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. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball Cannot Re-Member

    Okay, be that way! I don't do Ancients, but I can get bacon from Publix any time.

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  3. Pellinore

    Pellinore Supporter! Supporter

    For that price, I would wait for better condition.
  4. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    I disagree. CNG probably would not give a coin like this a separate lot but would put in in a group lot with other damaged coins at the end of the sale so referencing past sales of that level would be a waste of time looking for one with these faults. This is not a rare type. I even have one. With more wear but better surfaces it was $90 from Stacks (a high price auctioneer) about 20 years ago.
  5. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    FWIW, I had not seen many - if any - of this type in my perambulations, and I immediately liked it, and so became instantly enthusiastic, as I am all too prone to doing in my childlike exuberance.

    Y'all must remember that, unlike most of you here, I am only a part-time collector of ancient coins- a dabbler, if you will. I suppose I "know just enough to be dangerous", as the saying goes.

    I guess where the danger comes in is when I charge forward in my rookie enthusiasm, throwing most - though not all - caution to the wind.

    I find it remarkable that one can still be an ancient coin rookie after a decade of collecting them. No wonder so many other novices are intimidated by the field. Then again, I did at least ask before lurching forward, this time, even if I had not yet done any basic research, which Schoolmarm @TIF just took me to task for.

    Mea culpa- but thank y'all for saving me (again) from overspending.
    Last edited: Mar 7, 2018
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  6. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    Oh- and for the record: I have grown to like that circular, hamlike substance (referred to as "Canadian" bacon down here in 'Murrica) more than actual BACON bacon.

    I just heard your collective gasp at the shock of such a revelation.
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  7. alde

    alde Always Learning Supporter

    I say nay. While the flan flaw on the obverse doesn't bother me either the off center reverse is distracting in my opinion. I think you can get a nicer coin of the type for less if you hold out. I picked this one up for we'll under $200 US late last year.
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  8. Jwt708

    Jwt708 Well-Known Member

    I think it's overpriced as well. I don't like the flan flaw either.
  9. rrdenarius

    rrdenarius non omnibus dormio Supporter

    Part time collectors have even more reason to find a good database to compare options. I use acsearch most. I like the coin, but do not like the flan flaw and think a better coin could be found near that price. Of course, I do not always follow that advise. You could try bidding on this lot - it started at 80E and hammered for 2200 E!
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  10. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    Too expensive. Send an e-mail to the dealer asking if he'll lower the price.
  11. Sallent

    Sallent Supporter! Supporter

    Your poll seems to have accidentally omitted the option "I think we should invade Canada".

    Hey, there's oil there, and I heard they have a secret weapon of mass destruction called a polar bear. Won't you please think of little Timmy being attacked by a polar bear? Do you want to take the risk those Canadians send a polar bear to a playground in Miami? I say invade Canada now while we can still defeat those polar bears. Once those polar bears learn to fly F-16s and fire guns, it will be too late.
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  12. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    Wow. That one is nice but something about it- flan shape, I think - does not appeal to me as much. I'm not sure why. But look! There are people at the oars! Cool coin.

    Not that I am considering the OP coin anymore.

    That was SO nine hours ago.
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  13. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    I think Canada should invade us, sometimes.
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  14. Sallent

    Sallent Supporter! Supporter

    I for once I'm ready to bow down to my Canadian overlords and learn to say "aboot", and drink Canadian syrup instead of soda, and eat Canadian bacon all day.
  15. alde

    alde Always Learning Supporter

    I love Canada but I could never be a Habs fan. Go Bruins.;)
  16. Aethelred

    Aethelred The Old Dead King Supporter

    Not a bad coin, but I think the advice to pass is sound.
  17. Severus Alexander

    Severus Alexander Blame my mother. Supporter

    Out west, at least, we say "back bacon." Never heard "pea-meal bacon" in my life!
    Addition: just checked wikipedia:
    "The term "Canadian bacon" is not actually used in Canada, where the product is generally known simply as "back bacon" while "bacon" alone refers to the same streaky pork belly bacon as in the United States.[4] Peameal bacon is a variety of back bacon popular in southern Ontario where the loin is wet cured before being rolled in cornmeal (originally yellow pea meal); it is unsmoked.[3]"​
    Toronto ≠ Canada. :rage::woot:

    BTW, welcome to CoinTalk! (Sorry, missed your intro post, I see!) Lots of Canucks here to keep you company. We are trying to bring ALL the ancient coins to Canada. :smuggrin:

    With these CNG shop results, is there any way to verify the date? Highly relevant info when deciding on a fair price.

    Yes, it's awesome, I highly recommend the small investment. You can arrange the results by price, and scan down until you come to some that are roughly equivalent in quality. This is my go-to method to determine pricing. (Pro tip: Sometimes you need to include "-traduction" as a search term to get rid of spurious CGB results.)

    Excellent idea. Except you left out "and give them all my coins."
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