Free Faustina!

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  1. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    "Whatcha gonna do when you get outta jail?"
    "I'm gonna have some fun!"


    Faustina Jr PVDICITIA veil denarius type 2 hairstyle NGC obv.jpg

    After the jailbreak!!!

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  3. nerosmyfavorite68

    nerosmyfavorite68 Well-Known Member


    How did you do it? I have a few tombs, but I'm not good at hands on stuff, and I'm afraid of damaging the coins.
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  4. Jfp7375

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    Nice! I love that most ancient collectors here prefer unslabbed coins.

    Do you guys keep them in 2x2 flips generally?
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  5. nerosmyfavorite68

    nerosmyfavorite68 Well-Known Member

    I do. Some use open trays.
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  6. Ryro

    Ryro Trying to remove supporter status Supporter

    "James Browwwwn. James Browwwwn."
    Great jam to go along with a great coin my man:singing::cigar:
    Looks Sooooo much better in the light of day.
    Here's my latest Heritage escape job:
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    Guys, you can't just leave your ladies locked up behind doors like the ancient Greeks:( They gotta get out and have some natural fun;)
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  7. asheland

    asheland The Silver Lion

    Nice coin! I have one similar.
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  8. Roman Collector

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    Place upright on a hard surface. Align a screwdriver along the seam and hit the screwdriver with a hammer.

    Mine are in 2x2 SafeFlips.
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  9. sand

    sand Well-Known Member

    I'm not an expert. Other CoinTalkers may have better methods. My favorite method, to remove a coin from a slab, is to use a hack saw, which is a thin metal saw, with lots of very small teeth.
    Before I remove a coin from a slab, I always take photos, of both sides of the slab. That way, I can always refer to the NGC number, that was on the slab, in order to lookup photos of the coin, on the NGC web site. That way, the NGC number serves as sort of a certificate of authenticity (COA).
    Don't try to use a regular wood saw, because the teeth aren't small enough, and the blade is too thick. I cut off the end of the slab, away from the coin, to keep plastic dust off of the coin. Then, holding the slab over a box top with a soft pad in the box top, I put a large flat head screwdriver, into the cut end of the slab, near the edge of the slab, and carefully twist the screwdriver, to pry apart the top of the slab, from the bottom of the slab. When you pry with the large flat head screwdriver, you have to be careful, not to cause the top half, or bottom half, of the slab, to break, where the coin is, because that could scratch the coin. That's why I put the large flat head screwdriver, near the edge of the slab. You may have to carefully work your way, around the edge of the slab, with the large flat head screwdriver, to gradually get the top of the slab, and the bottom of the slab, apart. Here are photos, of one of my formerly slabbed coins, and my hack saw.

    I use Abafil coin trays, and Abafil coin cases. I use the Abafil trays, which have a velvet lining. I think some Abafil trays may have a cheaper felt lining, but I don't use those. I have lots of different Abafil trays, in case I change my mind, about which trays I want to use. Currently, all of my favorite coins, are in 1 compartment Abafil trays. I also have some 24 compartment Abafil trays, and some Abafil deep trays (24 compartments, 15 compartments, and 6 compartments), for the thicker coins and trachy/cup coins. Abafil also has trays with 40 compartments, 54 compartments, and 77 compartments. I bought all of my Abafil stuff from this person, who is in the US.
    You can also order directly from Abafil in Italy, from their web site.
    Here's a photo, of some of my ancient Roman coins, in a 1 compartment Abafil tray. Note that the tray is significantly larger, than the part shown here.
    Last edited: May 19, 2022
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