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Rome / Re: Aemilian antoninianus
« Last post by Figleaf on Today at 10:41:52 PM »
There is no market for a coin like that. It is worth what you personally think it is worth. Hence my reply above and that's why it is impossible to overpay if you pay what you think it is worth. The trap is not overpaying but being dishonest either with yourself or with your budget.

Peter
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Rome / Re: Aemilian antoninianus
« Last post by Minimax88 on Today at 10:29:33 PM »
Interesting aspects, but I see your point. I just wondered is this over payment. True collector will pay any price for the coin he is looking for years.
Thanks guys for your replies. Will think a bit before I make my final decision.

Regards
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Rome / Re: Aemilian antoninianus
« Last post by Figleaf on Today at 10:07:14 PM »
I have never paid that much for a single coin, so I may not be a good witness.

Did you know that ladies are said to wear 20% of their wardrobe 80% of the time? That children are said to play with 20% of their toys 80% of the time? Let's assume that your question can be framed in these terms also.

What do you do with your coins 80% of the time? Study them? Show them to everyone, like holiday pictures? Write about them? Make a mark in a catalogue and give them a rightful place in an album but not much else? Compare your collection to those of others and get happiness out of having coins others don't have? Something else? A combination of the above?

What are the top 20% of your coins you handle most? New acquisitions? Coins you like best? Those that fall out of their carton? Those that form a time line? Subtle varieties of the same type? Random coins? Another criterium? A combination of the above?

With the answers to the two questions above, you should be able to determine if this coin will be one of the 20% in your collection you will ogle 80% of the time. If it isn't, don't buy. If it is, look at your budget, think of what you can't buy and you should be able to decide if the coin is worth the price to you.

Peter
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Wildlife and agriculture / Re: Oak leaves
« Last post by <k> on Today at 07:52:38 PM »


Vichy France, 50 centimes and 1 franc, 1942.



See: Vichy France: Its history and coinage.
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Wildlife and agriculture / Re: Oak leaves
« Last post by <k> on Today at 07:50:55 PM »


Vichy France, 20 centimes, 1944.
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Wildlife and agriculture / Re: Oak leaves
« Last post by <k> on Today at 07:50:18 PM »


Vichy France, 20 centimes, 1941.
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Wildlife and agriculture / Re: Oak leaves
« Last post by <k> on Today at 07:49:49 PM »


Vichy France, 10 centimes, 1941.
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Wildlife and agriculture / Re: Oak leaves
« Last post by <k> on Today at 07:47:56 PM »


Croatia, 5 lipa, 2010.
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Wildlife and agriculture / Re: Oak leaves
« Last post by <k> on Today at 07:46:18 PM »


Albania (under Italian occupation), 0.10 lek, 1940. 



See: Coinage of Albania under Italian occupation.
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That is brilliant - Thank you! I am ashamed to admit Ilkhan is an entirely new area for me. From Numista I can certainly see similarities to the Ilkhan coins of the 14th century, so a label for a contemporary forgery of one of those is a big step forward.
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