Found a few roman coins at a local market (prices?)

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Everett Guy, Oct 19, 2020.

  1. Everett Guy

    Everett Guy Well-Known Member

    I seen these at a local flea market dealer and he had these roman coins. (Sorry upside down on some) They look kinda high priced on a few. Ok, dont beat me up to bad here I am still new... but I havent bought any of these ( Any of them look like a deal i should grab? 20200926_153021.jpg 20200926_153030.jpg 20200926_153034.jpg ?
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  3. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & avid numismatist Moderator

    Overpriced. There are some decent coins there, but the prices are ridiculous on a few, and high on the others. Maybe all are ridiculously overpriced, but I don't know enough about the types to say for sure. I strongly suspect it, however.

    Take that Geta denarius priced at $325, for example. Here are comparisons on VCoins.

    Buy your ancients elsewhere.

    +VGO.DVCKS Well-Known Member

    No, @Everett Guy, Don't Do It! They're all overpriced; you could do better on the cheapest one, of Elagabalus.
    You might be better off online. That has its own reefs and occasional pirates, but there are people here who can help out with how to proceed. ...Sorry, I'm not one of 'em. But they're here.
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  5. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    Littleton Coin Co. notoriously prices their coins at 2-3 times retail. I think the flea market dealer is trying to recoup the price of these by overcharging you in return. The Faustina I denarius is about $350 too high, and that's assuming the reverse is problem-free. The Gordian is about $200 too high.
  6. Parthicus

    Parthicus Well-Known Member

    My first thought was that those are the dealer's stock numbers (SKUs) for those coins. But no, apparently those are the prices? In US dollars? Really? :wideyed: As others are saying, they range from overpriced to crazy overpriced. Avoid.
  7. Herodotus

    Herodotus Well-Known Member

    Are you located in Brazil(prices in Reais)?

    If not, I'm gonna go with a "No" on that one.
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    +VGO.DVCKS Well-Known Member

    @Roman Collector, I think you nailed the whole modus operandi. Citizen's arrest. Busted.
    @Everett Guy, Honest, you really can do a whole lot better than this online, even (except, watch for sharks) on ebay. ...Except, there are much more responsible dealers who have their own websites, often auction only, but sometimes also with fixed price lists. --Folks, Help this guy out!
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  9. Everett Guy

    Everett Guy Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the replys, he got the coins from someone and I think he thinks because of their age is high dollar...i thought they were way to high also but super new to these coins I thought maybe I was missing something like a couple of these were hard to find...but I got one of the Geta's for less than $65 and he wants $325(mine is nicer..hehe) had me wondering whats up. I am more than glad I came accross this site and everyones wealth of knolage. I hope all questions is not making me a pain in the ass. I am doing alot of homework and got some stuff figured out. So I wont be a pain forever....
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  10. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    Here's the deal, it's a flea market, sometimes referred to as a fleece market. You can offer the guy whatever you would like for the coins. He might have bought them at an estate sale or whatever. Act knowledgeable, make an offer and be prepared to walk away. BTW, like the guitar pick.
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  11. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    I guess this flea market was held on the Moon? because that stuff is priced in "Moon Money".:eek:
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  12. +VGO.DVCKS

    +VGO.DVCKS Well-Known Member

    What guitar pick? Missed that part. Pleeeease, Don't say Eric Clapton!
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  13. Everett Guy

    Everett Guy Well-Known Member

    Its a gold dollar shaved down to a guitar pic on my profile pic
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  14. +VGO.DVCKS

    +VGO.DVCKS Well-Known Member

    ...ooooOh!!! :<} How did I miss that part? Sorry!!!
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