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Buying and Selling => Forum's Coins and Antiquities Consignment Shop => Topic started by: Joe Sermarini on October 08, 2016, 02:41:41 pm



Title: Post in this thread for $10 Forum Dollars
Post by: Joe Sermarini on October 08, 2016, 02:41:41 pm
Make a post here in this thread and we will add $10 Forum dollars to your account. Only one post per member. These Forum dollars will be automatically applied to your next order during checkout. They expire in 30 days after we add them.

If you have purchase from Forum before, please say something nice about buying from FORVM in your post!


Title: Re: Post in this thread for $10 Forum Dollars
Post by: Jochen on October 08, 2016, 03:29:11 pm
A nice idea!

I have bought so many times from Forum Ancient Coins because

(1) it has a very good price-quality-ratio
(2) the authenticity is guaranteed eternally
(3) and one of my nicest coins I have bought from Forum Ancient Coins

and
(4) I am thankful for the best numismatic Forum worldwide!

Jochen


Title: Re: Post in this thread for $10 Forum Dollars
Post by: Jay GT4 on October 08, 2016, 03:47:38 pm
Forum is an incredible message board but an even better coin shop!  Some of my best pieces were purchased right here on Forum!

Thanks Joe!


Title: Re: Post in this thread for $10 Forum Dollars
Post by: Bill W4 on October 08, 2016, 04:08:19 pm
I've never been disappointed with a coin from Forum, in fact they are usually much better than expected .   The reserve and layaway options are excellent; I can buy coins I could never afford otherwise.  My number one site for purchases.


Title: Re: Post in this thread for $10 Forum Dollars
Post by: Jordan Montgomery on October 08, 2016, 05:07:55 pm
FORVM is one of my favorite fixed-price sellers by far. Their pictures and descriptions are honest, their prices are fair retail, and important for me they always have a good selection of scarcer Republican bronzes and I've been able to add coins to my collection that I might never have owned an example of if it weren't for FORVM. Because of all this, I'm a lifelong customer.


Title: Re: Post in this thread for $10 Forum Dollars
Post by: Nemonater on October 08, 2016, 05:24:12 pm
Forum is the best ancient coin store, no question about it.  Here is one of my favorite Forum purchases.

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-104838

The coins I buy from Forum always look better in hand than in the picture.


Nemo


Title: Re: Post in this thread for $10 Forum Dollars
Post by: TenthGen on October 08, 2016, 06:06:41 pm
I discovered FORVM about two years ago, and since then it has become my favorite website for learning about ancient coins and my favorite store for purchasing them. I can always trust that Forum Ancient Coins will accurately describe every item, which makes me proud to have their coins in my collection.

Thanks Joe!


Title: Re: Post in this thread for $10 Forum Dollars
Post by: orfew on October 09, 2016, 06:37:09 am
I get several things from a Forvm purchase:

Fair prices
Great coins
Peace of mind

Thank you Joe.


Title: Re: Post in this thread for $10 Forum Dollars
Post by: Joe Sermarini on October 09, 2016, 07:21:30 am
Thanks to all the posters so far.  I have added the Forum dollars to your accounts.

If you have never purchased from Forum, just post anything. You will get $10 Forum dollars for your first order.


Title: Re: Post in this thread for $10 Forum Dollars
Post by: Sam on October 09, 2016, 07:27:10 am
What to say after 55 purchases Ö.The best ever.
Safe , elegant , great , affordable plans for new to the hobby , fun, enjoyment , knowledge , friendship....
Most of my masterpieces are from FORVM Coin Shop , they are all my favorite .

Here is to the big guy President Joseph Sermarini .  +++


Title: Re: Post in this thread for $10 Forum Dollars
Post by: stlnats on October 09, 2016, 07:48:32 am
I am less active than most of the folks here since my primary numismatic interests are elsewhere, at the moment.  There are a few items still on my want list and Forum is the only store I check everyday.  Always have been confident in my purchases.  Also, greatly appreciate the generous sponsoring of the discussion platform which has been invaluable.

 ;D


Title: Re: Post in this thread for $10 Forum Dollars
Post by: Joe Sermarini on October 09, 2016, 07:51:46 am
Thanks Sam and stlants - $10 Forum dollars added.


