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This is my first coin of Augustus as Emperor. I thought the obverse portrait was stunning in spite of the slightly off center reverse. Thoughts? Thanks!




Augustus. Silver Denarius (4.02 g), 27 BC-AD 14. Rome, 16 BC. L. Mescinius Rufus, moneyer. Laureate head of Augustus right. Reverse: L MESCINIVS RVFVS, helmeted and cloaked Mars, holding spear and parazonium, standing facing on pedestal inscribed S P Q R / V PR RE / CAES in three lines. RIC 351; BMC 86; RSC 463a. Magnificent portrait, beautiful style, and excellent metal. Lovely old cabinet toning. Superb Extremely Fine.
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Yes, "stunning" is a good descriptor. Will you do a run of the 12 Caesars?
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No way. Not even in silver. I might pick up some here and there if the right coins come up at the right price.
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You sound pretty sure at the moment, but I'm gonna wait and see where you go with this.
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The obverse has an almost medallic appearance about it, without any legend. Nice condition and even toning in this case helps.

As far as the 12 Caesars are concerned, I have never thought about it too much, but perhaps my approach would be much the same as the OP's, and most probably across all denominations of the period.
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The obverse has an almost medallic appearance about it, without any legend.



A keeper for sure.

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