Won $.99 bid

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Everett Guy, Nov 23, 2020.

  1. Everett Guy

    Everett Guy Well-Known Member

    Well its not the prettier coin but its one I didn't have in the collection. I will have to post the back whem i get it, shows quction is over when i try to get info, but this is what i got for $.99 and $3.50 shipping.... Screenshot_20201123-010408_Samsung Internet.jpg 20201123_010556.jpg
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  3. happy_collector

    happy_collector Well-Known Member

    No bad for just $0.99. :happy:
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  4. Cucumbor

    Cucumbor Dombes collector Supporter

    Agreed, that's 1$ well spent

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  5. gsimonel

    gsimonel Supporter! Supporter

    Did the listing include a photo of the reverse?
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  6. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    can't beat that! well done Everett! :)
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  7. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    I am having trouble with the concept of a seller posting a two headed coin but showing only one side and, at that, showing the common emperor side. When you get the coin, post good photos of both sides. Do I see a trace of a Z officina mark under the bust of Aurelian? I do not have a 7 but below are 6 and 8.
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  8. Everett Guy

    Everett Guy Well-Known Member

    There was a pic of the reverse but it only shows I won the auction and the listing info was taken down. I will.post pics of other side, its roached out but for a buck well $4.95 including shipping its my best deal, definitely not best coin thou.
  9. Everett Guy

    Everett Guy Well-Known Member

    Got the reverse pic on a email reciept. 20201123_105513.jpg

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  10. gsimonel

    gsimonel Supporter! Supporter

    Most collectors would buy the coin because of the portrait of Vabalathus on the opposite side. If that portrait is destroyed, then the coin is less desirable. Still, any coin with a decent portrait of Aurelian is worth $5, so you still got a good deal.
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  11. gsimonel

    gsimonel Supporter! Supporter

    I just saw your photo. Absolutely a great deal on that coin. Congratulations on a good score.
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  12. Marsyas Mike

    Marsyas Mike Well-Known Member

    Great deal! I like bargains - and you got it way cheaper than I paid for this one, which came out to a bit over $5 and isn't as nice as yours.
    Vaballathus & Aurelian - Tet lot Sep 2020 (0).jpg
    Egypt Potin Tetradrachm
    Aurelian and Vaballathus
    Year 2/5 (271-272 A.D.)
    Alexandria Mint

    AK Λ Δ M AVPHΛIANOC CЄB, bust of Aurelian r., L right / [IACO VABA]ΛΛAOΘC
    AΘHN VA C P, bust of Vaballathus r., [L] Є across field.
    Dattari 5424; Emmett 3914. (?)
    (10.53 grams / 19 mm)

    It came as part of a lot of four from Egypt - I paid what I did because of the bottom two tets.

    _Lot 4 Egypt Tets, Ptolemy Sep 2020 (0).jpg
  13. Everett Guy

    Everett Guy Well-Known Member

    They always say, its in the eye of the beholder..those are nice coins you got too. .when I spent the past 40+ years collecting american coins, I would grab all the cheap "ugly" looking coins also because to me it was a good deal and even thou coins were worn they were special to me. That and they had silver in them...;)
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  14. juris klavins

    juris klavins Well-Known Member

    I've won some .99 opening bid coins by searching for misspelled listings - most folks will search eBay for a 'silver quarter', but quite a few sellers misspell it and list a 'silver quater' instead - some of my silver stack pieces were won for less than melt that way :rolleyes:
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  15. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    Good for you great buy.
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  16. steve westermeier

    steve westermeier Cancer sucks!

    So, a grand total of $4.50......Hell ya!!
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  17. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    "The deal/ steal;) of the century"
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  18. Preif18

    Preif18 Member

    Nice win
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