No, no top ten. I didn't even buy that many for myself this year. Well, originally I thought I had only added five this year but it turned out to be a lucky seven. I know many people like to comment on why they picked the coins that they did, but I would prefer not say anything. Sometimes a buy a coin just because I 'like it', and others for some reason it somehow seems to speaks to me. As in 'please, please put me in your collection!'. Sometimes I just dont know why I like a coin so much. Maybe its just the design, the history, rarity, etc. Take your pick: Ptolemaic Kings of Egypt, Ptolemy VI, Second Sole Reign, 163 – 145 BC Æ29, Alexandria Mint, 17.67 grams Obverse: Head of Isis right wearing wreath of grain ears, hair in long curls. Reverse: ΠTOΛEMAIOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ, Eagle standing left on thunderbolt with wings open, PA monogram in left field. References: Svornos1384 (Ptolemy VI & Cleopatra as Regent) // SNGCopenhagen 279-87 (Ptolemy VI & Cleopatra I as Regent) // Weiser147 (Ptolemy VI & Cleopatra I as Regent) // Noeske201-7 (Ptolemy VI) // Lorber & Faucher Series 7B Cost: $70 Provenance: Ebay, February 2018. The Triumvirs, Octavian and Julius Caesar, 38 BC Æ Sestertius, Southern Italian Mint, 31mm, 21.58 grams Obverse: CAESAR DIVI F, Bare head of Octavian right. Reverse: DIVOS IVLIVS, Wreathed head of Divus Julius Caesar right. References: RPC 620 // Sydenham 1335 // Crawford 535/1 Cost: $575 Provenance: CNG 420, May 2018, Lot 440. Ex Andrew McCabe Collection. Ex Inciatus Coins. Vespasian, 69 – 79 AD Æ Hexachalkon, Seleucis & Pieria, Antioch, 20mm, 3.77 grams Obverse: IMP VESPA AVG P M T P, Laureate head of Vespasian left. Reverse: ANTIOCHIA, Turreted, veiled and draped bust of Tyche right. References: RPC II 1988 // McAlee375, Rare Cost: $120 Provenance: CNG 413, January 2018, Lot 285. Domitian, 81 – 96 AD Æ As, Rome Mint, 28mm, 11.97 grams Obverse: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII CENS PER P P, Laureate head of Domitian right. Reverse: COS XIIII LVD SAEC FEC, Domitian standing left sacrificing from patera over lighted and garlanded altar, two lyre and flute players on left facing him, pentastyle temple with wreath in pediment in the background, S C in exergue. References: RIC623 Cost: $300 Provenance: Glenn Schinke, Santa Clara Coin Show, September 21st, 2018. Ira & Larry Goldberg Auction 104, June 2018, Lot 3303. Reign of Antoninus Pius to Marcus Aurelius, 138 – 180 AD Æ Quadrans, Pannonian Mint, 16mm, 2.76 grams Obverse: Radiate head of Sol right. Reverse: METAL PANNONI CIS in three lines. References: BMC1860 (Hadrian) // Woytek111-2 Cost: $52 Provenance: WNC Online (Teresa Darling), Ebay, May 2018. Lucius Verus, 161 - 169 AD Æ Sestertius, Rome Mint, 33mm, 24.73 grams Obverse: IMP CAES L AVREL VERVS AVG, Bare headed and cuirassed bust of Lucius right. Reverse: CONCORD AVGVSTOR TR P S C COS II, Marcus Aurelius standing facing right holding scroll and clasping hands with Lucius Verus who stands facing left. References: RIC1286 Cost: 200 CHF Provenance: Leu Numismatic Web Auction 3, February 2018, Lot 880. Julia Mamaea, 222 – 235 AD Æ21, Arabia Petraea, Bostra Mint, 6.94 grams Obverse: IVLIA MAMAEA AVGVSTA, Draped bust of Julia right. Reverse: COLONIA BOSTRA, Draped bust of Zeus-Sarapis right wearing solar disk. References: Lindgren2538 // SNG ANS 1237-40 // Kindler42 Cost: $375 Provenance: Glenn Schinke, Santa Clara Coin Show, September 21t, 2018. Ira & Larry Goldberg Auction 106, September 2018, Lot 1285. Superior Galleries, 1970’s-80’s.