A Question I don't think I've Ever Asked

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Bing, Aug 13, 2019.

  1. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    Nice comparison, @dadams.

    Wonderful coin, @Bing.

    Now I want one, too!
  2. Avatar

    Guest User Guest

    to hide this ad.
  3. Multatuli

    Multatuli Homo numismaticus Supporter

    I think the point of view here may be how much you can afford for it. Certainly, if I lived in a country where the local currency did not depend on dollar fluctuations, I could within my budget buy one with better eye appeal or at least better conservation. Mine, acquired here in Sao Paulo, Brazil about 8 years ago, came out for the trifle of about 400 reais. At the time, about 150 dollars. It is really ugly, but I know I could hardly get much better within my budget at that time. If something better comes along, and of course I can afford it, I will replace it.
    3DD12BF8-299B-4DFC-AF70-31FE9DFAE437.jpeg 0267F2FA-AB19-4306-824B-BF51B87341B4.jpeg
    This is what i have for now...
  4. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE Supporter

    It is a wonderful piece of History! First Silver coin of Rome. Well done. You HAVE it, no rush to “upgrade”. You already touch that interesting timeline. Great coin and congrats!
  5. Multatuli

    Multatuli Homo numismaticus Supporter

    Thank you! You're absolutely right, Brian!
    Alegandron likes this.
  6. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    Well, as Paul Harvey might have said, for the rest of the story. I purchased this coin with my eyes wide open. I did my research, and I checked all the same pricing you have all pointed to. The seller advertised that this coin was ex. jewelry mount with damage from the mounting. After looking at the "damage", I made an offer considerably below the asking price. It was accepted.

    Now, my reason for asking the question in this thread, was by how much less, percentage wise, do you think the "damage" affects the marked value of this coin? Also how does this revelation change your willingness to buy such a coin, Here is the coin once again with a side view of the damage:
    Multatuli, jamesicus, Puckles and 6 others like this.
  7. Ryro

    Ryro You'll never be lovelier than you are now... Supporter

    Man O man, I was waiting for the twist! It really doesn't effect the desirability of the coin for me much at all. The obverese and reverse still look excellent... Though, classless as it be, I'm interested in knowing how much you paid!?!!
  8. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE Supporter

    Well done and NICE, JW! Yup, I would had gone for it myself! Like I said to @Multatuli , you have an awesome piece of Rome’s History!

    Hmmm... price. I will think on that. Neat conundrum. AND, knowing YOU... you got an incredible deal!
  9. Nvb

    Nvb Well-Known Member

    As long as the Edge modifications weren't hiding something sinister.. I'd be all for it!
    In fact knowing some material was removed from edges my put my mind at ease about the low weight.
    Overall the ex jewelry thing wouldn't bother me much as long as the coin itself was desireable. You'd better believe I'd still use that as a negotiating tactic though :)
    TIF likes this.
  10. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    I don't mind. If I wasn't the owner I would want to know. So total was slightly more than $250.
    TIF, Volodya, PlanoSteve and 4 others like this.
  11. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    Wait a minute!!! Are you calling me cheap???????:eek:
  12. Ryro

    Ryro You'll never be lovelier than you are now... Supporter

    Very nice deal IMHO.
    TIF likes this.
  13. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE Supporter

    LOL, haaail no! Frugal at the finest!
    Ryro likes this.
  14. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE Supporter

    Now that you got the First Silver coin of Rome, now you need to get MORE of the Heavy Denarii / Didrachmae minted prior to the 211 BCE...

    :D. Ya got all the Antony Legio Denarii... now ya GOTTA get these!!!

    Here is the Century of Roman History that I enjoy - so many major events that shaped Rome into a World Power...:

    RR Anon AR Heavy Denarius / Didrachm 310-300 BCE Mars-Horse FIRST SILVER Coin Minted by the Romans

    RR Anon AR Heavy Denarius / Didrachm 275-270 BCE ROMANO Apollo-Galloping Horse Sear 23

    RR Anon 265-242 BCE Heavy Denarius / Didrachm Roma-Victory Crawford 22-1 Sear 25 - First Silver coin MINTED in Rome.

    RR Anon 234-231 BCE AR Heavy Denarius / Didrachm Apollo-Horse prancing Crawford 26-1 Sear 28

    RR Anon Heavy Denarius / Didrachm Quadrigatus Janus 225-215 BCE Craw 28-3 Sear 31

    I STILL need to get @Cucumbor ’s Hercules / She-wolf Heavy Denarius / Didrachm!
  15. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    No, no, no. Well, maybe. Okay!:confused:
    jamesicus and Alegandron like this.
  16. AussieCollector

    AussieCollector Moderator Moderator

    Yea, it doesn't effect what how I'd personally value the coin @Bing, except it would effect what I'd be willing to pay due to resale value (i.e. I would expect others to have a different view).

    I know I am sometimes an outlier with how I collect, as I don't so much care about scratches and graffiti. While that's useful for me (I essentially get coins I want for less than you'd expect to pay), I'm aware that it does bother others, therefore the price they would be willing to pay, and the price I would be willing to pay.
    Bing likes this.
  17. galba68

    galba68 Well-Known Member

    Wonderful post, Bing..
    Bing likes this.
  18. PlanoSteve

    PlanoSteve Well-Known Member

    Nice Bing! I would have done it! :happy:
    Bing likes this.
  19. Multatuli

    Multatuli Homo numismaticus Supporter

    It's still a emblematic and great coin, Bing! At least for me. I believe, IMO that was a good deal. It's overall a lot prettier than mine.
    Bing likes this.
Draft saved Draft deleted

Share This Page