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 Posted 12/24/2018  10:06 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jskirwin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
AlRashid
It's a hobby. It's supposed to be fun. When it's no longer fun then it's time to set it aside for a bit and come at it with a new perspective.

One thing I might suggest since you are buying what to me is high-end stuff is to pay to have it authenticated by David Sear.
https://www.davidrsear.com/certification.html

He's not cheap, but if he authenticates your coin then you can be almost certain it's authentic. Also, it's hard for a seller to argue if he says it's fake.

Hang in there.
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 Posted 12/25/2018  04:41 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Palouche to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Buy some cheapies that are fun but won't bother you much if they turn out fake.
I agree!

Hi Alrashid, I've only been collecting ancients for about 6 years now and haven't paid more than 60 euros for any of my coins....There are so many directions, types and series that can be collected cheaply and with a lot less risk of being faked.....Enjoy!

Have a happy christmas break...Paul
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 Posted 12/25/2018  07:44 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add AlRashid to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hi Paul and Jskirwin

I agree. The reason I started with expensive coins was that I tend to enjoy silver coins specially tetradrachms much more and don't enjoy bronze coins much. Plus with silver coins, I always tested them with XRF and knew what trace elements should be there in genuine ones but with bronze coins I don't think XRF can help much. But As you said yes, collecting expensive silver coins also has the risk with it so that is why I always asked few opinions to be sure. When everyone agrees and have consensus on authenticity then I consider it but even when a non expert with some reason that makes sense argues that it could be suspicious and if his reason makes sense then I avoid the coin even if all more experts don't agree with him. I think one person is prone to mistake but when 10 people agree on something the chance of mistake is much less .

Happy christmas
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