Finally broke a coin

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Ed Snible, Jan 8, 2021.

  1. Ryro

    Ryro They call me the 13th Caesar Supporter

    Gotta go with @TIF and @svessien here.
    I have a few busted coins (not by my doing fortunately... nor an unwitting heavy thumbed lady. My heart goes out to you on that story @rrdenarius)
    And having busted coins is a pain.
    You did that to it. Now you must glue it.
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  3. Amit Vyas

    Amit Vyas Well-Known Member

    From the original image, I would not have suspected the coin to be so embrittled. An exceptionally nice example for this late type (Fishman M56, with an altar-base beneath the reverse legend).

    Packaging (and impatience) does pose problems sometimes. I was once impatient opening one of those corrugated safety mailers and relized, to my horror, that I had torn, along with the mailer, the original (very old) collector tickets enclosed with the coins. I managed to tape the pieces back together but the accident haunts me to this day, reminding me to be very careful in removing coins from the packaging.
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  4. Oldhoopster

    Oldhoopster It seemed like a good idea at the time.

    I've been fortunate and never broke an ancient/medieval coin (although my collection is small). However, broken pieces can also be a problem in one of my other collecting interests, German Porcelain Notgeld.


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  6. PlanoSteve

    PlanoSteve Supporter! Supporter

    Ed, sell it on Etsy as a "Friendship Coin", you know, like those 2 piece charms they sell where 2 friends each keep half & they fit together like puzzle pieces! Etsy users will actually think it's a thing & you'll certainly get your money back & then some! Food for thought!...:D:joyful::joyful::joyful:
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