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« Reply #25 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.
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« Reply #26 on: October 18, 2016, 07:56:03 am »

I appreciate it. Thank you Joe.
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« Reply #27 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!
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« Reply #28 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,
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« Reply #29 on: February 27, 2017, 05:55:58 pm »

Sean McD I added $10 Forum dollars to your account.
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« Reply #30 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
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« Reply #31 on: March 02, 2017, 04:57:18 am »

Hi Peter, I added $10 Forum dollars to your account.
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« Reply #32 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
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« Reply #33 on: March 02, 2017, 08:32:42 am »

Today is the last day of our 10% off sale.
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« Reply #34 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.
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« Reply #35 on: March 02, 2017, 03:44:29 pm »

Thanks Jyrki. I put $10 Forum dollars on your account.
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« Reply #36 on: March 02, 2017, 07:21:00 pm »

Have just placed my purchase. Otacilia Severa Sestertius.

Thanks!

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« Reply #37 on: March 02, 2017, 07:49:41 pm »

Thanks Peter.
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« Reply #38 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.
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« Reply #39 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.
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« Reply #40 on: March 03, 2017, 12:37:33 pm »

Thanks Randygeki(h2). I just added $10 Forum dollars to your account.
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« Reply #41 on: March 03, 2017, 03:57:21 pm »

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« Reply #42 on: March 03, 2017, 04:35:43 pm »

vpushkin, I added $10 Forum dollars to your account.
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« Reply #43 on: March 03, 2017, 05:35:47 pm »

"Hello" gets you $10? 

Does this get me an additional 10?  Grin

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.
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« Reply #44 on: March 03, 2017, 05:53:04 pm »

All that is required is a post, BUT it only works once. Smiley
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« Reply #45 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!
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« Reply #46 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.
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« Reply #47 on: March 04, 2017, 04:12:19 am »

Thanks wileyc. I just added $10 Forum dollars to your account.
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« Reply #48 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?
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« Reply #49 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.
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