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Offline Minimax88

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Herennius Etruscus antoninianus
« on: September 25, 2017, 06:21:23 PM »
I founded this scarce coin of Herennius Etruscus, son of Trajan Decius.

RIC 143
Sear 9521

Q HER ETR MES DECIVS NOB C
PIETAS AVGVSTORVM

Weight - 4.28g
Diameter - 20 mm

This green stuff as I'm told is hoarded patina. And it is not suberate coin.
I need opinion on this coin's condition, grade and should I try to acquire it. Thanks.

Offline Finn235

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Re: Herennius Etruscus antoninianus
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2017, 10:36:25 PM »
It's a nice coin with a much better portrait than most, but weak obverse legend, and overall weak reverse.

What's the asking price? I would consider it a bargain at $40 or less, would consider $40-60, but IMO it isn't worth more than $70.

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Re: Herennius Etruscus antoninianus
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2017, 10:47:48 PM »
It's hard to judge the green stuff. It looks innocent on the picture, so you may well be able to remove it with the S&S solution. If in reality, it looks lighter and blueish, it is bronze disease and must be removed as quickly as possible with S&S, a hot bath in S&S or by polishing and exposing to (preferably polluted) air.

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

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Re: Herennius Etruscus antoninianus
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2017, 11:20:22 PM »
Fin235, asking price is 65 euros but I will try to lower it.
About the green stuff, coin dealer told me that it could be removed with vinegar because it is good silver (around 40%).
But if I buy this one, I would try this S&S solution, it is a less abrasive IMO. Thank you both for your replies.  :)