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    Quote Originally Posted by bronkster1967 View Post
    Mitey, it's definitely an attractive coin, for sure- even though ancients aren't in my wheelhouse. It's enough for me trying to master the ones I do collect- mostly US Type coins. There are so many nuances, so many variations and varieties to ancients. Kings, queens, rulers, rarity sometimes based on how long they were in power, etc..

    And the truth is even though I've been collecting a long time, I wouldn't be able to tell if that Alexander is from 320 BC or my neighbor just made it yesterday in his garage. I can tell more "modern" coin fakes- you know, from the 1700's and up. Their authenticity is something I'm able to discern (or not).

    I'm probably just not awake yet (coffee is almost finished brewing, thank God), but were you saying that it's 14K, as in $14,000? or 14K, as in its probable gold purity? I know you're much more studied in ancients than I am, but in this case, I'd follow Digbird's advice and definitely wait until it's been slabbed by either one of the top 2 TPG services. Probably NGC as I've heard they do a really good job with ancients. Either way, it's a gorgeous coin...
    Yes $14k ish...depending on grade...its being sent out after I get a chance to hold history.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bronkster1967 View Post
    Mitey, it's definitely an attractive coin, for sure- even though ancients aren't in my wheelhouse. It's enough for me trying to master the ones I do collect- mostly US Type coins. There are so many nuances, so many variations and varieties to ancients. Kings, queens, rulers, rarity sometimes based on how long they were in power, etc..

    And the truth is even though I've been collecting a long time, I wouldn't be able to tell if that Alexander is from 320 BC or my neighbor just made it yesterday in his garage. I can tell more "modern" coin fakes- you know, from the 1700's and up. Their authenticity is something I'm able to discern (or not).

    I'm probably just not awake yet (coffee is almost finished brewing, thank God), but were you saying that it's 14K, as in $14,000? or 14K, as in its probable gold purity? I know you're much more studied in ancients than I am, but in this case, I'd follow Digbird's advice and definitely wait until it's been slabbed by either one of the top 2 TPG services. Probably NGC as I've heard they do a really good job with ancients. Either way, it's a gorgeous coin...
    I wouldn't know what this coin was without expert help. My friend who owns the coin shop is very knowledgeable on the ancients.

    If I get it i'll post a pic of it slabbled....to be continued.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Miteysquirrel View Post
    I wouldn't know what this coin was without expert help. My friend who owns the coin shop is very knowledgeable on the ancients.

    If I get it i'll post a pic of it slabbled....to be continued.
    Awesome. Good luck, bro!

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    Good luck, kiddo!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Miteysquirrel View Post
    14kish depending on grade.

    You dont see too many of these, in fact ive never seen one before.
    Thanks for the reply, Squirrel. More moola than I thought, but like I said, I'm not schooled in these rarities. Hope it grades well for you. You're right about rarity, as I've never seen one of these fella's before your post. It's Mitey-fine, pun intended. Good luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by digbird View Post
    Thanks for the reply, Squirrel. More moola than I thought, but like I said, I'm not schooled in these rarities. Hope it grades well for you. You're right about rarity, as I've never seen one of these fella's before your post. It's Mitey-fine, pun intended. Good luck.
    https://prnt.sc/kA5-hudlD5-X im ready to add this to my collection...not only do I love these as artifacts,...they are insurance, gold on steroids.

    I highly encourage you stackers to look into these at your coins shops.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Miteysquirrel View Post
    https://prnt.sc/kA5-hudlD5-X im ready to add this to my collection...not only do I love these as artifacts,...they are insurance, gold on steroids.

    I highly encourage you stackers to look into these at your coins shops.
    I would love to, but the closest coin shop is 450 miles away. I like to see the coins or inspect them before I buy. Kinda sucks.

    This coin scored pretty well, plus the verifying must give you peace of mind.

    You make a good point about these types of coins holding their value.
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