Well this is unique!

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Restitutor, Apr 7, 2021 at 8:06 PM.

  1. Restitutor

    Restitutor Well-Known Member

    Perusing through the latest CNG auction and apparently someone decided to test their shredders strength with an Aureus! Never seen something like this before and I must say I wish the story behind this came with the sale! Haha.


    Please post any uniquely damaged coins you may own!
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  3. JayAg47

    JayAg47 Well-Known Member

    At a first look they resembled the medieval Spanish gold!
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  4. dltsrq

    dltsrq Grumpy Old Man

    I didn't save a photo but I did once learn the hard way that medieval Slavonian silver denars are no match for an office paper shredder!
  5. Penny Luster

    Penny Luster Supporter! Supporter

    Found this one penny roll hunting recently. IMG_20210321_212828.jpg
  6. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    That's some damnatio memoriae right there!
  7. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    I mean... I guess you could glue it together haha
  8. Bradley Trotter

    Bradley Trotter Supporter! Supporter

    In my opinion, this thread could really use a viewer discretion warning.
  9. Ignoramus Maximus

    Ignoramus Maximus Well-Known Member

    Well, that's 1800 years of history down the drain. regret-statue-outside-louvre2_1600.jpg
  10. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    I still don’t get it. How exactly does a coin get shredded, especially a 4-figure one? I love the description of provenance “shredded thereafter”
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  11. Finn235

    Finn235 Well-Known Member

    Huh, I thought I remembered a faint scream, carried on the wind on that date. Now I know why!
  12. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Florida girls have to love walking there sharks.

    This is why cars and coins don't mix hard to tell but its a nickel. 20210407_211140.jpg 20210407_211147.jpg
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  14. romismatist

    romismatist Active Member

    That gives a whole new meaning to the term "bad day". Jeepers.
  15. Evan Saltis

    Evan Saltis College Dorm Collector Supporter

    Can you imagine the immediate feeling after realizing you did this?
  16. AncientJoe

    AncientJoe Supporter! Supporter

    And mine can barely deal with paperclips. CNG missed the mark not disclosing the make/model of the shredder!
  17. Evan Saltis

    Evan Saltis College Dorm Collector Supporter

  18. DiomedesofArgos

    DiomedesofArgos Well-Known Member

    Destroyed in shredder. Otherwise, extremely fine
  19. FitzNigel

    FitzNigel Medievalist Supporter

    Wow... I believe the current owner of CNG occasionally posts here. Anyone remember his user name to see if we could get more to the story??
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  20. Restitutor

    Restitutor Well-Known Member

    Should have put this in my OP but I kinda wanna bid on this and display the fragments like the Shards of Narsil....


    And maybe if the winner of this coin puts it back together they will get to be the next King of Rome. :hilarious:

  21. ValiantKnight

    ValiantKnight I AM the Senate! Supporter

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