Very unexpected - the stars just aligned at a time where I had a bit of a budget and the perfect coin (for me.. certainly not for many of you) came together. The right dealer auction - selling in Canadian dollars, not having to worry about shipping, customs, not eBay - 100% lifetime guarantee, etc.. made this something I just had to jump at. Well here it is: ITALY, THE TRIUMVIRS, Octavian and Divus Julius Caesar, 38 BC. AE (30mm, 16,21g, 3h). Bare head of Octavian right. DIVI F behind / Wreathed head of Divus Julius Caesar right; DIVOS IVLIVS. RRC 535/1; RPC I, 620. Good-Very Fine, red-green patina Firstly I am a fan of large bronze coins - I own quite a few sestertius - they are just so wonderful to hold in hand. So I had been looking at this issue for about a year.. but I really wanted one with "CAESAR" legible and bold .. and of course a nice portrait of the man himself. Every time I had seen one they went for way too much.. or the timing wasn't right for my budget! This portrait is awesome in my opinion. Quite a few times I almost settled for less .. but I held out (for once being sensible.. a rare thing for me). I am so glad as this one ended up only $80 more than one I was seriously considering .. and that one met none of my stated criteria (but for some reason I was tempted to end the search - just to add a JC). The pricing for this issue is all over the map... you'll see a barely recognizable version for $200 or a half decent one list at $1000.. this are the extremes - but this one came in at a nice number for it's grade. I am not saying I got a deal (but I think I did when you convert from Canadian dollars) - but I am saying I got my "forever" coin. I will not be looking to upgrade - ever. This is my JC. I am also apologizing in advance to all for a couple of reasons... -I am too excited to provide a proper write up on the history of this coin.. but that will follow in the weeks ahead... -You will see this darn coin posted twice a month for the next 20 years. Cheers!!! Please show your Julius Caesar coins or any "forever coin" you never plan on upgrading. Life is good.