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Constantius II AE3/4

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w00zi
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 Posted 03/09/2012  12:18 am Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add w00zi to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

Hello, I am new to collecting Roman coinage and I was curious to see if any of you here know where this coin was minted. Thanks.



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 Posted 03/09/2012  01:40 am  Show Profile Check echizento's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add echizento to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like it migh be AQ, for Aquileia mint.
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 Posted 03/09/2012  08:43 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That coin is well struck and has nice, almost complete detail.
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 Posted 03/09/2012  11:16 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DVCollector to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very nicely struck coin!
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 Posted 03/09/2012  1:08 pm  Show Profile Check TJsCoins's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add TJsCoins to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Attractive coin!
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 Posted 03/09/2012  7:28 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add w00zi to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks, the coin is graded Au: strike 4/5 surface 5/5 by NGC.
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 Posted 03/10/2012  08:56 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add dougsmit to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I really disagree. The coin does not have 'almost complete detail' unless you consider the mintmark as inconsequential. That NGC can call 4/5 a coin missing so much legend including a mint mark that is half off is why I can not take seriously their services in particular or slabbing in general. I guess they see the coin as well struck because of the detail it has while I see it more for the most significant detail it lacks.
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 Posted 03/10/2012  11:52 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add w00zi to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I believe centering is only one of the factors NGC considers when assigning strike grades (see NGC ancients program details). I agree with you that grading is a matter of opinion and should be not be taken to be an objective art. One should buy the coin not the grade. I for one will only buy slabbed coins as one can be assured of the coins authenticity and that it has been professionally conserved.
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 Posted 03/10/2012  1:49 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DVCollector to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I was curious what experienced ancient collectors would say about the grade, because I don't see ancients graded "AU" very often. If I sent in an ancient to get slabbed by NGC, I would hope they would determine the mint, if at all possible--by cross-referencing if needed. In other words--make a serious effort for my money.

Focusing on ancients that are slabbed is a needless and limiting pursuit--imo. Simply because respected dealers of ancients can guarantee authenticity just as well as any TPG. And since later Roman AEs aren't commonly faked, the issue of authenticity is largely moot--correct attribution is more important. Another limiting factor to slabbing is how many ancients simply will not fit into TPG holders. And once a coin is encapsulated, the main aspect of ancients I enjoy most--the details--are one step removed by those plastic coin coffins.

This is not a critique of your coin--it's very nice! I'm just a critic of slabbing as it pertains to ancients, because it doesn't have to limit the collector.
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 Posted 03/11/2012  01:01 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
duugsmit:

It is the mint mark area that I am hung up on.
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 Posted 03/11/2012  07:31 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Bing to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Allow me to jump in with my 2 cents worth. Everyone here knows how I feel about slabbing. It's why I no longer collect modern coins. I also agree with Doug. Without a mintmark, the ancient coin is incomplete. This particular coin's mintmark can probably be discerned in the proper light or with the correct equipment. Having said all of that, this is a nice coin in any event.

BTW,
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