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Other Antiquities / Slavi ??????
« Last post by Waldemar S on Today at 02:55:24 pm »
Hello

What do you think about his nation and what age is the from ?

Regards Waldemar
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The Members' Gallery / Re: Mark’s Ancient Greek Coins
« Last post by Mark R1 on Today at 02:31:19 pm »
 Thanks Steve!
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The Members' Gallery / Re: Victory Lane
« Last post by *Alex on Today at 12:34:55 pm »
Another Victory. This time Commodus. Victory in Britain.

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=174172



In my coins relating to Britain hammered coins gallery: https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=6781

Alex
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Greek Coins / Re: I do not believe grading
« Last post by Lech Stępniewski on Today at 10:41:18 am »
the modern coin guys are nuts for this grading stuff

I know. And that's why I am on forum ANCIENT coins.
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Greek Coins / Re: I do not believe grading
« Last post by esnible on Today at 09:59:58 am »
The Salton coin looks aXF to me.  However, I haven’t seen it in person.
Your coin looks XF.

Your coin must be a higher grade as there is less wear on the owl.

Athena’s chin usually looks bad on these.  Both you and the Salton example have nice chins.  A good chin makes a coin more impressive than a high technical grade, so congrats to you and whoever bought Mark and Lottie’s coin.

When NGC started slabbing ancients I was very confused about their system.  I don't have the luxury of apprenticing to a dealer to learn grading.  I taught myself how to guess what NGC will grade a coin.  At an auction preview, go through a box of slabs backwards, write down the grade you think each coin is and an estimate without looking at the front.

Then, when you go home, write down what NGC graded the slab as and the estimate the dealer assigned.

You will learn a lot that way!  (After this exercise, online bid on the coins for which your estimate is higher than the dealer's.)
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Thanks to Sorin and Joe the voting issues have been fixed and this Contest has been restarted.

Thank you all for your patience.

Please vote now

*Alex
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Thanks to Sorin and Joe the voting issues have been fixed and this Contest has been restarted.

Thank you all for your patience.

Please vote now

*Alex
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Greek Coins / Re: I do not believe grading
« Last post by Ron C2 on Today at 07:40:59 am »
Lech, while I agree for ancient coins, the modern coin guys are nuts for this grading stuff, and not just investors.
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Greek Coins / Re: I do not believe grading
« Last post by Lech Stępniewski on Today at 07:24:19 am »
Grading is for investors. For people who are interested solely in prices. When collector can't judge by himself if particular coin is beautiful or ugly, he should give up on collecting.
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Greek Coins / Re: I do not believe grading
« Last post by djmacdo on Today at 07:16:15 am »
Whatever some grading service says, I say that is rare and nice coin.  I have written this before--for me there are only two grades:  I want it and I do not want it.  Your coin certainly belongs in the first category!
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