. When I got home I showed the coin to my father who was reading his favorite paper, the New York Times. My father who pretended to have an interest in old coins asked me "What did you pay for it ?" I told him $15.00 and he said "You paid too much" and went back to his paper . Ironically he was right . I went upstairs to my room and pulled out one of my books on Roman coins, pictured below, and found a similar coin on page 42 that listed for 3 Pounds and 10 Shillings ($8.99 in 1969 U.S.dollars) . Never the less I was still happy with the coin . The coin market was a different world in 1969, and I wish I had overpaid for many other coins I saw in those days . Notice the famous Ides of March denarius on the cover, it listed for 1,000 Pounds ($2,577.00 in 1969 U.S. dollars) ! If we could only go back in time .... The back of the dust jacket on the book has some interesting info too. My book listed for 40 Shillings (a little over $5.00), that I paid $6.00 for . David Sear's book Roman Coins and Their Values listed for 30 Shillings ($3.86 ). The coin pictured below sold at CNG E-Auction 471 for $224.00. L. Pomponius Cn f. 118 BC. AR Serrate Denarius: 19 mm, 3.95 gm, 5 h. Crawford 282/4 var. (reverse legend), Sydenham 522 var. (same). VF. These coins are not rare but they're very popular with collectors and there are many varieties to choose from. Do any other CT members have this coin type ?