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Old Jul 4, 2007, 06:13 PM   #31
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Look at the industry he works in................are you so surprised.

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Now now simmer down my good fellow numismatisists, I am happy to revert to USD5000 or whatever price takes your fancy. As for the markets in Asia - crazy China shares just like tech bubble. Could take years to blow but it will When people buy the lowest price shares because they get more of them for USD10, you know there is not a lot of thought going in...

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Old Jul 4, 2007, 07:22 PM   #32
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Now now simmer down my good fellow numismatisists, I am happy to revert to USD5000 or whatever price takes your fancy. As for the markets in Asia - crazy China shares just like tech bubble. Could take years to blow but it will When people buy the lowest price shares because they get more of them for USD10, you know there is not a lot of thought going in...

Yours meekly

Alex

Tee Hee

Just trying to see if you were paying attention.

Hope you enjoyed the fireworks the other night.

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Old Jul 7, 2007, 12:04 PM   #33
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I'll take a guess and say http://www.ancients.info/gallery/sho...php/photo/4856 for..... $9,000? I have no clue what coins like these go for



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Old Jul 8, 2007, 03:26 PM   #34
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Updated Guess list: as of 7/8/07 (one week before end of contest)

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AnemicOak Sept. Severus Aeternit Imperi Aureus $14,000.00
http://www.ancients.info/gallery/sho...php/photo/4846
Buzzygirl Philip Arrhidaeus AU Stater ?
http://www.ancients.info/gallery/sho...php/photo/4845
Cogito Maximianus Virtus Augg Hind Aureus $16,500.00
http://www.ancients.info/gallery/sho...php/photo/4862
AlexB Claudius Minerva As $5,000.00
http://www.ancients.info/gallery/sho...php/photo/4915
ember Lucius Verus Rex Armen Dat Aureus $17,500.00
http://www.ancients.info/gallery/sho...php/photo/4847
4to2centophilia Elagabalus Fides Exercitus Aureus $14,762.33
http://www.ancients.info/gallery/sho...php/photo/4858
GMoneti L Aelius Caesar Trib Pot COS II Aureus $14,000.00
http://www.ancients.info/gallery/sho...php/photo/4853
Marsmike Akragas AR Tetradrachm $25,000.00
http://www.ancients.info/gallery/sho...php/photo/4797
ancientcoins Divus Claudius aureus $9,000.00
http://www.ancients.info/gallery/sho...php/photo/4856

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Old Jul 11, 2007, 01:22 PM   #35
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Ahoy all Coin Guess procrastinators! Tempus fugit.
The contest officially ends Sunday at midnight EST so I will post the winner Monday morning the 16th of July.
Please get your guesses recorded asap.
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Old Jul 14, 2007, 05:36 PM   #36
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Seems to be a lot of "performance anxiety"

Either that, or people own a lot of EF denarius.

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Old Jul 14, 2007, 07:06 PM   #37
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The contest has 28 hours and is counting down. Prizes are a nice 1780 map of the Mediterranean and a nice EF denarius of Maximinus I.

I will announce the winner Monday.

Good luck,
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P.S. The coin has never been to Cyprus as far as I know.
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Old Jul 14, 2007, 07:21 PM   #38
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The contest has 28 hours and is counting down. Prizes are a nice 1780 map of the Mediterranean and a nice EF denarius of Maximinus I.

I will announce the winner Monday.

Good luck,
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P.S. The coin has never been to Cyprus as far as I know.
That's good news! I have 2 from Cyprus....not sure if I can sell in the states ever again
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Old Jul 14, 2007, 10:08 PM   #39
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That's good news! I have 2 from Cyprus....not sure if I can sell in the states ever again
You can always give them to an under-privileged collector in Canada. Send them care of me, and I shall take care of everything my good man.
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Old Jul 15, 2007, 12:36 AM   #40
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That's good news! I have 2 from Cyprus....not sure if I can sell in the states ever again
I have two words for you: creative provenance

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Old Jul 15, 2007, 01:50 AM   #41
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Been out of Cyrpus a long time im sure, if they were ever there longer than the minting process plus couple of months!
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Old Jul 15, 2007, 01:50 AM   #42
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You can always give them to an under-privileged collector in Canada. Send them care of me, and I shall take care of everything my good man.
Patience my Canadian friend...get back to your moose!

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Old Jul 15, 2007, 09:33 PM   #43
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I'll guess......

I'll toss my hat into the ring and say US $7000 for the Septimius Severus Aeternit Imperi aureus.

Wow! Talk about lots and lots of tough calls.

Here's hoping !

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Old Jul 16, 2007, 06:39 AM   #44
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Contest winner

Congratulations to all! You made some very good guesses and chose some fine coins. This contest was particularly difficult because it is so hard to judge what a coin sold for in the past. We tend to be blinded by the present. All of the coins chosen could have been the right one, if they had been bought recently.

The winner is Marsmike who correctly identified the Akragas Tetradrachm as the 2nd most expensive coin in my collection. He was high of the actual price by a good bit, but since nobody else picked that coin, the number doesn't matter.

Well done, Mike! Where would you like your coin and map sent?

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Old Jul 16, 2007, 09:41 AM   #45
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Once I saw Mike's guess and that coin I suspected as much. Distracted by your gold, when it was the superb silver that one the day.

Congrats, Mike! You need another coin in your collection.

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