The first coin below is a very common coin, but this one has an uncommon provenance. It once belonged to Fritz Reusing, a portrait painter in the early 20th century. I thought that was pretty cool so I bought the coin. RIC 938 is the left-facing version of RIC 937. I just bought this one recently and it completes my set of the 4 coins. I have been looking for these for the last couple of years and finally managed to get them all. Vespasian 77-78 AR Denarius (17.79mm 3,19 g.) Obv: Laureate head r; IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG Rev: Mars standing l with spear and trophy; COS - VIII RIC 937 Cohen 125 RSC 125 BMC 200 Ex-Paul Schürer (1890-1976); Ex-Fritz Reusing (1874-1956) Purchased from Manfred Olding Munzenhandlung June 4, 2019 Vespasian 77-78 AR Denarius (17.79mm 3,19 g.) Obv: Laureate head r; IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG Rev: Mars standing l with spear and trophy; COS - VIII RIC 938 Cohen 125 RSC 125 BMC 200 Purchased from Marc Breitsprecher June 13, 2021 I have 3 examples of the coin below which is RIC 939. The one below was bought from Jesus Vico auctions out of Spain. I have another example from Ebay and my last example was bought from Heritage auctions and was part of the 'Morris" collection. Vespasian Denarius AR Denarius, Rome Mint, 77-78 AD RIC 939 (R). BMC 203. RSC 129. Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r. Rev: COS VIII; Mars, helmeted, naked except for cloak, fastened with belt round waist, standing l., holding spear slanting upwards l. in r. hand and trophy on l. shoulder in l. Corn-ear upright in ground r. Purchase from Jesus Vico The coin below was another recent purchase. In many cases the sellers do not recognize that the grain ear makes this a a rare variant. Instead, many mistake this coin for RIC 938, the more common coin without the grain ear. Vespasian. AD 69-79. AR Denarius, 19mm, 3.3g, 6h; Rome mint. Struck AD 77-78. Obv.: VESPASIANVS AVG IMP CAESAR; Laureate head left. Rev.: COS VIII around, Mars standing left, holding spear and trophy; grain ear to right. Reference: RIC II 940; RSC 126. From the Doug Smith Collection. Please post any series of coins that you actively sought and collected. I love to hear the stories behind a person's collection.