Title: Re: Post in this thread for $10 Forum Dollars
Post by: Sam on October 09, 2016, 10:02:16 am
Thank you Joe , I will take advantage of this valuable in meaning gift , timely.


Title: Re: Post in this thread for $10 Forum Dollars
Post by: Enodia on October 15, 2016, 09:06:26 pm
all of the coins i have purchased from Joe in the past have been MUCH better than their photos, and none of the other dealers i have bought from can get my new treasures to me faster than Forvm. no kidding, i usually have my coins in hand within 2-3 days. so tell me, who can do better?

~ Peter



Title: Re: Post in this thread for $10 Forum Dollars
Post by: Joe Sermarini on October 16, 2016, 07:53:42 am
Thanks Peter. I added $10 Forum dollars to your account.


Title: Re: Post in this thread for $10 Forum Dollars
Post by: David Atherton on October 16, 2016, 08:10:33 am
I've been a member here on the discussion board for over a dozen years and have purchased many coins from the shop during that time. As a matter of fact, some of my rarest Domitian denarii can be counted among those that can be attributed as 'Ex Forvm Ancient Coins'.

Thanks Joe for the many years of enjoyable discussions and top-notch coins!


Title: Re: Post in this thread for $10 Forum Dollars
Post by: Joe Sermarini on October 16, 2016, 09:17:32 am
Thanks David. $10 Forum Dollars added to your account.


Title: Re: Post in this thread for $10 Forum Dollars
Post by: Phil A on October 16, 2016, 09:05:15 pm
Forvm has been a tremendously helpful resource, in the few years I've been collecting. The majority of ancients in my collection were purchased from this sites store.
Thanks to all who keep forvm going.
                       
                                                   Phil A


Title: Re: Post in this thread for $10 Forum Dollars
Post by: Joe Sermarini on October 17, 2016, 05:19:13 am
Thanks Phil. I added $10 Forum dollars to your account.


Title: Re: Post in this thread for $10 Forum Dollars
Post by: okidoki on October 17, 2016, 06:47:17 am
I have found several, interesting Hadrians here on FORVM, a great provenance .....


Title: Re: Post in this thread for $10 Forum Dollars
Post by: Joe Sermarini on October 17, 2016, 08:43:13 am
Thanks Eric. I added $10 FORVM dollars to your account.


Title: Re: Post in this thread for $10 Forum Dollars
Post by: Jay GT4 on October 17, 2016, 10:55:35 am
Surprised at how few people have taken advantage of this...


Title: Re: Post in this thread for $10 Forum Dollars
Post by: okidoki on October 17, 2016, 10:59:43 am
 :Greek_Omega:
Thanks Eric. I added $10 FORVM dollars to your account.

Thanks Joe,

Need more Hadrian's  ;D

Best

Eric


Title: Re: Post in this thread for $10 Forum Dollars
Post by: bakkar on October 17, 2016, 11:36:48 am
Since August 2004, This Forum was my window to numismatics knowledge. I used to Identify my coins here and have daily journey through Forum departments and coin shop. A lot of interesting and really inexpensive coins of interest to me in the shop have gone  without being able to get them. When you live in Syria it is impossible to receive or deal with ancient coins.

I can not benefit of Joe's  nice offer, but I write here to thank him for this Forumancientcoins.

H.Bakkar



Title: Re: Post in this thread for $10 Forum Dollars
Post by: Bill W4 on October 17, 2016, 02:37:26 pm
 
"Surprised at how few people have taken advantage of this.."
 My thoughts exactly


Title: Re: Post in this thread for $10 Forum Dollars
Post by: Joe Sermarini on October 17, 2016, 04:32:24 pm
Thanks Bakkar. I added $10 Forum dollars to your account even if you can't use them. Stay safe.


Title: Re: Post in this thread for $10 Forum Dollars
Post by: bakkar on October 18, 2016, 07:56:03 am
I appreciate it. Thank you Joe.


Title: Re: Post in this thread for $10 Forum Dollars
Post by: Sean on October 19, 2016, 09:23:58 pm
I've never purchased from Forum.

