Yea or Nay?

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by lordmarcovan, Feb 13, 2018.


Yea or nay?

  1. Yea!

  2. Nay!

  3. Mmm...mmaybe?

  4. I have no idea about this kinda stuff

  5. (Insert nonsensical poll response here- bacon? Ravioli? Baloney sammich? Whatever you want.)

  1. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    Nero tetradrachm, Antioch, 14.6 g.

    @ €400.00 ($ 490.52).

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  3. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    I nearly purchased one similar, but it turned out to be a fake (I'm not saying yours is fake - I don't know).
    Nero 7.jpg
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  4. Jay GT4

    Jay GT4 Well-Known Member

    Nice coin but I think the price is on the high side.

    A few nice ones ending tomorrow from CNG should go for under $300
  5. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    I do not have that kind of money.

    What I do have is a swap- a coin I bought from the same dealer in 2016, for €450.00.

    I've sent an inquiry about the exchange. We'll see how it goes.

    One would think that a coin I paid them €50 more for might work. Again, we'll see.

    (More on that later, perhaps.)
  6. Jay GT4

    Jay GT4 Well-Known Member

    Ah, I see. I don't think the Nero is worth €450. I'd say $200-300 US
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  7. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    PS- someone whose opinion I respect very much on ancients (who knows what I'm offering in trade) has already said he would "do that trade in a heartbeat".

    But he is slightly biased since he exclusively collects ancients and the coin I'm offering back to this dealer for the Nero tet is not an ancient (though it is quite old).

    Just thought I'd run this one past y'all.
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  8. Jay GT4

    Jay GT4 Well-Known Member

    What are you offering? :)
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  9. Johnnie Black

    Johnnie Black Neither Gentleman Nor Scholar Supporter

    I really like the coin lordmarcovan but don’t have enough knowledge to comment beyond that. :)
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  10. Jwt708

    Jwt708 Well-Known Member

    Price seems high, voted no. Not sure about the details of the trade so I voted based on what I did know.
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  11. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    I'll post that after my commute, when I get home.
  12. Theodosius

    Theodosius Unrepentant Fine Style Freak! Supporter

    Nice circam toning!
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  13. ro1974

    ro1974 Well-Known Member

    399, Lot: 408. Estimate $150.
    Sold for $220. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee. 3990408.jpg
  14. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    Bit too expensive for my tastes, as others have pointed out. It isn't rare either.
  15. asheland

    asheland The Silver Lion

    Cool looking ancient. :)
  16. ominus1

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  17. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    Seems a little pricey to me.. but its like the anything else, its what its worth to you.:)
  18. TIF

    TIF Always learning. Supporter

    As Ro points out, a very similar coin sold in a CNG auction last year, $253 (with BP). Unless the coin your trading is only worth about that much (rather than the dealer's current asking price of ~$500), why give up that "equity"? If you love love love the Nero tet and no other example will do, then of course that's a different story. It's not a rare coin though.
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  19. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE Supporter

    I have one of those... I think it is cool:

    RI Nero AR Tetradrachm Antioch Syria 54-68 CE Eagle HIP Regnal Year 8.jpg
    RI Nero AR Tetradrachm Antioch Syria 54-68 CE Eagle HIP Regnal Year 8

    I like the SINISTER Eagle...

    Mine was way under $200 freight paid.
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2018
  20. Evan8

    Evan8 Old Soul

    Here is mine:
    Won in an ebay auction for $120. It was also in an ANACS slab
  21. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    That's not in my opinion quite as nice as the one I posted, but I do think it's 80% as nice ... for ~50% the money.

    Thanks for this input, y'all. I am of course inexperienced with this kind of coin, so while I trust my eye for finding an aesthetically pleasing coin, I often have no firm grasp on what constitutes a good price for something less familiar.
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