I want to give this coin as a gift....but!

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by John Lumb, Dec 8, 2019.

  1. John Lumb

    John Lumb New Member

    Hi all,

    I have this Constans II "hut" coin and I was going to give this to a friends daughter who has started to collect coins as I thought it would be a nice addition to her 50p's and Victorian Half pennies I have given her. I am now retired and not a lot of money coming through but I don't mind giving it to her if it was worth £10 or even £15 but this morning I found this site selling the exact coin for £105.00 is this realistic or is it a chancer trying their luck?

    I have no idea of the value but for that price, I would keep it and give her another I have. , any comments would be gratefully received.

    Please see the link to the site, German site Sandermann Numastics: https://www.ma-shops.co.uk/sondermann/item.php?id=846

    My coin. As per image. IMG_1134.jpg IMG_1126.jpg IMG_1119.jpg

    Thanks, everyone, sorry to be a pain.

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  3. Tejas

    Tejas Well-Known Member

    The Sondermann coin is in much better condition and "condition is everything". I think your coin is priced correctly at around 10 to 15 pounds (and the young collector-to-be will probably be thrilled to have it, especially if you tell her the history around this genuine 1600 year old artefact).
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  4. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    Your coin is in the US $20 range and would be a great and undoubtedly well-received gift for a young collector.
  5. John Lumb

    John Lumb New Member

    Thank you so much. I will be giving it to her grandmother today. i am sure they will all be thrilled.
  6. Curtisimo

    Curtisimo the Great(ish)

    The coin from MA-shops is in a much better state of preservation than the one you are considering gifting. The MA coin is also being offered at retail which tends to be higher priced than what you would find in an auction and certainly higher than what you might consider getting if you were to sell that same coin as a collector.

    Your coin is in the $20-$30 range but is still a great coin with an historically interesting reverse. I am sure the giftee will love it.
  7. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter Amen-Ra-Hotep

    I like the type - I think it would be a great gift and a way to encourage a budding interest in ancient coins. When I was six our neighbor gave me two coins - a Nero tetradrachm of Alexandria and a denier of Bohemund of Tripolis, a thirteenth century Crusader state. Kind of got me started in the hobby and I had some fun attributing them.
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  8. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    I agree with the others. Your coin is nice but not nearly as nice as the one on ma-shops. I think your friend's daughter would really enjoy it. I do not have a "hut" coin myself yet.
  9. John Lumb

    John Lumb New Member

    Well, thank you, everyone.

    I have gathered info for the young lady and put it all in a folder for her and get her mind working overtime with it no doubt.

    Thanks, everyone for your advice. I am a modern coin man (British First day coin covers are my weakness) I am now going to get into the Roman coins I see.
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  10. Cucumbor

    Cucumbor Dombes collector Supporter

    Nice gesture on your part @John Lumb, sure she'll love and cherish it for a long time.
    The 10 to 15 £ price range seems realistic to me due to the state of preservation on your coin

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  11. Yorkshire

    Yorkshire Well-Known Member

    Mine was £35 at auction
    Constans AE Centenionalis
    Trier Mint
    346 AD
    RIC 224
  12. John Lumb

    John Lumb New Member

    Lovely coin... Thanks for the reply.
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