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  1. David Atherton replied to the thread Which is More Important?.

    I totally agree. One of the best times I ever had with a coin was the weekend I spent researching a counter marked Vespasian denarius. It...

    Jan 23, 2019 at 9:33 AM
  2. David Atherton liked dougsmit's post in the thread Which is More Important?.

    As threads tend to do, this left the original question and wandered away. No one said that history and price are not important...

    Jan 23, 2019 at 8:53 AM
  3. David Atherton liked AncientJoe's post in the thread Which is More Important?.

    My priority, which varies depending on the coin, is roughly: 1. History 2. Artistry (fine style for the type and generally "beautiful") 3....

    InfantHercules.jpg Jan 23, 2019 at 8:53 AM
  4. David Atherton liked jamesicus's post in the thread Which is More Important?.

    I do have a history criterion.

    Jan 23, 2019 at 1:49 AM
  5. David Atherton replied to the thread Which is More Important?.

    Admittedly, style is somewhat subjective. If I was to list the criteria I look for in a coin in order it would probably go something like...

    Jan 23, 2019 at 1:49 AM
  6. David Atherton liked jamesicus's post in the thread Which is More Important?.

    I am stylistically challenged, David - I just know when I like a coin and then I purchase it. I love those grading assessments that read...

    Jan 23, 2019 at 1:45 AM
  7. David Atherton liked Bing's post in the thread Which is More Important?.

    I'm not sure, but I think style over condition is my preference.

    Jan 23, 2019 at 12:42 AM
  8. David Atherton liked Roman Collector's post in the thread Which is More Important?.

    For me, there are other considerations that often take precedence over style OR condition: scarcity and historical interest. There are...

    Tiberius Denarius.jpg Jan 23, 2019 at 12:41 AM
  9. David Atherton liked dougsmit's post in the thread Which is More Important?.

    I agree with all of these but hasten to point out that price is not what I consider to be a god reflection of the value of a coin. It...

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  10. David Atherton liked alde's post in the thread Which is More Important?.

    Style for me. I've seen some pretty unattractive high grade coins but some worn coins that just pop. A well struck coin with good artistry...

    Jan 23, 2019 at 12:41 AM
  11. David Atherton replied to the thread Which is More Important?.

    Perhaps consider the question this way: Theoritically there are two coins of the same type that meet all your above criteria - one is in...

    Jan 23, 2019 at 12:32 AM
  12. David Atherton liked Justin Lee's post in the thread New Otho (x2!!).

    Last week I was successful in winning my only bid in the Frank Robinson Auction. This coin is my first for Otho and it is going in a nice...

    CollageMaker_20190122_192032774.jpg CollageMaker_20190122_191910691.jpg Jan 22, 2019 at 10:31 PM
  13. David Atherton posted a new thread.

    Which is More Important?

    I recently posted a thread about my new Titus Pax sestertius...

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    Forum: Ancient Coins

    Jan 22, 2019 at 9:30 PM
  14. David Atherton liked Al Kowsky's post in the thread Fine Style Can Overcome Almost Anything.

    David Atherton, I agree with the title of your thread Fine Style Can Overcome Almost Anything, however, I like coins in choice condition,...

    Jan 22, 2019 at 6:33 PM
  15. David Atherton liked ancient coin hunter's post in the thread Fine Style Can Overcome Almost Anything.

    Here's my worn Aurelius (as Caesar) drachm of Alexandria. Type is supposedly quite rare due to the reverse (Elpis). [ATTACH]

    aurelius.jpg Jan 22, 2019 at 6:32 PM