Unique (unique) Galba

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Ocatarinetabellatchitchix, Jul 14, 2019.

  1. Ocatarinetabellatchitchix

    Ocatarinetabellatchitchix Supporter! Supporter

    I know some members here on CT collect errors coins. Orthographic legend mistakes can make common coins becoming “special” or even “unique” examples.
    Would you pay more to acquire such specimen ? Maybe....
    Currently for sale on Ebay is this Galba denarius very unique because of...his holder error ! The reverse legend clearly read ROMA VICTRIX but on the slab it’s described as VIRTVS. Probably a Friday afternoon blunder...
    But tell me : would you pay more for it ?

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  3. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    No, I wouldn't. However, I like the coin and that is the reason I would buy it provided the price is reasonable of course
  4. Jwt708

    Jwt708 Well-Known Member

  5. Ricardo123

    Ricardo123 New Member

    Not at all because the holder would go away soon after I receive the coin...
  6. David Atherton

    David Atherton Flavian Fanatic

    If it is a mint error, of course! I find them interesting. But someone's mistake on a slab, no way! That isn't what I would call an 'error' coin. When I purchase a slabbed coin it is promptly removed from the tomb in any case.

    Here is a true error coin I acquired earlier this year. The error is pretty easy to spot too.


    And no slab is required!
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  7. Numisnewbiest

    Numisnewbiest Well-Known Member




    And agreed.
  8. Orfew

    Orfew Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus Supporter

    I would not pay extra for the "error" slab. However, as a collector of Galba denarii that is a great coin worth serious attention.
  9. Ocatarinetabellatchitchix

    Ocatarinetabellatchitchix Supporter! Supporter

    .rorre eht dnif ot elba ton m’I
  10. NormW

    NormW Student Of Coinology Supporter

    I'd be taking out of the slab anyway, so no to a premium price.
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    TypeCoin971793 Just a random nobody...

  12. Kentucky

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  13. ro1974

    ro1974 Well-Known Member

    nice coin say´s unique , i say to no it is rare
    yours one
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