Unique (unique) Galba

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Ocatarinetabellatchitchix, Jul 14, 2019 at 7:45 AM.

  1. Ocatarinetabellatchitchix

    Ocatarinetabellatchitchix Well-Known Member

    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 Well-Known Member

    .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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  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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