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 Posted 09/19/2017  10:31 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Finn235 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Cleaning out some clutter and duplicates as I upgrade, downsize and focus.

As before, I accept paypal, check, cash. Shipping is $3 anywhere in the US; orders over $50 ship free! Message me for international shipping - it can get expensive.

All prices negotiable!

Sassanian Empire
For those not familiar, the Sassanian empire arose in 224 following the rebellion of Ardashir against the Parthian empire. Claiming descent from the Achaemenid monarchs, their coins are all inscribed in Pahlavi, and feature a fanciful bust of the king (each king wears a different hat, so it is easy to tell them apart) on the obverse, and a fire altar flanked by attendants - a symbol of the Zoroastrian state religion. These all weigh about 4 grams, and are very wide, thin coins, generally around 30-33mm.

1. Khusro I (531-579) AR Drachm, uncertain year & mint
$18



Very weak portrait strike, but doesn't look so bad in hand. Good reverse style, a throwback to the more artistically sophisticated earlier drachms.

2. Hormizd IV (579-590) AR Drachm, mint "MY" (Meshan, Iraq), Year 11 (590)
Ex Hubert Lanz
$35



Nice even dark tone and a good portrait. Somewhat weak reverse, but still legible.

3. Hormizd IV AR Drachm, mint "GW" (Goyman, Media?), Year 10?
$30



Very weak obverse strike, but superb reverse. Nearly uncirculated; nice and flashy with good relief.

4. Khusro II (590-628) AR Drachm, mint "LAM" (Ram-Hormizd, Khuzistan), Year 10 (600)
$30



HUGE flan, nice and flashy with some good toning. Somewhat weak strike, but legends are clear.

5. Khusro II AR Drachm, uncertain mint and year
$25



Nice dark tone, and a superb portrait, but very weak reverse strike.


Miscellaneous modern, world, and ancient coins

6. Korea, 1/4 Yang 1898 (copper-nickel)
$16


7. China, Kwang-Tung 20 cents (.500-ish silver) 1920
$15



8. China, Kirin 3.6 Candareens (AKA 5 cents) Late 1890s?
$9


9. Sweden 1 Ore 1721, super overstrike!
$25


Very interesting low-pressure overstrike on a 1718 or 1719 emergency issue coin, most likely one of these: https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces20824.html Not uncommon as an overstrike, but this one has a lot of nice interference from the undertype!

10. German States, Brandenburg-Bayreuth 1 Kreuzer 1752
Frederick, Margrave of Brandenburg-Bayreuth
$20


A little over-cleaned, but really good details in such a small coin.

11. Venezuela 5 bolivares 1903, minted at Philadelphia
$30



Better date! Nice crown sized coin, also a 6 pointer on NGC's registry set.

12. Venezuela 2 Bolivares 1887
$20

Nice semi-key coin, 200,000 mintage.

13. Swiss Cantons, Freiburg, 2 kreuzers 1713
$12

Nice unusual coin

14. Prussia, 6 groscher 1756, Cleves mint
Frederick the Great
$10

See: http://goccf.com/t/296135. Weight is too low; may be a contemporary forgery.

15. Japan, 50 sen 1898 (Meiji 31)
$40



Some slight toning on the reverse, but a very solid AU - looks great in hand!

16. Hungary Denar, 1530
$14


17. Hungary Denar, 1535
$18


18. Hungary Denar, 1620?
$8


19. Hungary Denar, 1564
$10


20. Hungary Denar, 1571?
$5



21. Hungary Duarius, 1700
$15


Slightly bent and probably over cleaned, but a scarcer issue and nice in hand.

22. Coin weight - England 1/2 Angel - 5s 6d
James I - 1612-1619
$15


Would have been used to validate the "half angel" coin while it was worth 5 1/2 shillings for seven years between 1612 and 1619. Probably cast aside as worthless after. Reverse is pretty worn, but features the angel Michael spearing a serpent, and the obverse shows the value, V Shillings, VI D (pence)

23. Ancient Iberia, AE As, Bolskan
25mm, 9.9g
150-100 BC
Obv: Male head right, dolphin behind
Rev: Horseman galloping right, "BOLSKAN" in Iberic below (clearer in hand)
$25


Ancient Spain was first colonized by the Celts, then the Phoenicians, then it was a nominally Latinized colony of Rome from the end of the second Punic war until the reign of Augustus.

24. Celtic "Ring Money" lot of 2
$20 for both


25. France, Mint souvenir Medal, "Last year of the Franc, 2001"
$30

Got this as a YN in 2001 as a freebie at a coin show. Looks to be a fairly popular collector's item now. Still in the capsule I got it in.

26. Trajan Decius (249-251) AR antoninianus
GENIVS EXERCITVS ILLVRICIANI or similar, Genius of Illyria standing with patera and cornucopia, standard behind
RIC 18?
$12

Nice less common reverse, but the years haven't been kind to it.

