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26 Sep 2019

2008 "Perfect" Oklahoma Quarter

Ancient Coins | JudeA

I got home today and checked the mail. I didn't expect it to come this early in the mail, but it did. I finally got my thing I won from the YN auction! The package included my quarter which is graded by NGC as being PF(70) Ultra Cameo with 90% Silver. It also had this holographic token thing in it. I don't really know what that is and if any other YN's got that could you please let me know. I also got my YN dollar requests, (YN80 total.) They also sent me a random 1 YN dollar bill, so now I have the type set to YN dollars. There is the YN100, YN50, YN20, YN10, YN5, and YN1. Also I received a 2019 D cent and a blank planchet cent in the YN dollar request form, I don't really know why I got that, but I'll take it! If you guys want to see the coin I won go to the 2019 auction catalog and it is lot #85. Happy Hunting and I hope that the other YN's will be receiving their wins soon to!

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03 Sep 2019

aorta A guide for the Roman coin collector book review guide

Ancient Coins | SALMON

aorta is a confusing book but when you learn how to use it it makes sense and is a pretty helpful guide on identifying Roman coins. how the book works is: it lists all the busts, then obverses, then reverses, then types, then mints. Find the correct ruler in the book. Choose the correct information and match it with the pre-matched information after the unchosen information. This is the value of your coin. also provided is information about the ruler and the coins produced by the ruler. below the information on the coins produced by the ruler a rectangle encasing rarity and average price of the coins first, there is the number of coins produced by the ruler and the rarity rating by coinvac (now coryssahttp://www.coryssa.org/index.php/home/index) followed by the rank of the coin ex. 85th concludes with ebay and auction average prices the auction prices refer to the higher-end options, for example, ms64 coins are sold less on ebay than in auctions.

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01 Aug 2019

Why are ancient coins less valuable than 19th century silver coins

Ancient Coins | SALMON

It is funny because ancient coins have so much more history than 19th-century silver coins (a roman person may have held the same coin that you are holding). I think that coins should be viewed by not just their rarity but also their history, for example, a 1906 Indian head penny that was the time of the San Francisco earthquake. 19th-century silver coins like Morgan dollars they may be silver coins but they don't have much history.next time you are at a local coin shop look for coins that look cool and have a rich history.

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09 Jun 2019

The Oldest Coin in the World

Ancient Coins | user_65360

This is a pitcher of the oldest coin in the world this coin can be found in the British Museum. This coin has only one side and the side with a pitcher shows a roaring lion witch is the symbol of the Lydian Kings they created it around 610-600 BC. Its size is close to a dime in diameter but closer to the weight of a quarter. If you were looking for this coin in the time it was being made you could find it in modern day Turkey. This coin was made of electrum witch is a natural or artificial alloy of gold with at least 20 percent silver, used for jewelry, especially in ancient times, this coin was worth close to one paycheck for the month.

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03 Jun 2019

Guide to Biblical Coins by David Hendin

Ancient Coins | Ancient Collector

Several times I have recommended this book for those interested in the coinage of bible times, but have always admitted that I have never read it. Well, I found a bookseller who had it on "special" so I could no longer resist. Did it live up to my expectations? Has my reputation been destroyed by recommending a dud? Is the book worth $85.00? Stay tuned !!! Or should I say, read on !

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20 May 2019

Ancient Coin Grades

Ancient Coins | RPSeitz

I am fairly new to Ancient Coin collecting and want to pass on what I learn to others that may also be new to Ancient Coins. Here is what I have learned about Ancient Coin grades.

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13 May 2019

Cleaning Ancient Coins

Ancient Coins | RPSeitz

An inexpensive way to purchase Ancient Coins is to purchase them unclean. This means to purchase them as they look immediately after they are literally dug out of the ground. These coins are often heavily encrusted and difficult to see. The coins in this condition must be cleaned in order to identify them.

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30 Apr 2019

Coins of the Bible

Ancient Coins | RPSeitz

As I have mentioned in other Blog Posts, I have decided to collect Ancient Coins and more specifically, I have decided to begin by collecting coins that are discussed in the Bible. I just finished reading a book that I found helpful called Coins of the Bible by Arthur Friedberg.

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16 Apr 2019

Ancient Coins of the Bible

Ancient Coins | RPSeitz

Well, I have decided to begin my Ancient Coin Collection by acquiring the Ancient Coins of the Bible. I bought the first of the collection yesterday. My first Biblical Coin is called a "Widows Mite" or a "Lepton". These coins are called "Widow's Mites" because of the story in the Bible, which tells about a poor widow woman who gave her last two lepton bronze coins to the treasury of the Jewish temple. The passage appears in Mark 12:41-44: "And Jesus sat over against the treasury and beheld how the people cast money into the treasury: and many that were rich cast in much. And there came a certain poor widow, and she threw in two mites, which make a farthing. And he called unto him his disciples and saith unto them, 'Verily I say unto you, That this poor widow hath cast more in, than all they which have cast into the treasury: For all, they did cast in of their abundance; but she of her want did cast in all that she had, even all her living.'"

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29 Mar 2019

The Widow And Her Two Mites- A Lesson in Christianity

Ancient Coins | A.J.

coins in the holy land were interesting, and are great coins to collect. i have one, (but for showings, i'm showing a widows mite from online.) it was made from bronze, and was minted over 2000 years ago. it was made during the reign of Alexander Jannaeus. it has a reference from the book of Mark, stating:"And Jesus sat over against the treasury, and beheld how the people cast money into the treasury; and many that were rich cast in much. And there came a certain poor widow, and she threw in two mites, witch make a farthing. And he called unto him, his disciples, and saith unto them, "Verily I say unto you, This poor widow hath cast more in, than all they which have cast into the treasury"; For all they did cast in of their abundance, but she of her want did cast in all that she had, even all her living."- Mark, 12:41If you want this coin, you can get a mint on for about $50. Its a Great way to start an ancient collection, especially because of the cheap pricing.

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