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 Posted 05/23/2008  11:41 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add swamperbob to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I am listing 60+ coins over the next 3 days for a friend from Raleigh. They belonged to a long time collector (now deceased) and cover a wide range of interest. His widow has finally decided to sell off his collection. I have examined over 1000 coins from the collection thus far and have provided authentication and appraisals. The collection was assembled between 1965 and 1985 (roughly). The listings have been very accurate, but I am getting out of my area of expertise - except to confirm that they are real. I can't read Arabic or Tibetan so I am only so sure ?

This first group I was asked to sell includes a wide mix of material. Some from Tibet (mostly 20th century) some ancient (Roman and Roman Egypt) with some silver. One nice Scottish 20 pence.

I have estimated a wholesale value for each and got dealer offers on the better material.

Please check them out - eBay ID swamperbob

Hadrian 117 - 130 AD AR Denarius Silver Item number: 200225465490
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dl...200225465490
Titurius- Sabinus- Rape of the Sabines- Denarius- 89 BC Item number: 200225587953 and 200225592850.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dl...200225587953

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dl...200225592850
My book on Counterfeit Portrait 8Rs is available from Amazon http://ccfgo.com/TheUnrealReales or from me directly if you want it signed.
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05/23/2008 11:49 pm
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 Posted 05/24/2008  7:48 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Parklane64 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Veeeery nice.
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 Posted 06/01/2008  09:19 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add halfabustisbetter to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Great auctions Bob--I've tried bidding on several coins but haven't got the ones I want. I was outbid on the counterfeit Mexican which I was going to offer back to you because I know you wanted it (I did too but probably 1% less than you!). I didn't want to discuss it with you before the auction closed as that would have been improper. It's a moot point since my bid didn't win, but I have been enjoying the auctions and seeing the interests of the collector--a part of whose life the coins represent.
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 Posted 06/01/2008  11:06 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add bobby131313 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Swamperbob's auctions. That's usually faster than eBay and certainly easier to sort and bookmark. If anyone else wants on let me know.
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 Posted 06/01/2008  2:59 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add swamperbob to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks bobby - that link is neat. I think I am still operating in the stone age.

Thanks also to half - but you need to complete reading the listing. I edited it. The Mexican 10 centavo is REAL. The edge of the coin (where it was filed) showed what I thought was a copper core, but I didn't really study it properly and I didn't run tests on the edge because I was worried about additional damage. Of course I KNEW IT WAS FAKE because a Double double was impossible. Well, silverfox1 corrected me on that point - this particular year does come with BOTH dies double hubbed. So I tested the edge like I should have originally and found it was a silver sulfide toning which mimics an aged copper color.

Sometimes I will jump to a conclusion, when it meets what I think is right, but I always try to accept correction. In this case, Tom knows a whole lot more about the Decimal series than I do. The Hermosillo mint in 1872 must have been opearting under primitive conditions. They were able to hub their dies but apparently needed to hub each die multiple times. Tom says the double double hub is actually more common in 1872 than is a single image hub.

Good object lesson for me about taking my time.

My book on Counterfeit Portrait 8Rs is available from Amazon http://ccfgo.com/TheUnrealReales or from me directly if you want it signed.
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 Posted 06/01/2008  7:05 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add halfabustisbetter to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
You're right, Bob, I guess I was confused by the listing. I thought I read it but must have missed something. Oh, well. Still would have liked to have won it though.
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