Being new to ancient coins, and new to this site, I've done a lot of looking at what you all share here, and I am so impressed with the collections I've seen, big and small. Those of you that have been doing this long enough to amass a real collection are a lucky bunch, and these coins - wow, I've seen some real stunners! I love ancient history anyway, but I really admire the work that goes into collecting ancient coins and appreciate how everyone shares their knowledge here. It reminded me of something I had long forgotten: many years ago, I got a very brief taste of ancient coin collecting, and I couldn't be more embarrassed about it. Why? Because I did the Beginner Blooper routine from start to finish. At the time, I really wanted to collect the first twelve emperors, and what did I do? Yup, I went straight to ebay and got them in short order, and thought I really accomplished something...hahaha! What I collected was surely twelve really bad fakes, and once the giddiness subsided and reality sunk in, I got rid of them and tucked my tail between my legs and forgot about the experience. How embarrassing. Which leads me to the point of this thread - what is something you did "way back when" that would probably be featured in an ancient coin collection blooper reel?