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11/24/2021 7:32 pm
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 Posted 11/24/2021  7:48 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add radars_teddy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Bringing the conversation back to your coin, I really like this Prutah @rad. I got one from my grandfather when I was younger. Didn't think to ask him if he got it in his pocket change though.

Have you considered removing it from that plastic tomb so that you can handle it like so many before you? I see a bit of a rim nick, but otherwise looks pretty sturdy.


I asked my father to have it slabbed. I prefer it that way since it is now authenticated, and I can track it a little bit better now since it has a serial number, and I like the slabs.

Many ancient collectors don't prefer this, but it is a misnomer to think the coin was handled for 2 millennia. It was buried somewhere, and not in general circulation. This particular coin came from a dig in Israel. The encapsulation is protecting it from a thousand likely events that would otherwise destroy it. It is a nicer example and I got it from a licensed dealer in Israel when I was learning there.
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 Posted 11/24/2021  8:02 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add livingwater to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Generally I prefer unslabbed ancient coins. I enjoy holding them. But in your case totally understandable. I don't mind EF or rare ancient coins being slabbed. The part that bothers me, I've seen slabbed ancient coins that are worth little, very worn barely identifiable and novice collectors buy them at much higher prices than they are worth. The slabbing may have cost more than the coin.


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11/24/2021 8:18 pm
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The slabbing may have cost more than the coin.


oye - oye -

I am so guilty of that !


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 Posted 11/24/2021  8:31 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add livingwater to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That's an interesting video to watch. I've seen it. In years past I bought coins from David Hendin back when he had regular lists. He's a great man in the numismatic field, one of THE experts in ancient Jewish coinage. I have his Guide to Biblical Coins book, signed, not the newest edition yet.
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