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 Posted 08/09/2011  2:41 pm Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add bugmanmiller to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

whats the oldest coin you have?

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 Posted 08/09/2011  2:55 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add drnsreedhar to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
My oldest coin is of 4th century B.C, from the Maurya Empire during the period of Chandragupta Maurya and Chanakya.
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Antoninianus of Roman emperor Gallienus, 253-260 AD joint reign.
"For as long as Belisarius lives, it is impossible for him to relinquish this city." - Roman general Belisarius, responding to a group of Gothic envoys, during the Gothic siege of Rome in 537 AD

Attributed coins in my collection so far - Roman: 241, Byzantine: 44, Post-Roman Germanic: 24
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 Posted 08/09/2011  5:47 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Sap to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A couple of ancient Greek coins that date from 550 to 500 BC.
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I have 2 1787 colonial coppers.
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 Posted 08/10/2011  05:31 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Graeme to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Circa 315 AD Licinius 1, Roman bronze coin
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Silver siglos of the Archaemenid Kings of Persia, probably around 400 BC.
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 Posted 08/10/2011  1:12 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add akane17 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Oldest non-us - Gordian III Coin from 240AD
Oldest us - 1807 Capped Bust Half 50/20 o-112 XF
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Silver indian karshapana around 300-150 B.C.
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Acnient Roman about 300 AD
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Jbuck, either you have a fantastic memory or some secret key to every post ever made. Amazing how you find all those old posts about items.
I have trouble trying to remember where I went yesterday.
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mine was a 1752 coin, In amazing condition.....




then I found out it was a fake one.
so I think it is 1890 now.... still new to this.
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Some Chinese material from the third or fourth century BC
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Jbuck, either you have a fantastic memory or some secret key to every post ever made. Amazing how you find all those old posts about items.
I have trouble trying to remember where I went yesterday.
You were going to transfer your collection to me yesterday. I wondered why you did not show up.

I might as well show my oldest coin... quite young compared to the others posted...





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