Funny coin feedback

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by hotwheelsearl, Oct 27, 2020.

  1. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    I’ve sold some lots of smaller AE3 and 4 coins. I am careful to state approximate diameter measurements in mm for each coin.

    a feedback for one of the sales is below. 14-17mm seems smaller in person I suppose
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  3. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    Sounds like the idiot needs to go back to school and learn measurements.
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  4. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    It should be obvious, to anyone with a ruler, than 14mm is pretty small haha
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  5. DonnaML

    DonnaML Supporter! Supporter

    Maybe he got millimeters confused with inches?
  6. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Sometimes I have a hard time picturing the size when I just see the numbers. I have this cool US coin size chart which helps me compare the coin in question with a US coin.
  7. Ryro

    Ryro They call me the 13th Caesar Supporter

    Lol!!! In the same club except my bugger gave me a neutral cause they didn't know what an A4 was!
  8. Finn235

    Finn235 Well-Known Member

    I eventually figured out that including a picture like this helps minimize that sort of question and/or feedback

    (Ignore the dust)
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  9. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    So when I go and weigh the ancient myself, it's going to weigh 1.3g because you have all the dust!

    For that, I would leave negative feedback if it was me.:mad::mad::smuggrin::p
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  10. Pellinore

    Pellinore Supporter! Supporter

    Well, I had that problem too, in the beginning. When I bought a coin on ebay, I often didn't realize the size of it. So this barbarous barbarian turned out to be a miniminimus when it fell on my doormat, putting me off Vandals and Goths for a long time.

    4402 Gunthamund ct.jpg

    Vandals, king Gunthamund (484-496). AE nummus, Carthage. Obv.: Pseudo-legend, diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Gunthamund right. Rev.: cross within wreath. 10 mm, 0.79 gr.

    On the other hand, this one was sold on ebay without measurements, and it turned out to be much larger than I had expected (it cost exactly 1/18th of the Vandal coin). A real beauty with its subtle patina, large and thin.

    6285 broad black dirham ct.jpg

    AE dirham Qarakhanids, 'Imad al-Din Ulugh Igdish Chaghri Khan, mint Benakath, 602 AH = 1206 AD. 38 mm, 6.44 gr. Album 3425. Kochnev 1144.
  11. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    I would be willing to bet that most Americans have NO idea what a mm is.
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  12. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    After getting a degree in meteorology, when all measurements were in SI, I STILL have no real concept of what metric units are.

    sure, the ceiling for X-type cloud is 18km, but what’s that in American units? Beats me...

    The only time I really started understanding mm was in ancient coins: >18mm is small, 20-25 is medium, and 25+ is large
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  13. Orange Julius

    Orange Julius Well-Known Member

    Haha. When my first few coins arrived at the beginning of my collecting, I remember being a bit disappointed by their size too (LBRs). I had imagined these chunks of manly Roman bronze! Luckily the connection with their story and history was still strong and it didn’t put me off to much.
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  14. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    It’s funny how expectations never line up with reality. Holding my first nummus, at 9mm, I was wondering what exactly I was getting myself into.

    fortunately I found that big coins weren’t super expensive. Whew
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  15. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    In a similar vein, a vendor I sometimes buy from sells 1 g silver rounds and "bars" and there are PLENTY of complaints as to how small they are.
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