Hate Marks on Vespasian Sestertius ??

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  1. kolyan760

    kolyan760 Well-Known Member

    these marks clear as a day , wondering why NGC didnt mention anything on label ? any thoughts >> s-l1600 (1).jpg s-l1600 (2).jpg s-l1600.jpg
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  3. David Atherton

    David Atherton Flavian Fanatic

    Just random scratches, IMHO.
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  4. kolyan760

    kolyan760 Well-Known Member

    if so , why no mention on slab ??
  5. David Atherton

    David Atherton Flavian Fanatic

    Ask yourself why 'damnatio memoriae' wasn't mentioned.

    Minor scratches don't require comment apparently.
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  6. NOS

    NOS Former Coin Hoarder

    Ancient coins have a much lower bar set for them than modern coins with grading companies when it comes to condition. If this was a modern coin in the same condition it quite likely wouldn't have been graded beyond "details genuine" or some such.

    Because it is ancient it gets a pass and the scratches, pitting, possible legend alteration (the second line on the reverse seems to be missing letters?), and scrapes all get overlooked.
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  7. kolyan760

    kolyan760 Well-Known Member

    thanks for the answer .. second line on reverse is fine
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  9. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    ..most likely because of its graded VG....if they'd upgraded it to 'F' it would have been... slabbed coins 001.JPG slabbed coins 002.JPG
  10. DonnaML

    DonnaML Supporter! Supporter

    No, that's how the line is supposed to look; it's the word OB with a space between the two letters. The last 3 lines read OB CIVES SERVATOS (For Saving the Citizens). See the same word, presented with a smaller space between the letters, on the reverse of my Galba denarius:
    Galba Denarius RIC I 167 jpg.jpg

    (On my coin, CIVES SERVATOS is abbreviated.)
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  11. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    At least they didn't label it "Cleaned" :)
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  12. kolyan760

    kolyan760 Well-Known Member

    here is another similar example aN45xw8G2TnRtAJ69ddC24Ri7Hjwx3.jpg
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