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Offline Mark R1

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Mark’s Ancient Greek Coins
« on: March 26, 2019, 01:08:57 pm »
I'm new to this and started my gallery yesterday.  What a cool way to show your collection!

Tell me if I'm doing something wrong. In particular is it ok to copy and paste the coin stats and write ups for the Forum Coins I purchase? I'm not sure if Joe is cool with this or not.


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« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2019, 01:20:22 pm »
Looks great Mark.  Welcome to the galleries!

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« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2019, 01:26:57 pm »
Thanks! I can see this is going to be a fun hobby. :)

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Re: Here's my new Gallery
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2019, 07:06:54 pm »
Sweet lookin' gallery so far, congrats Mark

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You have great coin-taste (my collection was primarily animal-coins, ships and weapons ... you seem to hunt for some of the same themes, eh?)

=> keep-up the great work!


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« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2019, 08:18:34 pm »
Nice start.  Thanks for sharing.
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« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2019, 09:34:55 pm »
Sweet lookin' gallery so far, congrats Mark

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You have great coin-taste (my collection was primarily animal-coins, ships and weapons ... you seem to hunt for some of the same themes, eh?)

=> keep-up the great work!



Thanks! Yes I am attracted to weapons, animals, ships and Greek Gods. I wish the Spartans made coins instead of trading bars of iron.

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« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2019, 10:05:48 pm »
I wish my first ancients had been of such high quality. Well done!

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« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2019, 10:13:57 pm »
Nice! Looking forward to future additions+++

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« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2019, 02:11:57 am »
Great start, congratulation,  +++

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« Reply #9 on: March 27, 2019, 09:38:34 am »
I wish my first ancients had been of such high quality. Well done!

Thank you! My collecting plan is to try and collect Classical Greek Coins that speak to me artistically and buy from dealers like Joe and stay off EBay. :)

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« Reply #10 on: March 27, 2019, 02:10:53 pm »
Staying off eBay is very good advice for new collectors. There is no reason to go there until they have a little more knowledge. The good coins usually end up selling for almost as much as anywhere else. The bad coins seem like tempting bargains to the inexperienced. And finally, it is almost the only place where fakes are a significant percentage of what is offered.

Yes, if you know the seller, it is OK. It is very important, however, to understand that knowing the seller has nothing to do with feedback or anything you can learn on the eBay website. You must learn the seller's reputation from elsewhere.  For a new collector, I think they should be a well known ancient coin dealer or a member here. It isn't always easy to know who is reputable.  I have had collectors contact me after discovering the Fake Coin Reports and NFSL, who had purchased over and over again for YEARS from the same fake seller, a fraud they thought was reputable or even a mentor or friend.
 
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« Reply #11 on: March 27, 2019, 08:07:23 pm »
I agree. At this moment I’m too ignorant and can’t spot fakes so I would just prefer to buy from dealers I don’t have to worry about. I’m not looking for the best deal. I’m more interested in learning and having fun and not worrying about getting ripped off.

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Re: Here's my new Gallery
« Reply #12 on: April 08, 2019, 02:02:09 pm »
Here's a new one I just added.

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« Reply #13 on: April 08, 2019, 08:34:47 pm »
Great,  +++


Here is some of mine:

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« Reply #14 on: April 09, 2019, 06:59:21 pm »
Wow great collection Joe.

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« Reply #15 on: April 10, 2019, 11:39:26 am »
Nice-nice!! ... congrats on those great examples, gang

Wow, q => I agree with Mark => you continue to bring-it in every coin-category!! (you have a very sweet collection)

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« Reply #16 on: April 10, 2019, 02:00:31 pm »
Thanks, guys,  ;) +++

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« Reply #18 on: April 21, 2019, 04:07:48 pm »
Nice addition... ;) +++

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Re: Here's my new Gallery
« Reply #19 on: April 22, 2019, 07:10:19 pm »
Great Gallery! Some excellent coins  +++

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« Reply #20 on: April 23, 2019, 07:57:16 pm »
Thanks Robin.

I don’t know what I’m doing. I’m just going for stuff that appeals to me artistically and trying to also stick with Ancient Greek coins since I find all the competing city states a nice incubator for artistic variety.

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« Reply #21 on: April 23, 2019, 09:58:24 pm »
That's the way to do it Mark

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« Reply #22 on: May 16, 2019, 05:27:15 pm »
I put a bunch of new arrivals on over the past couple weeks. Couple more to go before the gallery is up to date. :)

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« Reply #23 on: May 16, 2019, 05:43:16 pm »
Mark,
 
I agree with Jay GT4's comment about how you're building your collection. Acquiring coins based upon what you find artistically pleasing is a great theme. Instead of having something that some people might consider as a simple collection of historical objects, you will have a collection of beautiful things at which to gaze and to admire.

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Re: Mark’s Ancient Greek Coins
« Reply #24 on: June 17, 2019, 10:16:48 pm »
Put 3 more on today. The more I buy the more I want. That can’t be good... :)

 

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