WildJon Posted November 15, 2005 Report Share Posted November 15, 2005 OK, here's something I've pondered for a while and wondered if anybody else had any opinions on this. What percentage of coins from a certain denomination and year would I expect to still be "available" either in circulation or from collectors. I guess what I'm asking is; we know what the mintage of a certain coin is. Ten years down the road, how many can we expect to still be available? 20 years, 50 years, 100 years... There are many factors that affect the populations, metal composition, and denomination. Silver coins could have been melted down for their silver content. Pennies that are dropped accidentally, say in a garbage can or something may be deemed too worthless to try to dig out. I get bulk lots of coins and study the spread of years that I get in my bulk lots to get some ideas. With my Canadian penny lots, I still get coins that are 60 years old, but never get any older ones. I know this doesn't mean they don't exist, but I wonder if I could estimate how many are still out there. Thoughts? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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