Hello, I want to purchase my first coin and I would greatly appreciate any and all advice. My son is turning 25 yrs old and would be thrilled to get a Marcus Aurelius coin. I am comfortable spending up to $200.00 HELP!
Biddr is a great auction site that usually has multiple auctions ending per week. I would highly recommend Savoca for nice entry-level coins, and they ship FedEx, so you can typically expect your winnings to be on your front porch within about 72 hours of sending payment.
I would personally recommend that you go for a larger bronze, because denarii can be a bit of a let down, as they are often smaller than a US dime. Sestertii are more around half dollar size (or a bit bigger) and a good 4-5mm thick.