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Constantinopolis Commemorative, What's The Worth Of This Coin?

 
 
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 Posted 03/24/2019  6:52 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add PrinceHarbinger to your friends list Get a Link to this Message



Title edited and moved to ancients subforum - Sap
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 Posted 03/24/2019  7:07 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Sap to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It's a relatively common coin. We can't see through the plastic to get a good idea of the coin's condition, but it's probably in the $20 range. Don't take it out of the holder, though; the provenance (where it was found) written ont he back might add some interest and value.

I will also move this to the Ancients subforum for more comment.
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 Posted 03/24/2019  7:23 pm  Show Profile   Check echizento's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add echizento to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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It's best to remove the coin from the 2x2 before you take a picture so we can see what the coin looks like. From what I can make out I would say between $10- $15.
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 Posted 03/24/2019  10:21 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Finn235 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'd say DON'T remove from the holder; your coin is provenanced to a 19th century dig, which is more valuable than the coin by itself. These are very common coins; yours probably isn't worth more than a few dollars on ebay, but the provenance would be worth a lot more to people who like ancients with a recorded recent history.
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 Posted 03/24/2019  10:49 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add january1may to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I'd say DON'T remove from the holder; your coin is provenanced to a 19th century dig, which is more valuable than the coin by itself. These are very common coins; yours probably isn't worth more than a few dollars on ebay, but the provenance would be worth a lot more to people who like ancients with a recorded recent history.


If nothing else, some day that 19th century provenance could mean you're allowed to keep it (or, with some luck, even sell it) when the cultural property laws hit...
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 Posted 03/24/2019  10:55 pm  Show Profile   Check echizento's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add echizento to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I only meant to take it out of the 2x2 to take pictures it could be put back in after.
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 Posted 03/24/2019  11:03 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add january1may to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I only meant to take it out of the 2x2 to take pictures it could be put back in after.
Depends on how the 2x2 is put together, but I wouldn't risk it myself. What would you do if the old staples don't survive the unbending and re-bending?
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 Posted 03/24/2019  11:39 pm  Show Profile   Check echizento's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add echizento to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
What's the big deal about this 2x2? I'm sure it's not from 1893 and if it adds any value to an otherwise common coin it's not going to be much. Anyone could have written that information at any time, there is not verifiable provenance to that information.
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 Posted 03/25/2019  03:41 am  Show Profile   Check spruett001's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add spruett001 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
with echizento. The 2x2 and writing on it prove nothing as far as provenance. It also hinders a good digital look at the coin. If this coin is worth more because of the poorly stored 2x2 it's in, then I need to rethink quite a bit.
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 Posted 03/25/2019  08:56 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Biancasdad to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Reminds me of my metal detecting finds from college.
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 Posted 03/26/2019  11:49 pm  Show Profile   Check ryurazu's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add ryurazu to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
And yet I see dumb dumb taking modern proof gold coins out of cases and leaving prints everywhere, just to take a photo and to weight the coin. O,o if you can afford a gold coin why don't you have a proper camera to do a high res photos. Weather that is the case for this coin I don't know. Personally I guess the extra info is better.
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 Posted 03/27/2019  2:46 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Claudius to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
They are fairly common ancient coins but very historical and important - struck to commemorate the founding of Constantinople.
Here is my example.. worth around $20.
Myself - I would take the coin out of the 2X2 so you can get a better look at the coin and maybe some
better photographs. Ancient coins are meant to be handled anyway... I would keep the 2X2 with the coin as a reference.

Here is mine:




A.D. 332-3
18mm 2.38gm
Obv. CONSTAN-TINOPOLIS laureate, helmeted, wearing imperial mantle, holding scepter.
Rev. Victory stg. on prow, holding long scepter in r. hand, and resting l. hand on shield.
in ex. TR P
RIC VII Trier 543
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 Posted 03/27/2019  3:34 pm  Show Profile   Check Masis's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Masis to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Well as you're in the US and provenance is always important, best to keep the coin holder. Not even worth taking it out as all the information is on the holder already. Mint of Heraclea. Quite unusual to have a coin from an eastern mint turning up in an archaeological excavation in the county of Hertfordshire, England. Most of the late Roman bronze coins that do turn up in such digs are from western mints like London, Trier, Lyons and Arles.
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 Posted 03/28/2019  7:26 pm  Show Profile   Check Masis's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Masis to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Doing a search, there doesn't seem to be a "Taddington" in the county of Hertfordshire (shortened to Herts).
There are towns of that name in the counties of Derbyshire and Gloucestershire.
I guess whoever wrote that on the holder got the find information confused.
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