27. Gordian III (238-244) AR Antoninianus
LIBERALITAS AVG III, Liberalitas standing, holding coin-counter and cornucopia. RIC 67
$25


Liberalitas was essentailly a PR festival for the Romans. Traditionally after a major victory or other milestone, the Emperor and his associates would distribute these commemorative coins to the public. In this case, it is believed Gordian III's third liberalitas commemorates the quelling the rebellion of Silbannicus in Africa in 240.

28. Valerian II BI Antoninianus, posthumous issue
CONSECRATIO, flaming altar. RIC 24
$15


I have always seen Valerian II's story as one of the saddest of the middle Roman Empire. When his grandfather Valerian and father Gallienus became emperors in 253, Valerian needed to seem like he had a plan. So the teenaged Valerian II was nominated as Caesar. Things got shaky, so he was sent to keep stability in Sirmium (Serbia) while the emperors went to campaign elsewhere. Gallienus then gets word in 258 that his son is dead, zero explanation. Not long after, the general who was supposed to be protecting the teenager proclaimed himself emperor, revealing that the boy had probably been assasinated. These consecration issues were produced for a few years after 258. This one has a very weak obverse, but a superb reverse.

29. Julia Maesa, AR Denarius 218-235
Pudicita seated, RIC 268
$12


Julia Maesa was the grand architect of the late Severan dynasty, toppling the emperor Macrinus and installing her grandson Elagabalus as emperor. He could not be controlled, so she had him killed along with her own daughter, and installed her other grandson Alexander. This is a true denarius (unlike the one in my other sale) but it took a nasty hit at some point in its life. Better in hand than in pics.

30. Valerian AE Antoninianus, 253-260
APOLINI PROPVG, Apollo drawing back bow. RIC 74
$6


Very nice and scarcer reverse type, but big flan crack, hence the discount. Valerian was captured by Sassanian emperor Shapur I, and is said to have been executed by having molten gold poured down his throat.

31.Jamaica, 1973 proof set (Franklin Mint)
$8


Bought these on impulse. Apparently broken out of the FM packaging before it did any further damage. Reverse of the 24 cent is clouded, rest are in great shape. Mintage 12,000 for all types.

32. Trinidad & Tobago 1973 proof set (Franklin Mint)
$7


Another salvaged proof set, some slight clouding on the obverse of most coins. Single-year design (different font on the numbers in the denomination) used only for this set. Mintage 20,000 for all.

I don't have images, but I am drowning in miscellaneous world coins since jumping ship on a OFEC set. Catalog for most types is $0.50 - $5 each. Message me and we can work a deal.

I also have a lot of common, lower grade bronze ancients, from about Claudius II (268) through Theodosius II. $1.50 each or message me to work out bulk deals.

Thanks for looking!
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Edited by Finn235
09/19/2017 10:39 am
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 Posted 09/19/2017  2:25 pm  Show Profile   Check seal006's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add seal006 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Would you happen to have any Third Reich coins you would be willing to sell?

I am always buying coins. If you have something to sell, please PM me.
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 Posted 09/19/2017  3:01 pm  Show Profile   Check Crazyb0's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Crazyb0 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Sending PM soon, workin' on it!
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 Posted 09/20/2017  09:39 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Finn235 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Following items are SOLD:

9 - Sweden 1 Ore 1721
10 - Brandenburg-Bayreuth kreuzer
13 - 1713 Freiburg
14 - Prussia 1756
19 - Hungary 1564
22 - Half Angel coin weight
27 - Gordian III
29 - Julia Maesa
30 - Valerian

@seal006, I do have some extra third Reich coins I could sell, but mostly junk bin lower denominations. I can PM you a list when I have a chance to check.
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Quote:
@seal006, I do have some extra third Reich coins I could sell, but mostly junk bin lower denominations. I can PM you a list when I have a chance to check


I would appreciate that.

I am always buying coins. If you have something to sell, please PM me.
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 Posted 09/29/2017  1:44 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Finn235 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Sorry for the delay; busy week. I have the following third reich coins to sell:

1pf 1938 F
1PF 1938 E
1pf 1939 A
1pf 1941 F
5pf 1943 A
10pf 1941 E
10pf 1940 A
50pf 1940 A

About average circulated, the zinc coins are a bit rough. I have a fair number of German empire coins as well, but already sold the West German coins.

Also, for casual readers, I'm about to put up a bunch of my Japanese duplicates on eBay; lots of silver and better value base metal, 1870s through early 1950s, plus modern commemoratives. Anyone want first dibs?
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 Posted 10/02/2017  09:50 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Finn235 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Following are SOLD:

17. Hungary Denar 1535
21. Hungary Duarius 1700
23. Iberia, Bolskan
26. Trajan Decius
28. Valerian II
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Edited by Finn235
10/02/2017 09:50 am
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