Post A Coin That Makes You Sad

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Aethelred, May 4, 2020.

  1. Aethelred

    Aethelred The Old Dead King Supporter

    Post a photo of a coin that makes you sad and tell us why.
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  3. Numisnewbiest

    Numisnewbiest Well-Known Member

    No fair - you didn't start it off with one of your own.
  4. TypeCoin971793

    TypeCoin971793 Just a random guy on the internet

    If these were intact, they would be worth close to $20,000. I bought them for $20

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  5. Legomaster1

    Legomaster1 Cointalk Patron

    968A641D-E8A8-4349-AFE9-1EFBFF22E4C1.jpeg 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.
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  6. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter 3rd Century Usurper

    The bronze disease. Get well Maurice!


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  7. Magnus Maximus

    Magnus Maximus Dulce et Decorum est....

    Whenever I see a coin of the early diadochi: Ptolemy, Lysimachus, Cassander and to a lesser extent Seleucus, I get a little sad. These men grew up together and were childhood companions or friends. Hell, at least three of the diadochi were school mates of Alexander under Aristotle. They then fought with Alexander from Issus to the banks of the Indus River, yet the second Alexander died they turned on each other. Cassander even went as far to kill Alexander’s teenage son, wife, and mother.
    Such is the ambition of man

    Seleucus I Nikator AR Stater
    Babylon mint
    311-281 BCE
    15.89 grams
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  8. PlanoSteve

    PlanoSteve Supporter! Supporter

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  9. Pishpash

    Pishpash Well-Known Member

    MIA for two years.

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  10. Gary R. Wilson


    This coin of the Temple of Concordia makes me sad and mad at the same time. It's amazing how most of the Roman temples were destroyed so others could build palaces and churches. The Temple of Concordia is just one example of many. I chose this example because practically nothing remains. Only the platform remains now partially covered by a road up to the Capitol. Very sad.


    Tiberius (Augustus)
    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
    Rarity: Scarce
    RIC I 67
    BMCRE 133
    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

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  11. ominus1

    ominus1 Supporter! Supporter coin that makes me sad is this Trajan which broke upon my removing it from the cardboard holder to take pics of.....:( broke! trajan concordia 002.JPG broke! trajan concordia 005.JPG

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  12. mikenoodle

    mikenoodle The Village Idiot Supporter

    91FDE924-ABEB-440A-8B75-540AD81D3F82.jpeg 69414716-36AD-4699-B7FF-F905242D5539.jpeg It makes me sad because some dumb (expletive) drilled a hole in this!!!
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  13. Alegandron

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

    I am sorry, @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.
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  14. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

  15. Magnus Maximus

    Magnus Maximus Dulce et Decorum est....

  16. Orielensis

    Orielensis Supporter! Supporter

    In all of my time as a collector, I so far only lost a total of two coins in the mail, but both were nice specimens and both went missing in 2019. It makes me sad to think of their fate...

    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:
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  17. PlanoSteve

    PlanoSteve Supporter! Supporter

    Wow, it's hard to give "likes" on this thread, because how do you like things that are so sad...:( kitty, heart bleeds with ya! :D;) I can't look at some of these pics twice! :nailbiting:
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  18. octavius

    octavius Well-Known Member

    This coin of Titus makes me feel sad because it is a fake!


    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!

  19. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member

    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.
  20. Andrew McCabe

    Andrew McCabe Well-Known Member

    Sold in 1999 with the intent of upgrading to a VF. I shouldn't have, and I didn't succeed. Screenshot_20200505-111715_Flickr.jpg
  21. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    Before I head off to work. I hate to be a party-pooper/ but I have the opposite opinion. Looking at coins makes me happy!
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