Worst Coins of 2020

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by hotwheelsearl, Jan 16, 2021.

  1. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    Well, we had several dozen Top 10 lists, so how about a bottom list?

    We all make bad purchases for one reason or another; quality might not be what we expected or sometimes it's one of those "drunk purchase" type of situations.

    I got this sestertius of Lucius Verus and I don't like it at all. It is covered in some sort of varnish/lacquer of some sort. Even if it wasn't, the condition is mediocre, and the entire coin is the literal definition of "meh"
    Lucius Verus RIC 1308.JPG

    What is your least favorite coin of 2020?
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  3. pprp

    pprp Well-Known Member

    I got this drachm from Chalkis mainly for the eagle since the nymph is of bad style. The coin looks totally unimpressive in hand, the photo presents an alternate reality :mad: it's not a bad coin, perhaps I had big expectations but it was a disappointment and so this was my worst of 2020

  4. DonnaML

    DonnaML Supporter! Supporter

    The nymph looks like she has a terrible pain somewhere.
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  5. svessien

    svessien Senior Member Supporter

    The worst coin in 2020 was a coin that I really wanted, but was too cheap to buy.
    Now I really, really want it.
  6. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    That nymph does look like she is grimacing in pain. I love the eagle though!
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  7. gsimonel

    gsimonel Supporter! Supporter

    Well, I like it. I think the nymph looks like Robin Williams in a wig.
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  8. furryfrog02

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  9. gsimonel

    gsimonel Supporter! Supporter

    I no longer like the coin.
  10. mrweaseluv

    mrweaseluv Supporter! Supporter

    Ahhh worst... My "worst" coin of 2020....
    Beautiful unmarked copy of 1883 Hawaiian dollar... "Copy" being the bad part.... 1883hi.jpg 1883hir.jpg
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  11. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    I'm sorry you got taken on that one. But I was pretty proud of myself for being able to ID it as a fake :)
    Were you able to get a refund for it?
  12. mrweaseluv

    mrweaseluv Supporter! Supporter

    since it turned out to be silver, I decided to keep it as I only paid a bit over melt anyway :D
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  13. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Are you sure it is silver all the way through?
  14. mrweaseluv

    mrweaseluv Supporter! Supporter

    yeah we ended up putting a lil groove in the edge to make sure it was solid not to mention the weight was right
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  15. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    That's cool. I'm surprised they went to the effort of making a proper weight silver round for the fake. Usually they are some type of god-awful white metal garbage.
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  16. Al Kowsky

    Al Kowsky Well-Known Member

    Pictured below is the worst coin I bought this year for $2.95 + shipping on eBay. It's a 1959 Lincoln Penny, Gem BU MS65 Red, with a mintage of only 609,000,000 pcs.
    JUST KIDDING :p! Actually I found an unopened roll of these pennies in the bottom drawer of my desk this year :jawdrop:. I'm not sure what to do with them o_O? I think they're too good to just put into circulation :rolleyes:.

    1959 Lincoln Penny, MS65 Red.jpg
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