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    ^^^LOL...glad you found it.
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    I recently sold a really ugly common binion silver dollar, got allot more than I paid for it. That old graded gold looks like money in the bank.

    Alexander had 22 mints going at one time. This Hellenistic period as it is known, an artistic time, and to greeks, a coin was known to be a work of of love. So much so that some of the designs were minted 200 years after the leaders of the time were gone. A little prior, hundreds of years, some greek guy King Croesus is famed with putting together the first bi-metallic currency ever with one gold stater being equal to 20 silver staters.

    Alexanders father Phillip II minted allot of gold at the time, good man. His silver coin is known as the one with the horse and Zeus on obverse. Anyway, just some trivia I took from a book the beauty and lore of coins currency and medals printed in 74 done by some Smithsonian curators at the time.

    A little more on Alexander silver coin specifically.

    http://www.coinsoftime.com/Articles/...the_Great.html
    Last edited by everything1; 04-24-2021 at 10:39 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by everything1 View Post
    I recently sold a really ugly common binion silver dollar, got allot more than I paid for it. That old graded gold looks like money in the bank.

    Alexander had 22 mints going at one time. This Hellenistic period as it is known, an artistic time, and to greeks, a coin was known to be a work of of love. So much so that some of the designs were minted 200 years after the leaders of the time were gone. A little prior, hundreds of years, some greek guy King Croesus is famed with putting together the first bi-metallic currency ever with one gold stater being equal to 20 silver staters.

    Alexanders father Phillip II minted allot of gold at the time, good man. His silver coin is known as the one with the horse and Zeus on obverse. Anyway, just some trivia I took from a book the beauty and lore of coins currency and medals printed in 74 done by some Smithsonian curators at the time.

    A little more on Alexander silver coin specifically.

    http://www.coinsoftime.com/Articles/...the_Great.html
    Good info...Alexander is my favorite of them all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pyrite View Post
    I don't go whole hog into ancients since reading the NGC guarantee.

    "NGC Ancients is committed to grading only genuine coins, but it does not guarantee authenticity, genuineness or attribution, nor is any guarantee of these aspects implied. NGC Ancients will only holder coins it considers genuine at the time of submission, but it cannot guarantee the authenticity, genuineness, type, attribution or date of any coin it holders. Unlike modern coins, which often benefit from well-documented, scientific parameters for the verification of authenticity, there rarely is conclusive data for ancient coins, and generally there is no surviving documentation to verify production characteristics.

    Almost without exception, ancient coins have been recovered from burial, either under land or water. Some recoveries date back centuries, while others are more recent. Even in ancient times, coins were counterfeited, copied and imitated. If a particular submitted coin can positively be connected to a specific find or recovery that is documented, or is on track for documentation, it will be so designated if requested to do so by the submitter. However, even with these coins there can be no guarantee of their genuineness."

    I don't think it's a killer, but it still slowed me waaaaaay down on ancients.
    Hi, I love coins and also ancient coins, but i know that it is sometimes difficult to determine if handstruck coins are authentic or not.
    One day i visited the site of Taxila and i bought in the vicinity a silver coin, they guaranteed me that it was an authentic coin, maybe yes, probably not, it is a souvenir from a fantastic voyage and that is it. But i saw how also how they coined old new coins...and it was impossible to say they were authentic or not. Also in Northern Africa they are also able to " produce" ancient roman carthagene coins, there used to be lots of such coins in France in the seventies. I never bought.

    When coins are SO immaculate as some shown, i have some doubts. I love to see them, but never would buy at rtop prices, because one never is sure, until now there DNA doesn't exist.

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    Hey Mighty one, do you have any silver ancients from Cyrene or Kyrene mint, preferably something small and cheap? Trying to get a coin from each nation on the earth and Libya is being a bugger.
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    Quote Originally Posted by windweaver77 View Post
    Hey Mighty one, do you have any silver ancients from Cyrene or Kyrene mint, preferably something small and cheap? Trying to get a coin from each nation on the earth and Libya is being a bugger.
    Sorry WW, most of my collection is Roman and Greek.
    Politicians and diapers must be changed often, and for the same reason. -Mark Twain

    The purpose of life is to matter, to be productive, to have it make some difference that you lived at all. -Leo Rosten

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    Wow this thread has 10k views.
    Politicians and diapers must be changed often, and for the same reason. -Mark Twain

    The purpose of life is to matter, to be productive, to have it make some difference that you lived at all. -Leo Rosten

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miteysquirrel View Post
    Sorry WW, most of my collection is Roman and Greek.
    The coins I refer to are Roman and Greek, just minted in colonial holdings in a place called Cyrene or Kyrene, respectively.
    "Compulsory altruism is none too altruistic." - me

    "All of us necessarily hold many casual opinions that are ludicrously wrong simply because life is far too short for us to think through even a small fraction of the topics that we come across." -- Julian Simon

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    Quote Originally Posted by windweaver77 View Post
    The coins I refer to are Roman and Greek, just minted in colonial holdings in a place called Cyrene or Kyrene, respectively.
    I will take a look tonight.
    Politicians and diapers must be changed often, and for the same reason. -Mark Twain

    The purpose of life is to matter, to be productive, to have it make some difference that you lived at all. -Leo Rosten

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miteysquirrel View Post
    I will take a look tonight.
    Thank you!!!
    "Compulsory altruism is none too altruistic." - me

    "All of us necessarily hold many casual opinions that are ludicrously wrong simply because life is far too short for us to think through even a small fraction of the topics that we come across." -- Julian Simon

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