Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Aethelred, May 4, 2020.
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This is a coin that makes me feel sad. It is (or used to be) a brilliant uncirculated 2007 Wyoming quarter that fell into the sink drainage disposal at my grandparents’ house. Not only is this clearly no longer acceptable tender, but replacing the sink disposal cost just over $100, and took about 2 hours of work.
Such is the ambition of man
Seleucus I Nikator AR Stater
That's actually sad & happy at the same time! Nice pieces, even if broken.
Coin: Brass Sestertius
(no legend) - Hexastyle temple with flanking wings; Concordia seated inside, holding patera and cornucopiae; Hercules and Mercury stand on podia; Jupiter, Juno, Minerva, Victories and other figures above pediment.
TI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVST P M TR POT XXXIIX - Legend surrounding large S C
Mint: Rome (36-37 AD)
Wt./Size/Axis: 27.11g / 35.5mm / 6
RIC I 67
Cohen 70 corr. (Temple of Divus Augustus)
MIR 2, 58-4
Classical Numismatic Group, Inc.
Acquisition/Sale: CNG Internet 424 #414 $0.00 07/18
Notes: Jul 21, 18 - The Gary R. Wilson Collection
It makes me sad because some dumb (expletive) drilled a hole in this!!!
@Aethelred , I have thought of your thread all day.
I have nothing to post. I seem to enjoy each and every one of my coins. They are akin to my Kids and Grandkids... I love them all. And, I have no complaints about any of them.
I am sad that I do not have MORE Ancients... but, I can get therapy for that.
I really cannot get too excited about the Modern coins here... they are a dime a dozen.
My heart bleeds.
A wonderful bracteate, MIA since 18 months, disappeared at the ISC in New York while en route to me from Germany. I found an equally splendid example since, but it still makes me angry that this beautiful coin probably has either been stolen or destroyed:
An auction win from Frank S. Robinson that was stolen in the mail. I had been very much looking forward to holding this coin:
...here kitty, kitty...my heart bleeds with ya! I can't look at some of these pics twice!
This coin of Capua makes me feel sad because they were traitors!! who fought with Hannibal!
This Colosseum coin of Titus makes me feel sad because it is NOT mine!
When someone from the modern coin hobby drops in on the ancient section and bemoans a hole in a 'coin' with thousands of easy to find replacements we are reminded that the market value of these NCLT rounds (hardly 'coins' until they are spent?) is more than the ancients that made up the rest of this thread and will require some effort to replace. My example is the least common of the Septimius Severus legionary series (LEG XXII PRI). True, there are fewer people who care about these in the world than there are customers for baseball glove rounds in most larger cities. True, there is as much 'melt value' left in a holed round as the 'fair market price' for many ancients certainly those with holes. True, I have been able to replace this holed coin with an upgrade but still there are things I, for one, can never understand.
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