My first crack out

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by JBGood, Apr 26, 2016.

  1. JBGood

    JBGood Collector of coinage Supporter

    I've been putting this off due to lack of confidence and I will admit not that comfortable with tools, even a hammer. But after some coaching from@TIF I swallowed hard and smacked it!

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    The coin in its new home! image.jpg
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  3. TIF

    TIF Always learning. Supporter

    Yay! Such tidy job you did, too! Great coin :)
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  4. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    Nice work, I get scared each time I have to crack out a coin from it's tomb too. But I have never had any accidents.

    Your coin's new home is much nicer too.
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  5. rrdenarius

    rrdenarius non omnibus dormio Supporter

    I like that bee in the corner. I have one that is much smaller.
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  6. John Anthony

    John Anthony Ultracrepidarian Supporter Dealer

    Nice work! Yeah, it's a piece of cake really - nothing to it.
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  7. beef1020

    beef1020 Junior Member

    Congratulations!!! Looks, and I'm sure feels, much better.
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  8. 4to2centBC

    4to2centBC Well-Known Member

    Artemis has a bigger smile now
  9. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    To me, it doesn't matter whether someone chooses to crack out a coin or not, but I wonder why the OP didn't put the NGC insert in the slot with the coin?

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  10. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    And the coin said, "Y E SSSSSSS"
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  11. jwitten

    jwitten Well-Known Member

    Very nice coin! Looks pretty good to me for the assigned grade.
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  12. Aidan_()

    Aidan_() Numismatic Contributor

    Awesome job JBG, great coin and new home. :)
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  13. Jwt708

    Jwt708 Well-Known Member

    I'm with Chris, I would save the label. Think of it like an old dealer's tag.
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  14. Jwt708

    Jwt708 Well-Known Member

    Oh, great coin too!
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  15. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE


    Nice job... feels GREAT when they are IN-HAND! :)
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  16. ValiantKnight

    ValiantKnight I AM the Senate!

    Can't wait for the day I get my first graded ancient, so I too can play prison breakout with it :D
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  17. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    I bet it felt great to have the heft of it in your hand!
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  18. micbraun

    micbraun coindiccted

    Clean job indeed... are you a surgeon? My slabs usually break in a thousand pieces LOL
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  19. JBGood

    JBGood Collector of coinage Supporter

    Each of my coins has a place in a tray but I also keep a flip in a binder with info and tags that come with the coins. I put the NGC insert in the flip.
  20. JBGood

    JBGood Collector of coinage Supporter

    TIF told me to aim for the seam in the white plastic on the edge. I hit it twice and it "opened like a book"!
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  21. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    I would think it would be safer by covering the slab with a hand towel or dishcloth to avoid the possibility of getting hit by "shrapnel".

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