Some of know I have been looking for one of these for at least a year. I enlisted the help of John Anthony and Fred Shore. Alas, they could not find one in my budget range. Today I won this coin in the Artemide Aste auction out of San Marino Italy. yes the coin has an obvious flaw-a deep scratch through the head of the portrait. Still, I really like the full legend on the obverse and I think the portrait has lots of charm to it. One bonus is that I came in way under budget (yay...more coins). I already have 2 coins of JC. One is the elephant denarius and the other is a posthumous portrait. I believe the new acquisition is a significant upgrade over the first portrait denarius (although I still really like this coin). Elephant My first portrait denarius (bought from Frank Robinson) My new acquisition Julius Caesar. AR Denarius, 44 BC. Obv. Laureate head right; before, CAESAR IMP; behind, star of eight rays. Rev. P. SEPVLLIVS MACER. Venus standing left, holding Victory and sceptre (resting on star?). Cr. 480/3. B. (Julia) 32. AR. g. 3.68 mm. 19.00 RR. Rare. A very elegant portrait. Perfectly struck on broad flan. Areas of flatness and scratch on obverse, otherwise about VF. Please post your coins of Julius Caesar.