Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Barry Murphy, Sep 24, 2018.
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Wow ! that's appealing !
@Barry Murphy Looks like Heritage Auctions is keeping you guys busy. Too bad 60% or 70% of those slabs will meet the hammer within a few months, and the majority of the rest is only a matter of time.
I have a feeling that if Heritage Auctions did not exist, NGC Ancients would go belly up overnight.
Living in Florida is not all it's cracked out to be. We have some pretty stealthy neighbors that have a taste for gullible humans that come too close....
And sometimes they'll try to offer you free candy or a free puppy if you agree to join them for a spot of tea in their watery homes ...but my advise, don't!
That bad boy in the last picture asked me if I wanted to see his Gordian III collection. I almost jumped right in, but then I remembered gators don't collect coins.
. I can see the cast lines, plus lack of detail....unless it's just a photographic illusion.
If only gators didn't grow past their cute baby size . I'd have no problem making the short drive to the Everglades and seeing whatever coins they may have!
The problem is that they grow to 10 feet and try to cross the highways at night. Do a Google search on "driver hits alligator Florida." The number of articles will outstand you.
I once hit an 8 foot gator on I-75 at 65MPH. The thing destroyed my front bumper and radiator, and sent my car into a spin. I almost ended up in the swamp. Unfortunately they are almost impossible to see at night at highway speed, so it's something you just hope will never happen to you.
Other than those unfortunate incidents, the best way to avoid them is to stay away from any canals canals or lakes. Keep at least a 15 foot distance between you and the water.You don't want the headlines to read "Gator eats New England Tourist's foot while jogging by canal". It happens several times a year, mostly to tourists that don't know better.
Check this YouTube video. The power of these gators is amazing...
Not a 'tet' in that photo.
I hope you pick someone I respect as much as the two now there. Otherwise you need to code the slabs "Certified by operator #0013".
Excellent, sounds like Im the candidate they need. I can definitely tell Severus Alexander appart from Alexander III.
On a serious note, I do wish @Barry Murphy the best finding a qualified grader. I hold no bad feelings towards NGC for taking Herritage Auctions' money.
It might be a fourree. NGC ancients will encapsulate fourees. There have been more Alexander fourees than usual in recent auctions (e.g. this one; not mine).
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