Roman Gold coin sells for £3.24 million

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  1. daveydempsey

    daveydempsey Well-Known Member

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  3. medoraman

    medoraman Supporter! Supporter

    When we saw it for sale, I believe nearly everyone knew it was the most expensive Roman coin in existence, and most likely the most expensive ancient. Its like a US collector seeing the 1933 Double Eagle.
     
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  4. tenbobbit

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    If you want to see a more pocket friendly example :p just look for @AncientJoe in the thread list.
    He could ONLY afford silver, enjoy.
     
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  5. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter I dig ancient coins...

    Saw the story on facebook yesterday....prediction - prices will go even higher for comparably rare and beautiful coins.

     
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  6. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Well-Known Member

    Nice . Too many ads though made reading lousy .
     
  7. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & avid numismatist Moderator

    Funny. When I saw this thread in the sidebar menu on my small laptop screen, the end of the title was cut off, so what I saw was the headline:
    ... and that really got my attention! LOL
     
  8. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & avid numismatist Moderator

    Yes, but I would rather own that EID MAR aureus than a 1913 Liberty nickel, 1804 US dollar, and 1933 double-eagle put together.
     
  9. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & avid numismatist Moderator

    Yeah, that @AncientJoe fella is such a peasant! Psssht! Just a crummy silver EID MAR. Yeesh! :rolleyes::smuggrin:

    (I think he sold his? Or was it the Colosseum sestertius he sold?)
     
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  10. AncientJoe

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  12. gsimonel

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    "It’s a masterpiece of artistry and rarity, still in mint condition after 2,000 years"

    Love the hyperbolic sales pitch. The coin's value is because of a combination of historical interest and rarity, but it is definitely NOT a masterpiece of artistry, and it is not in mint condition. Why would someone feel they needed to lie to sell a coin like that?
     
  13. Gavin Richardson

    Gavin Richardson Well-Known Member

    ROMA: “... the gold is super shiny and the daggers are super stabby...”

    ME: “Oh, very well then. I shall bid. Jeeves, bring me my briefcases full of cash…“
     
  14. Cachecoins

    Cachecoins Historia Moneta Supporter

    Of course, far from the most artistically stunning coin...I think most people on this forum have more artistically stunning coins. Just one of a myriad of problems with the article.
     
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  15. daveydempsey

    daveydempsey Well-Known Member

    Its a combination of NGC and FOX = Fake News.
     
  16. gsimonel

    gsimonel Well-Known Member

    It's not so much the fault of the article as of the person they quoted. By exaggerating the artistry and condition of the coin, he was actually undermining its history. Brutus was on the run when he minted this coin from a military mint in an attempt to drum up support for his cause.
     
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  17. physics-fan3.14

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    So which one of you won it?

    Did it go to Tyrant? Because that's where it belongs!
     
  18. AncientJoe

    AncientJoe Supporter! Supporter

    No one knows who the buyer was yet but Aaron Berk, Harlan Berk's son, was representing the underbidder. He posted a video of him phone bidding on a Facebook group - I wouldn't want to play poker with him as he was cool as a cucumber placing a $4M bid!
     
  19. robinjojo

    robinjojo Supporter! Supporter

    While we're on the subject of the most expensive coin ever sold, here's list, outdated no doubt and in need of updating, from Wikipedia:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_most_expensive_coins

    Beauty and historical interest can be had for much, much, much less. But we live in a world where extravagance is on full display, and while the Brutus Eid Mar coin is an extremely rare and desirable coin, I just scratch my bald head and wonder, to what extent?
     
  20. Ocatarinetabellatchitchix

    Ocatarinetabellatchitchix Supporter! Supporter

    YES HE IS !!!
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  21. red_spork

    red_spork Triumvir monetalis Supporter

    Aaron will let someone like me hold an Eid Mar Denarius that cost as much as my house. He has no fear.
     
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