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 on: Yesterday at 08:50:50 pm 
Started by AccumulatorX - Last post by AccumulatorX
Thanks for the responses. No offense taken, I definitely don't have the skills to clean them but was just wondering if it was worth it. I didn't pay anything for any of them so whatever they're worth is fine with me.

Would I get reasonably close to what they're worth just by putting them on ebay for a low starting bid?

Thanks again.   

 52 
 on: Yesterday at 08:08:09 pm 
Started by maridvnvm - Last post by cmcdon0923
LOVE the pictures !!!

My wife and I spent a single day....not nearly enough time.....in Pompeii a few years ago whilst on a Mediterranean cruise.  We weren't able to make it to Herculaneum though.

I was a bit surprised to see all those artifacts outside under just a simple metal roof, which while offering some protection from the rain, still leaves them exposed to the other elements.

We will be going back in September of next year with several friends, so hopefully Herculaneum will be a tour I can take.  Unfortunately not all of them share my interest in ancient history, so if they all just decide to do the "Naples thing", I may have to go it alone to the ruins.  Oh well....their loss.

 53 
 on: Yesterday at 07:32:25 pm 
Started by Scott H2 - Last post by Scott H2
Perhaps my question might be better phrased, is he in the majority?


I suppose so, but only because a majority of coin dealers aren't ancient coin experts.  Go to a typical coin show and you will find 95 modern coin dealers to 5 dedicated ancient coin dealers.  Actually, the numbers may be more lopsided than that, but you get my point.  Going back to my original metaphor, you would not sell your Rembrandt to a print shop; rather, you would go to a fine art dealer/auction house.  Similarly, you would not sell your ancient coins to the majority of dealers that know nothing about ancient coins; you would offer them to one or more of the many, expert, dedicated ancient coin dealers.

Yeah I guess that sums it up Carausius. Building a relationship and getting to know the major ancient coin dealers and auctions houses will be the way to go.

And Bill, I keep every single receipt or the best transaction records for all of my purchases because even with my 19th century collection, their is fascination and often premiums associated with provenance.

 54 
 on: Yesterday at 07:31:03 pm 
Started by David Atherton - Last post by Mat
Not always the most beautiful coins in the most dear to us ...

I sometimes prefer coins with some wear to be honest. They are cheaper and have experienced a long 'life' in the ancient world, giving the pieces character.

That mee too. I tend to prefer some wear as it shows it changed hands. Perfect coins are nice but they're expensive and sometimes I find them boring. Similar to a U.S. coin. Circulated coins develop looks/characters unique to them.

 55 
 on: Yesterday at 07:25:35 pm 
Started by David Atherton - Last post by David Atherton
Not always the most beautiful coins in the most dear to us ...

I sometimes prefer coins with some wear to be honest. They are cheaper and have experienced a long 'life' in the ancient world, giving the pieces character.

 56 
 on: Yesterday at 06:33:13 pm 
Started by Nemonater - Last post by Nemonater


It is a beautiful coin, congrats!

c.rhodes


Thanks!

 57 
 on: Yesterday at 06:31:10 pm 
Started by Nemonater - Last post by Nemonater
Beautiful pice..

  Thumbs Up

 Q.

Thanks Q, glad you like it.

 58 
 on: Yesterday at 06:16:39 pm 
Started by Scott H2 - Last post by Bill W4
If you are collecting with an exit strategy in mind, I would advise you to keep all of your purchase receipts.  They may come in handy at some point.

 59 
 on: Yesterday at 06:05:59 pm 
Started by Andrew McCabe - Last post by Enodia
Can you even see us lowly collectors from your high horse, Andrew?!?


oh get with it areich! the realities of families, job restrictions, personal finances, prior committments, etc be damned. someone's hobby is being jeopardized!

hey, i am as concerned about these issues as anyone, but this "let them eat cake" attitude is a bit much, imo.

~ Peter

 60 
 on: Yesterday at 06:04:59 pm 
Started by Andrew McCabe - Last post by carthago
I would have had no idea that this event was a lobbying opportunity.  How utterly depressing.

My day today has been spent almost exclusively discussing virtually unsolvable business problems associated with government mandates and compliance edicts that are crushing my business and industry.  Now I get to enjoy those threats in my hobby.  I really don't have words for it.

I've done my share of lobbying during my career, and after years of giving it my best shot, I've decided it's a waste of time and money.  There are only so many battles I can fight.  I'm tired.  And discouraged.

I wish you the best.  Taormina is a beautiful place.

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