My Worst Coins of 2019

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Volodya, Dec 6, 2019.

  1. Volodya

    Volodya Junior Member

    Clickbait! Must've worked, since here you are. For efficiency, I'll post my best coins in the same thread. Four of each. As it happens, the two groups best and worst are the same coins, all I've managed to find in 2019. Hope springs eternal and all that, but the chances that something else will walk into my life before the end of the year aren't large. At this rate, I'll complete my collection when I'm 150. The silver lining is that I really like each of these, and with only four "new" coins, I can appreciate each one with the complete attention it deserves.

    Phil Davis

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  3. red_spork

    red_spork Triumvir monetalis Supporter

    As usual Phil, every single coin you picked up is amazing. That Postumia denarius at the top has got to be one of the most wonderful examples I've ever seen. All other examples just seem lifeless in comparison to the well detailed hound on the reverse of yours.
     
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  4. FoundinTN

    FoundinTN Big AM

    horrible coins ;)
     
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  5. Ana Silverbell

    Ana Silverbell Well-Known Member

    If those are your worst coins of 2019, I can only imagine what your best coins of 2019 look like.
     
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  6. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    Worst? They all could easily be in my best. My favorite is the second coin with the runner reverse. Outstanding!
     
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  7. Volodya

    Volodya Junior Member

    That's my favorite too. It's quite a bit nicer in the hand than in the dealer's pic. I haven't found a provenance, but it must have one.
     
  8. Parthicus Maximus

    Parthicus Maximus Well-Known Member

    Exceptional coins. When I have to choose a favorite I go for 3. The details and toning are really wonderful!
     
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  9. AncientJoe

    AncientJoe Supporter! Supporter

    The reverse of coin #1 is a canine anatomy lesson - a phenomenal piece!

    If you re-read the original post, worst are also his best: the curse of being a focused collector is that there are often not many coins to buy.
     
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  10. brandon spiegel

    brandon spiegel Brandon Spiegel

    Dang, those are amazing coins!
     
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  11. Volodya

    Volodya Junior Member

    I have a standing joke with my wife: I say, "I wonder if I'll ever buy another coin?" and she rolls her eyes and answers "You know, I've been wondering that too!" So far she's right; there's always been a next coin, but inevitably, some coin out there is destined to be the last...
     
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  12. Ocatarinetabellatchitchix

    Ocatarinetabellatchitchix Supporter! Supporter

    This is false advertising.I didn’t have the choice to report you to the moderators. This thread is gonna be locked soon.
     
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  13. TheRed

    TheRed Supporter! Supporter

    What a fantastic 4 coins. Congratulations on such wonderful acquisitions. My personnel favorite is coin #1, the reverse is just outstanding.
     
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  14. Kasia

    Kasia Got my learning hat on

    Worse than horrible. Send them to me so you no longer have to put up with them.
     
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  15. Carausius

    Carausius Brother, can you spare a sestertius?

    All fabulous examples and either best or top percentile of their respective types. A good year for Phil!
     
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  16. rrdenarius

    rrdenarius non omnibus dormio Supporter

    I hope that coin / day is a complete surprise to me, but you are right.
    Great coins. I like coin #3 best. You can count the eagle's feathers.
     
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  17. Cucumbor

    Cucumbor Dombes collector Supporter

    I get your point @Volodya, all four are fabulous coins and they would make my year aswell.

    Q
     
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  18. Sallent

    Sallent Live long and prosper

    Wow, simply the worst I've ever seen. Would gladly trade you all of them for my top 4 of 2019 if you want. :D

    Seriously though, fantastic coins as usual. Even the "worst" of those 4 would easily have made my top 2-3 coins for 2019. They are that fantastic. I'm properly green with envy. :greedy:
     
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  19. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana Supporter

    Wow, all four are extraordinary, but the Plaetorius is something else. Has there even been a nicer one of those?
     
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  20. TIF

    TIF Well that didn't last long :D Supporter

    You set a high bar for yourself, Phil! The Neria is my favorite.
     
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  21. Volodya

    Volodya Junior Member

    Honestly, I haven't found a better one, although I haven't done a really exhaustive search.
     
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