects of numismatics. Cheers, RickO

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