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 51 
 on: Yesterday at 03:02:22 pm 
Started by jskirwin - Last post by Carausius
I think a lot of it may have something to do with the fact that most of the dealers I do business with are "off the beaten path". The overwhelming majority of them are in San Marino (which Andrew mentioned) or Italy. I also primarily collect Italian coins (Magna Graecia, Medieval Italy, etc.) and Augustus. Maybe my collecting area has something to do with it also.

Could be, but I think the strong dollar vs. GB Pound and Euro is largely to blame. Your bids are about 20% stronger than a year or two ago. Enjoy it while it lasts!

 52 
 on: Yesterday at 03:02:05 pm 
Started by Alc - Last post by Alc
Smiley I gave this one very little chances to be identified. This is great.
One more time... thank you Pekka.

All the best,
alc   

 53 
 on: Yesterday at 02:52:39 pm 
Started by Gavignano - Last post by Jay GT4
Great pics Sam.  I also feed the birds and squirrel's  Grin

Viva USA

I'm not from the USA  Grin

 54 
 on: Yesterday at 02:52:01 pm 
Started by jskirwin - Last post by Meepzorp
Hi folks,

All of this is strange to me - because I have the exact opposite problem lately. I often find myself holding back on buying/bidding because I "hit" too many coins, and I don't want to exceed my self-imposed monthly budget. This has been more true lately than at just about any point in all of my collecting years, and I've been collecting ancient coins since 1998. Lately, I seem to be "hitting" almost every coin I bid on, and almost every one of them for minimum bid. It seems like I am the only person interested in them. On several different occasions during the past year, I've even purchased coins from a dealer's list of unsold lots where the coin has been sitting there (unsold) for a month or more, and, in some cases, for 2-3 months or more. It is as if no one wants them.

With regard to the last 20 coins or so that I've purchased, about 2/3 of them were purchased from a dealer's list of unsold lots (after the auction ended, and no one bid on them).

I think a lot of it may have something to do with the fact that most of the dealers I do business with are "off the beaten path". The overwhelming majority of them are in San Marino (which Andrew mentioned) or Italy. I also primarily collect Italian coins (Magna Graecia, Medieval Italy, etc.) and Augustus. Maybe my collecting area has something to do with it also.

Meepzorp

 55 
 on: Yesterday at 02:42:58 pm 
Started by mauseus - Last post by Carausius
Very nice find. Unlike you, I have not had much luck with Carausius purchases recently. Although, I did manage to pick-up a typical, Pax w/branch, triple-G for Diocletian from FORVM recently.

 56 
 on: Yesterday at 02:40:58 pm 
Started by Jschulze - Last post by quadrans
Nice Idea, if you are on the way, it is help you to document some things (coins) Smiley  Grin
because your handy is always with you.... Thumbs Up

 (p.s. I have it.. Smiley Thumbs Up Wink )
 Q.

 57 
 on: Yesterday at 02:32:14 pm 
Started by Jschulze - Last post by Akropolis
Just curious: what did you use to take the third photo?
Quite sharp!
peteB

 58 
 on: Yesterday at 02:32:09 pm 
Started by quadrans - Last post by quadrans
Probus , Potin Tetradrachm, OTD

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-126978

112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), Bi-Tetradrachm, Emmet-3984, Eagle left, L-Z across the field, (year 7),
avers: A-K-M-AVP-ΠPOBOC-CEB, Laureated, curiassed bust right.
revers: Eagle left, head right, his beak wreath, L-Z, across the field.
exerg: L/Z//--, diameter: 19mm, weight: 7,38g, axes: 11h,
mint: Alexandria, date: 281-282 A.D., L-Z Year 7., ref: Emmet-3984, Milne-4640, Geissen-3155, Dattari-5555, Kapmann-Ganschow-112.38-p340,

 Regards
 Q.

 59 
 on: Yesterday at 02:29:52 pm 
Started by Moneta - Last post by Meepzorp
Hi Moneta,

Don't try to "time the market". It's all about "time spent in the market". This is the same advice given to people looking to enter the stock market.

You should start collecting ancient coins when you feel ready. Don't worry about whether the market is up or down. If you collect ancient coins long enough, you should pass through several up/down cycles.

It is good to see that you are not interested in buying them for investment potential. You should buy them because you love them and enjoy collecting them.

Meepzorp

 60 
 on: Yesterday at 02:27:12 pm 
Started by Mat - Last post by quadrans
Latest addition is a rare provincial of elagabalus. I couldn't find any other examples of this type & had to have help for reference.

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-126979

 Interesting coin,

 Congratulation, Mat..

 Q.

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