Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Mukremin, Apr 2, 2010.
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if they are real coins, does someone have an idea on whats worth.
to small? hmm i had them uploaded from photobucket, are they still smal if you click on them?
forgot to post it sorry
I see no reason to doubt the aunthenticity of any of them. They are probably the three most common types of late Roman coins and sell for very little unless in really nice condition. Yours represent the first three of my 12 types listed as most common in a page I did for the Ancient Coins for Education group that supplies coins for use in Latin classes. If you intend to continue in the collecting path you have started you might want to be on the lookout for the other 9 of my 12. Of course there are a million other coins out there to be collected but the 12 do represent some of the most frequently seen ones.
Your second one's reverse is not very nice at all but the other two being fully identifiable might be $10 apiece. It is unfortunate but true that sometimes a coin will sell for more uncleaned and unidentified because people buy them like lottery tickets in the hope of getting something rare and valuable. When identified as a common item, the value drops because most collectors already have similar coins.
www.wildwinds.com and try to match up the coin using the legend and/or the reverse scene to the specific RIC number.
Use the spreadsheets here: http://www.catbikes.ch/coinstuff/coins-ric.htm
Enter the legend, and mintmark. Keep narrowing it down until there's only one left.
Agree. Wildwinds is populated with coin sales online. Dane's spreadsheets (catbikes) try to list what there is rather than what will sell for a profit. When you buy coins like the three shown here you are buying an education that will someday enable you to buy other coins that may someday lead you to buying even better coins. If you sell these for a profit, you will be very, very lucky but you made the profit on them when you bought them and learned what they had to teach you.
If you want advice on how to make money in ancient coins, here it is: Buy mint condition copies of limited edition scholarly books (not mass market popularizations) on specialized popular areas of ancient coins that are about to go out of print. Wrap them carefully but never open them for reading. Sell them right before they are made obsolete when someone else discovers that they need to be updated and no longer are worth the going rate on the used market. This guarantees you will get no education and no fun from the hobby but you can always sell out of print standard references to people actually interested in coins that were not in the hobby when the books were available. My library may worth as much as my coins but many of the books have been read to death. Mint copies would be worth more.
not even trying to identify them. i sold the total of 6-7 uncleaned coins for 20 euros. i got them for free from my nephew in turkey. i did something terrible stupid right?
If they were all similar in size to the ones here, they were probably just some common 4th century or perhaps late 3rd century bronzes, so they wouldn't be worth that much even if you managed to clean and identify them. If your goal was to make money, it probably wouldn't be worth the effort to do all that work, really. So it probably wasn't a particularly stupid decision financially.
hi i have made scans of the coins, hope to see it better then digital camera. take a look at it.
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