46 thousand likes for a metal detector find

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by hotwheelsearl, Dec 9, 2019.

  1. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    Ah, Reddit, the place where random stuff gets insane amounts of likes.

    This guy dug up a Roman coin via metal detector and has nearly 46 THOUSAND likes on the post.
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  3. Sallent

    Sallent Live long and prosper

    I'm skeptical. Looks a little too cleaned to have come out of the dirt. I would have expected far more encrusted dirt than that, some of it requiring a week or two of soaking and maybe some mechanical cleaning before you ended up with a coin that looked that nice.

    I think the only place that guy discovered that coin was on vcoins or a local coin shop, and then a quick rub of dirt on the hand and coin and presto... a post fit for social media.
  4. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    I hate social media sometimes. I can almost guarantee that if someone posted an actually rare, unique, or otherwise awesome coin you'd get like 10 likes and the post would die.
  5. frankjg

    frankjg Well-Known Member

    hmmm, looks like some other "metal detected" coins we recently saw in this forum.. a little too clean.
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  6. Suarez

    Suarez Well-Known Member

    As someone who's metal detected I can say with 100% certainty that you can find coins that clean and much cleaner even. There's nothing about this image that looks like it was staged.
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  7. Sallent

    Sallent Live long and prosper

    Sure, except there is a spot on the hair where the patina is so thin you can almost see the reddish hue underneath.
  8. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter Amen-Ra-Hotep

    Must be some special coin to get 45k likes! I bet most folks on reddit don't even know that you can get a roman coin easily. Therefore it must be an amazing rarity!
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  9. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    I never understood how some things get popular on Reddit.

    I'll post an amazing picture of Michelangelo's David's gluteus, and get like 10 likes. Then the next day I post a pretty nasty looking "quesadilla" I made and get over 600. What gives
  10. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

    I detected this Constantine I follis from Trier in a lot on eBay, I settle for half the likes :woot:

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  11. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    You've got 2 (as of this posting). Is that good enough? :p
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  12. ValiantKnight

    ValiantKnight I AM the Senate! Supporter

    As bad/annoying social media can be sometimes, it’s at least good to see in that Reddit thread users sharing helpful basic information about ancient coin collecting and seeing some express interest in it.
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