Variety has been called the spice of life and collecting by variety is definitely the wave of the future in the rare coin market. In the 19th century, most people collected by date only and paid very little attention to mint marks. In the 20th century, collecting by date and mint mark became popular, along with collecting obvious varieties. Previously, collecting by die variety has been the realm of a few dedicated specialists but, recently, there has been a significant growth in the number of die variety collectors, a product of the explosion of information and the fascinating appeal of coin varieties. . . .
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