Another quick "yea or nay" thread (Hadrian denarius)

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by lordmarcovan, Mar 7, 2018.


Yea or nay?

  1. I'm reasonably experienced here and I say "yea"!

    3 vote(s)
  2. I'm reasonably inexperienced here and I say "yea"!

    2 vote(s)
  3. I'm reasonably experienced here and I say "nay", because ...

    18 vote(s)
  4. I'm reasonably inexperienced here and I say "nay", because ...

    7 vote(s)
  5. Pass - neutral - I have no strong opinion here one way or the other

    4 vote(s)
  6. I think Canadian bacon is superior to BACON bacon

    5 vote(s)
  7. I think Canadians are OK, but where do they get off calling that circular hamlike substance "bacon"?

    15 vote(s)
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Odd Supporter

    Here is a handsome Hadrian denarius with a sweet, sweet galley reverse. The German seller cites a little "Kleiner Schrötlingsfehler im Avers" (small planchet flaw on obverse?), which doesn't bother me much at all.

    @ €250 (=$310.28), not including international shipping.

    What sayeth thee? Yea or nay, at the price?

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  3. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    I think it's a nice denarius with really great detail. The reverse detail is outstanding. Is it worth $310 plus shipping? Personal call! It's past my budget, so I would have to pass; however, given the right circumstances, I would buy it.
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  4. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball Cannot Re-Member

    I voted for the 7th selection. I think it is because all of their pigs are shaped like hot dogs.

    (You should have numbered them!)

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  5. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Odd Supporter

    Y'all get up to two voting options. I see several people voting for one "bacon" option or another, but not the coin options. Hmph.

    Don't go makin' me take the bacon off the table in future polls, now! :rolleyes:

    @Bing- I recently sold both medieval hammered gold coins from the Eclectic Box, because neither would straight-grade at a TPG. (Though both were nice coins. I'm just particular about plastic.) So I have a little "play money"... briefly. Some (most) of that has been re-spent, but there's essentially enough left over to buy this coin... or something like it.
  6. TIF

    TIF I am not an expert Supporter

    Big ol' nay here. You looked at comps, right? CNG's e-auction archives has many that are arguable nicer (or if not conditionally nicer, more artistic) than this one for much less money.
  7. Seattlite86

    Seattlite86 Well-Known Member

    Great looking coin, high price (in my opinion, having ZERO experience in ancients, just that I have a low coin budget), no clue what to recommend. I voted neutral.
  8. dwhiz

    dwhiz Collector Supporter

    #7 for me too, but I do like pork roll. 062.JPG
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  9. Clavdivs

    Clavdivs Active Member

    As a Canadian I just have to state that we do not use the term "Canadian Bacon" for anything. We call that delicious circular hamlike substance "pea-meal bacon" as it is rolled in pea-meal (the yellow stuff) - which acts as a preservative. Man - I know way too much about bacon.. much more so than ancient coins unfortunately.
    But I do love that coin!!
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  10. Okidoki

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  12. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Odd Supporter

    No, I had not done any research yet. Not that my trigger finger was hovering over the mouse button yet, either, by any means.
  13. Nerva

    Nerva Well-Known Member

    I voted inexperienced/nay. I like the type a lot, but it seems expensive and that particular one didn't appeal to me.
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  14. AncientJoe

    AncientJoe Well-Known Member

    I know you said it doesn't bother you but the obverse flan flaw bothers me which will negatively impact my valuation but overall I think it's overpriced by a considerable margin.
  15. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Odd Supporter



    See? These quickie polls are worthwhile.

    (Yes, I do need to get into the practice of using acsearch more. I would've done that before taking the plunge, I think.)
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  16. Nathan401

    Nathan401 Supporter! Supporter

    Obviously you have much more experience AND knowledge then I do, but the price seems high to me. So after reading TIF's post I did a super-quick search. I think you can do MUCH better for the $$$. Don't get me wrong, it's a great coin, if it were priced maybe $100 cheaper, imo.
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  17. TIF

    TIF I am not an expert Supporter

    Even quicker than composing a "should I buy this" thread with poll is to just check CNG's archives.
  18. IdesOfMarch01

    IdesOfMarch01 Well-Known Member

    While the obverse detail in Hadrian's portrait is excellent, the flan flaw is bothersome. The reverse detail in the galley is good but not great, and reverse centering is marginally acceptable.

    At that price I would keep looking.
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  19. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Odd Supporter

    OK, thanks, all. The "nays" have it.

    Maybe I'll throw out a couple more quickie (non-ancient) y/n polls later, just for fun. But the effects of last night's graveyard shift is catching up with me now. Eyelids ... getting ... heavy ... :yawn:

    Parting thought... I now wonder how many of the coins in my collection would have polled as "nays", had I bothered to ask, based on either quality ... or price ... or both? :eek:


    That might just be "one of those questions you don't wanna know the answer to".
    Last edited: Mar 7, 2018
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  20. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Odd Supporter

    ... but not always as much fun.

    I mean, really - how often have you seen a good bacon discussion on CNG? :p
  21. ToughCOINS

    ToughCOINS Dealer Member Moderator

    I'm no ancients guy, but I really like that reverse . . . Aye, say I.
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