Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Junior lawson, Nov 4, 2019.
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Here are some places to start:
Search for Hormazd II drachm here on CoinTalk to see examples posted by others, and probably some history of the coin
Check comparisons in auction archives (auction houses, not eBay) to get an idea of how this price compares. You'll have to make sure you're comparing apples to apples when it comes to condition, and don't forget that the hammer prices shown usually do not include buyer's premium.
Check for currently offered comps in "retail" outlets such as Vcoins
As I was typing this for you I glanced at the comparison links and while nice, I suspect the coin you've shown is overpriced.
One of our CoinTalk members recently posted a nice writeup of Hormazd II and this type of coin.
Oh. Yeah, don't buy your ancient coins there .
Littleton falls into the class of dealers like APMEX who primarily cater to US coin collectors or bullion collectors buying their first ancient coin. Consequently they often have prices on the high end even for retail since they know their customers don't know the market. You basically don't hear of experienced ancient collectors buying from them at all.
I’d go for the Wayne G. Sayles offering at $60.00. Great price and great pedigree having once been owned by the Founder of the Ancient Coin Collectors Guild.
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