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  1. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    I've seen these, but I still don't understand them...
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  3. Orange Julius

    Orange Julius Well-Known Member

    Haha, I’ll fess up. My very first ancient coin was one of these. I had a left over $20 Amazon gift card from Christmas 2013 that I decided to use on something frivolous. I saw these for sale for like $9.99 and bought one. When it came I was pretty disappointed. Luckily my interest was strong and I also suspected these could be garbage so not long after, I bought my 2nd and 3rd coins which were much nicer and really kicked off the hobby for me. I still have my first coin in its crappy slab. Part nostalgia, part my refusal to pass it onto another poor beginner.
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  4. gsimonel

    gsimonel Supporter! Supporter

    "Widows Mite Sized" Wow, is that misleading!
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  5. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    It means "unidentifiable 4th century AE4."
  6. medoraman

    medoraman Supporter! Supporter

    Ebay fishing for suckers with floor sweepings. Hate to say it, but one of the largest dealers who do this is from the twin cities.
  7. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter μεγάλος βασιλιάς

    Gee, what will some unscrupulous "dealer" try next.
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  8. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter μεγάλος βασιλιάς

    Gee, what will some unscrupulous "dealer" try next.
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  9. Mike Thornton

    Mike Thornton Learning something everyday.

    Sorry to say, I have some of these as well, part of a lot sale. Lesson learned!
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  10. seth77

    seth77 Well-Known Member

    "Widow's mite sized" is jargon for "we will use anything and everything but the metric system to measure things."
  11. +VGO.DVCKS

    +VGO.DVCKS Well-Known Member

    [Hang on....]
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  12. +VGO.DVCKS

    +VGO.DVCKS Well-Known Member

    I have nothing printable to say about these people.
    ...Well, wait; reminds me of the ads for phoney medieval, etc. coins at the back of comic books in the late '60's and '70's. The last two words were always, "Genuine replica." (Nope, knew what that meant.)
    [Edit:] And we wonder why so many people think all ancients are fakes.
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  13. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    INB is listed as one of the TPG's to avoid like a disease. Do a net search of "Coin grading services to avoid." I made this mistake early on too. Be safe not sorry! My opinion. Thanks for the post.
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  14. Finn235

    Finn235 Well-Known Member

    Is INB the basement slab company of Centsles on eBay? I used to dredge through eBay's ancients section at least a few times a week, and I can't even count how many hundreds of these slabbed culls I've seen.

    The "widow's mite sized" AE4's are deceptive, but I especially get a chuckle when I see a cull broken Gallienus in a slab marked Constantine the Great era
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  15. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    I actually bought a lot of 5 x 1.25 ct sized rubies in these holders just to use the holders.
  16. green18

    green18 Unknown member Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    So what's not to understand? took a long time for the old woman to find them..........sheesh. devil.gif
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  17. +VGO.DVCKS

    +VGO.DVCKS Well-Known Member

    LOL. As well as irony contiinues to explicate and describe our world, you rarely see it online. ...If you Google 'irony,' you're already acknowledging the obvious.
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