Can anyone chime in with background detail on the changes in coin content in uncleaned lots over time? Really curious here, thinking about sources, markets, tech, laws, etc. and what all that might mean.
Example: I started dabbling w/uncleaned romans
15 years ago (eBay
sources) for a couple years, and a sizable chunk of the reverses then were falling horseman FEL
TEMPS. Rebooted the hobby this winter w/a selection of uncleaned coins
from reputable sources (FORVM
included) and have yet to see a single falling horseman. Campgates
also far scarcer, but those seem to be a more desireable type
from the price
points I'm seeing posted.
So, do you think changes in uncleaned coin content over time is a matter of the finds hitting the market (supply), what's valued (demand), and/or those plus external factors? Or source? This time around I'm off eBay
and have instead purchased uncleaned lots via FORVM
and other reputable sites.