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My First Ancient Coin

 
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 Posted 05/12/2021  2:24 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add stgaudens to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
This is my first ancient coin:

https://www.greatcollections.com/Co...int-NGC-Fine

Unfortunately it hasn't arrived in Germany yet but I hope it won't take too long... I love the history behind this coin as well as the original toning :D In my opinion, the overall eye appeal of the coin is great despite the bad condition.
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 Posted 05/12/2021  3:27 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bob L to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A Trajan denarius is a good starting point for an ancients collection. Attractive coin. Congrats.
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 Posted 05/12/2021  3:34 pm  Show Profile   Check echizento's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add echizento to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A nice coin for your first ancient. You will always pay a little extra for a slabbed coin, you did well with one.
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 Posted 05/12/2021  7:47 pm  Show Profile   Check chafemasterj's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add chafemasterj to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Well done. She's a beauty!
Check out my counterstamped Lincoln Cent collection:
https://www.coincommunity.com/forum...IC_ID=303507
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 Posted 05/12/2021  10:17 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jskirwin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Every collection starts with the first. Mine was a denarius of Marcus Aurelius in 2014. I've bought more expensive coins, but that first purchase sticks with you.
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 Posted 05/13/2021  10:40 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add stgaudens to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you for your nice comments :D I have been reading a lot about silver coins, especially ancient ones and I have heard that most coins don't have their original hoard toning, but are cleaned after being found and over time, collection toning is forming. Do you think this coin has it's original hoard patina or is it old collection toning?
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 Posted 05/13/2021  11:08 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bob L to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I think it's very probable that the coin was cleaned at some point (or points) since antiquity, and that the toning is more recent.
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