I build houses for a living, and from 2009 - 2014 my financial situation was dismal. I've bought 1 coin since 2010 (from Nick, and with my eBay bucks it ended up costing five cents)

Add in two parents with Alzheimer's, and I'm still trying to catch up.

As soon as money frees up, I definitely will!

I'm only posting to let Joe know why I haven't purchased from Forum. Sometimes when I log in, I check to see if I've picked up the title Parasitica Cliens, but so far so good!


Title: Re: Post in this thread for $10 Forum Dollars
Post by: Allan D2 on February 27, 2017, 05:17:36 pm
In the event that this is still running, allow me to introduce myself somewhat briefly.

I've only really started collecting a few months ago, although I've been interested in ancient numismatics for quite some time. Oddly enough, I settled on early Greek silver coinage, I've always been fascinated by the various animals and mythical creatures used as symbols of civic / regional identity. I say oddly because I am an archaeologist and teach various subjects in ancient history, specialising in Roman archaeology (esp. crafts and craftsmen in the early Roman empire). For some reason Roman coinage has never done it for me.

Anyways, I have nothing but good things to say about Forum. They, and the auctions hosted here, are one of the few dealers that I trust. Every purchase I've made has gone off without a problem, and I am very thankful for that.

Though, perhaps the greatest benefit of Forum is the phenomenal wealth of knowledge, experience, and expertise collected here.

Thank you for allowing me to ramble.
All the best,
ABD


Title: Re: Post in this thread for $10 Forum Dollars
Post by: Joe Sermarini on February 27, 2017, 05:55:58 pm
Sean McD I added $10 Forum dollars to your account.


Title: Re: Post in this thread for $10 Forum Dollars
Post by: peterpil19 on March 02, 2017, 03:51:11 am
Hi,

I haven't bought anything recently, but now's a good time as any
I've been very happy with every FORVM purchase I've made in the past via eBay or via the online store.

Peter


Title: Re: Post in this thread for $10 Forum Dollars
Post by: Joe Sermarini on March 02, 2017, 04:57:18 am
Hi Peter, I added $10 Forum dollars to your account.


Title: Re: Post in this thread for $10 Forum Dollars
Post by: peterpil19 on March 02, 2017, 07:38:07 am
Hi Peter, I added $10 Forum dollars to your account.

Thanks Joe,
Much appreciated. I'll make a purchase this week and post it here.

Peter


Title: Re: Post in this thread for $10 Forum Dollars
Post by: Joe Sermarini on March 02, 2017, 08:32:42 am
Today is the last day of our 10% off sale.


Title: Re: Post in this thread for $10 Forum Dollars
Post by: jmuona on March 02, 2017, 12:55:25 pm
A very close friend of mine wanted to make this known.
He has consigned around 490 coins to Forum during the last six years. 461 of those were sold for the grand total of 132.000 USD, an average price of 286 USD. Some, I am told, were very cheap - like 27 USD - a few close to 10.000 USD. Clearly, many of these coins had to be quite nice to reach such an average. Well, my friend said that he has sold via the great auction houses as well, not to forget some independent great dealers. He especially wanted to name one, Barry Murphy. Well, Barry is not in the business anymore so I guess I can mention his name - being a great Forum asset as well.
What my friend wanted to point out was this. Forum has been the best place for him to sell - only equalled by a vanishing phenomenon, the knowledgable one-person coin show shop. There are a few of those still around. Joe is sort of an internet-king of a dealer of this type.
The point here is that we all really win by buying here but selling here is even better.
s.
Jyrki Muona


Title: Re: Post in this thread for $10 Forum Dollars
Post by: Joe Sermarini on March 02, 2017, 03:44:29 pm
Thanks Jyrki. I put $10 Forum dollars on your account.


Title: Re: Post in this thread for $10 Forum Dollars
Post by: peterpil19 on March 02, 2017, 07:21:00 pm
Have just placed my purchase. Otacilia Severa Sestertius.

Thanks!

Peter


Title: Re: Post in this thread for $10 Forum Dollars
Post by: Joe Sermarini on March 02, 2017, 07:49:41 pm
Thanks Peter.


