Byzantine Empire 945 -959 Constantine VII One Solidus Gold Coin - Worth Slabbing?

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Gregg702, Oct 5, 2022.

  1. Gregg702

    Gregg702 Active Member

    I will probably be reselling this coin, but I am not sure as I do have a small collection of Byzantine Empire gold coins. It seems in pretty nice condition to me, but is it worth sending to NGC?

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  3. norantyki

    norantyki CoinMuncher

    Regardless of anything else, the surfaces are messed up - I think it might come back in a body bag as tooled. As such, no... sell it on if you can.
  4. robinjojo

    robinjojo Well-Known Member

    Yes, I agree. The coin might be ex-jewelry. It is probably best to leave this coin raw, unslabbed.
  5. Lee Gilmore

    Lee Gilmore Active Member

    Sorry but I wouldn't bother slabbing it as the value of it would not increase with the grade it is likely to attract and if it comes back as tooled or details you will probably have decreased its worth.
  6. medoraman

    medoraman Supporter! Supporter

    I have to agree, looks polished to me. I collect this emperor since his coinage was the earliest I have found to list Christopher, (Xristofer), on a coin on some issues. Some silver coins have Stephen as well.
  7. Hrefn

    Hrefn Well-Known Member

    Agree with input above, looks polished. In my experience a difficult issue to find in superlative condition. Here is mine, not perfect but not polished so far as I can tell, for comparison. Ignore the Theophilus from Syracuse on the left, it’s almost preternaturally sharp. The obverse of the Constantine VII is a bit muddled from a shaky strike, note the doubling more apparent in the lettering, but the other side is really good. upload_2022-10-10_0-22-25.jpeg upload_2022-10-10_0-26-16.jpeg
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