Can someone authenticate this coin for me asap

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Kristos, Feb 4, 2017.

  1. Kristos

    Kristos Active Member

    I know the pics are cut out but it's all I got. I only have a few minutes to figure out if its real
     

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  3. Kristos

    Kristos Active Member

    It's 16 grams
     
  4. TIF

    TIF Always learning. Supporter

    Thousands of ancients coins are auctioned every day and unless you're an elite collector, another one will be along soon.

    Chill out, research the type, and be reassured that you'll find the right one for you without being under the gun :)

    (said without even looking at your thumbnail pictures because in light of the above statement, it doesn't matter :D)
     
  5. Kristos

    Kristos Active Member

    Yea but I got a good deal and it's right in front of me and he's about to leave so...
     
  6. Kristos

    Kristos Active Member

    I think it's real what do you think?
     
  7. red_spork

    red_spork Triumvir monetalis Supporter

    If you can't authenticate it and you're not buying from a good dealer you're better off not buying it and waiting until you can get it from a better dealer.
     
  8. TIF

    TIF Always learning. Supporter

    Well said!!
     
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  9. Severus Alexander

    Severus Alexander Blame my mother. Supporter

    Not an area of specialty, but it looks suspect to me.
     
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  10. stevex6

    stevex6 Random Mayhem

    *edit*

    Ahahaha => with that attitude I'd buy it (what could go wrong?)
     
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  11. dadams

    dadams Well-Known Member

    You can still edit your posts - I'd like to see you stick around.
     
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  12. Volodya

    Volodya Junior Member

    What do you mean "he's about to leave?" Beware of door-to-door ancient coin peddlers!
     
  13. gregarious

    gregarious E Pluribus Unum

    the best way to avoid testing the lifejacket is not to board a sinking ship...
     
  14. red_spork

    red_spork Triumvir monetalis Supporter

    Buy authentic coins from people who know what they're doing and learn as much as you can about coins, dealers and the market. It takes time and a willingness to learn and it's not a hobby that rewards impatience. Above all else it takes a willingness to accept that sometimes you're in over your head and the best option is to defer to more experienced people in this hobby(aka dealers who have done this for decades and back up their expertise with a guarantee).
     
  15. gregarious

    gregarious E Pluribus Unum

    >< a rare and vanishing breed..
     
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  16. Volodya

    Volodya Junior Member

    Whatever floats your boat, but how would you go about doing that exactly?
     
  17. Insider

    Insider Talent on loan from...

    Hey Pal, You can do it the correct way or not. Ignorant, foul mouth folks deserve all that's coming to them so hurry up and buy it. I hope it is bad as it looks and you end up buying a fake. That should be your first lesson. Here is another one, folks who rush into things with no idea of what they are doing generally regret it. How about this...asking us to authenticate a coin as 100% from a photo is plain stupid. Some folks here know less about ancients than you. Others here know more than you ever will. It appears they have given you some good advice. To turn around and bad-mouth them shows you have no class along with no brains.

    I should report you so you get kicked out of here; however, I will not because many others probably give fools second chances. So, as I wrote above, I hope you spend your money and get fleeced! lt will be a good start on your new hobby.
     
  18. Kristos

    Kristos Active Member

    I've done pretty well with the advise I've got through this group with the patina coins but now am looking into the larger silver coins which from the last 4 have been fakes. All it takes is a few good coins and you'll have the touch but I just haven't had the chance to buy a real one yet
     

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  19. CoinBreaux

    CoinBreaux Well-Known Member

    I wouldn't buy any coin that has not been authenticated by a well known grader/company.
     
  20. Kristos

    Kristos Active Member

    Lol if you're offended by that I'd hate to see you go on a construction site
     
  21. tommyc03

    tommyc03 Senior Member

    All I can add is "Wow".
     
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