Title: Re: Post in this thread for $10 Forum Dollars
Post by: jmuona on March 03, 2017, 12:21:16 pm
When assessing the coins available at Forum, one must always take into account time. Really interesting, really nice coins sell immediately. I do not know the extent of Joe's clientel, but if there is something you really want, grab it. Others will do it, if you do not.
Not that long ago I missed a day or two to check and found two Civil War "Augustus" type coins had appeared. Reasonably priced and one gone already. I grabbed the other one and I am really happy about that coin. Worn and with deep dark patina, but  very rare and historically fascinating indeed. During the 25 years I have seriously collected coins, this was the second one I could afford and not many others have been around (bull type). I have another one, from the Vecchi "Augustus" sale (great sale by the way) and its rarity is well demonstrated by the fact that it is one of the only three coins of this type Ponting and Butcher could analyze for its metal content.
99% silver bullion, Spanish mint trace metals. It is strange to thnk that the Rio Tinto mines one can visit today, once gave the silver to produce this little piece now in Finland. (Bowmore Islay 12 years single malt does have an effect, I notice)
So, follow this site as the great things go fast.
Jyrki Muona


Title: Re: Post in this thread for $10 Forum Dollars
Post by: Randygeki(h2) on March 03, 2017, 12:32:57 pm
I've never hand a problem with an order since I started 9 years ago. A lot of neat to to be found.


Title: Re: Post in this thread for $10 Forum Dollars
Post by: Joe Sermarini on March 03, 2017, 12:37:33 pm
Thanks Randygeki(h2). I just added $10 Forum dollars to your account.


Title: Re: Post in this thread for $10 Forum Dollars
Post by: vpushkin on March 03, 2017, 03:57:21 pm
hello


Title: Re: Post in this thread for $10 Forum Dollars
Post by: Joe Sermarini on March 03, 2017, 04:35:43 pm
vpushkin, I added $10 Forum dollars to your account.


Title: Re: Post in this thread for $10 Forum Dollars
Post by: Jay GT4 on March 03, 2017, 05:35:47 pm
"Hello" gets you $10? 

Does this get me an additional 10?  ;D

All joking aside I'm glad people are taking advantage of this.  It's one of the perks of being active on this site and steers traffic to the shop.


Title: Re: Post in this thread for $10 Forum Dollars
Post by: Joe Sermarini on March 03, 2017, 05:53:04 pm
All that is required is a post, BUT it only works once. :)


Title: Re: Post in this thread for $10 Forum Dollars
Post by: wileyc on March 03, 2017, 10:58:58 pm
I agree with all, every purchase here has been comfortable and what I thought to be a excellent deal, its a serious comfort to buy from a reputable quality dealer at a fair price!


Title: Re: Post in this thread for $10 Forum Dollars
Post by: Randygeki(h2) on March 04, 2017, 03:39:03 am
Thanks Randygeki(h2). I just added $10 Forum dollars to your account.


Thank you Joe! I appreciate it.


Title: Re: Post in this thread for $10 Forum Dollars
Post by: Joe Sermarini on March 04, 2017, 04:12:19 am
Thanks wileyc. I just added $10 Forum dollars to your account.


Title: Re: Post in this thread for $10 Forum Dollars
Post by: JamesC11 on March 14, 2017, 02:21:16 pm
As a customer of several years' standing, I think Forum is better than L-------n Coin (alive) and F-----n & S--r (dead).  I hope no actual coin dealers have been injured in the making of this comment.             Joe Sermarini, is there any way I can get the $10 in cash?


Title: Re: Post in this thread for $10 Forum Dollars
Post by: Joe Sermarini on March 14, 2017, 03:08:44 pm
Thanks James.  I put $10 Forum dollars on your account.  If you would like $10 in cash, send me $10 and I will send it back to you.


