Roman Coins and Their Values from NFA's Fall 1990 MBS catalog. (Sear was one of their catalogers; they also had Cathy Lorber on Greek & Simon Bendall on Byzantine -- truly top tier talent!) I bought this coin with no provenance whatsoever from Agora Auctions in 2014 (Sale 26, Lot 168). A Philip I AR Antoninianus struck to commemorate the "Ludi Saeculares" in celebration of the 1,000th Anniversary of Rome's founding, the "Millennial Secular Games" (fitting then, that it would be in Sear's "Millennium Edition"!): I had no idea where it came from, so I was thrilled to discover this coin in one of my NFA catalogs -- MBS Fall 1990 (18 Oct 1990), Lot 2198: I was perfectly happy with that for several years. Then, a few months ago, I bought Sear's 5-Vol. set, each of which he had individually signed and inscribed to Paul DiMarzio (the well-known collector of Roman coins from the London mint, from whose collection I also bought a couple of coins): Again, I was happy enough with that. But to my delight and unending satisfaction, I discovered that I have exactly one "plate coin" in those 5 volumes -- the Philip I Millennium Games AR Antoninianus, illustrated for type 8963 on p. 154 of volume 3. (Also several others cited, but not illustrated, from the Dattari Collection, as Sear included some representative Alexandrian.) So, if you happen to have any coins that were included in that NFA sale (there were 2,656 lots -- a huge sale!), it's worth checking them against Sear's RCV plate coins, since that's where he got a lot of them. You don't even have to buy the auction catalog. That one can be found online. Cut-and-Pasting from my notes: Mail Bid Sale: Fall 1990 (Oct 18, 1990) = ~450 pp. (unpaginated), incl. 100 Pl. (b&w + enlargements) fully illustrating 2,656 ancient coins (plus literature), Greek, RPC, Alexandrian, RRC, RIC, Byzantine in every metal in large quantity; Collections of Lawrence M Cutler, H. St. George Tucker, and The Alexander Struthers and Thomas Ward Collection, and NFA stock, also including “The Coinage of Roman Alexandria” [p.243-5, 2335-2566]; with collector photos & biographical essays for Cutler and Struthers & Ward (only a photo for Tucker).