Title: Re: Post in this thread for $10 Forum Dollars
Post by: JamesC11 on March 16, 2017, 01:45:53 pm
Thank you, Joe.  At my age, the IRS already does that for me.  I did order an attractive ex-Lindgren, Theodosius I centenionalis at a very fair price.  Count me a happy customer since 2004!  Best regards, Jim


Title: Re: Post in this thread for $10 Forum Dollars
Post by: Joe Sermarini on March 16, 2017, 02:49:27 pm
Thanks Jim. :)


Title: Re: Post in this thread for $10 Forum Dollars
Post by: Stkp on March 17, 2017, 06:46:18 am
Almost my entire collection of ancients, medieval and miscellany is posted to my personal gallery on Forum Ancient Coins and these message boards have proven over the years to be an invaluable source of information, not to mention a great pastime.  My first uncleaned Roman coins were bought from Forum Ancient Coins, and over the years I have never been disappointed by any purchase made here.  Best wishes, Joe!  Steve (Stkp)


Title: Re: Post in this thread for $10 Forum Dollars
Post by: Joe Sermarini on March 17, 2017, 07:36:21 am
Thanks Steve. I added $10 Forum dollars to your account.


Title: Re: Post in this thread for $10 Forum Dollars
Post by: Ralf F on January 27, 2020, 12:47:28 pm
While I am a new collector I look forward to buying from the Forum in the future. The prices are very reasonable and the customer service so far has been wonderful!

Thanks,
Ralf


Title: Re: Post in this thread for $10 Forum Dollars
Post by: Joe Sermarini on January 27, 2020, 02:59:12 pm
Thanks Ralf.  You have $10 Forum dollars.  They expire in 90 days.


Title: Re: Post in this thread for $10 Forum Dollars
Post by: Tracy Aiello on January 27, 2020, 06:09:55 pm
Today the 26th lot that Iíve purchased from Joe at Forum arrived. A diobol from Mytilene, Lesbos. As is true for the other 25 lots: a gorgeous coin at a very fair price with attribution/scholarship second to none. In addition, you canít beat the lifetime guarantee or the fact that he will allow you to return coins for store credit plus a minimal restocking fee. Forum is always the first place that I look and recommend.

Tracy


Title: Re: Post in this thread for $10 Forum Dollars
Post by: Joe Sermarini on January 27, 2020, 07:54:53 pm
Thanks Tracy.  We try hard.  :)


Title: Re: Post in this thread for $10 Forum Dollars
Post by: Blayne W on January 28, 2020, 12:12:54 pm
I really want to thank Joe and his staff, as well as all the awesome contributers to this site.  Without the guidance and the support that Forvm offers I would have been lost and probably abandoned this as a hobby as I do get a lot of blank stares at home when I get excited about a specific coin or subject.  I have 20 coins from Forvm Shops in my collection (1 lot purchase) and many from the auctions and am exceptionally thrilled with them.  Again I want to send my appreciation to Joe and all the staff at Forvm.


Title: Re: Post in this thread for $10 Forum Dollars
Post by: Joe Sermarini on January 28, 2020, 01:36:37 pm
Thanks Blayne. 

Blayne and Tracy, I added 10 FORVM dollars to your accounts.


Title: Re: Post in this thread for $10 Forum Dollars
Post by: frgreg on January 30, 2020, 11:29:50 am
Thanks!

I like Forum and have purchased a few times from here. 
Good coins, fair prices and great customer service makes Forum a winner!


Title: Re: Post in this thread for $10 Forum Dollars
Post by: Joe Sermarini on January 30, 2020, 03:12:33 pm
frgreg, I added $10 FORVM dollars to your account. Thanks!


Title: Re: Post in this thread for $10 Forum Dollars
Post by: Richard2 on February 07, 2020, 08:47:51 am
When I was single and had more money to spend on myself, I purchased coins more frequently.  Now I buy coins far less often, but for the past 10 years, all that I have bought have been from Forvm.  I have been very pleased with everything I have bought from Forvm.

Although I spend more time now studying coins and history, I still am not an expert.  I cannot detect a good forgery.  If I see a coin for sale at a particular price, I don't know if I can reasonably expect to find a similar coin at a significantly better price if I search harder.  That is where the existence of this discussion board gives me confidence.  I read the posts and see that many here are true experts.  These people know fake coins.  They know  if a price is reasonable.  The fact that these people support this board, and buy from Forvm, convinces me that Forvm offers genuine coins at fair prices.


Title: Re: Post in this thread for $10 Forum Dollars
Post by: Joe Sermarini on February 07, 2020, 09:09:08 am
Thanks Richard.  I added $10 FORVM dollars to your account.