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Old Jan 26, 2006, 01:38 PM   #1
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Favorite uncleaned??

I imagine most of us spend time with uncleaneds from time to time. Does anyone have a favorite uncleaned coin they cleaned themselves? I'd love to see some hidden treasures!
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Old Jan 26, 2006, 07:49 PM   #2
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Here is mine:

Emperor: Constantine I
Obverse: CONSTANTI-NVS MAX AVG
Reverse: GLORIA RO-MANORVM
Exergue: CONS
Left Field: Z
City: Constantinople
Attribution: RIC VII Constantinople 23
Rarity: Scarce
Denomination: Follis
Date: 327-328

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Old Jan 28, 2006, 07:08 PM   #3
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Surely someone else has a favorite uncleaned coin? Am I the only one who doesn't buy "bags full of dust and junk"?

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Old Jan 29, 2006, 07:44 PM   #4
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Diocletain Ant. from an uncleaned lot. This coin required no cleaning..so is it really uncleaned?
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Old Jan 29, 2006, 07:51 PM   #5
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Here's one of my favorites - not because of the condition, certainly but rather due to the rarity and the odds of ever finding one uncleaned. Any guesses as to who it is??
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Old Jan 29, 2006, 08:15 PM   #6
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Didius Julianus Sestertius?
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Old Jan 29, 2006, 08:27 PM   #7
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this currently is my favorite uncleaned, even though it came practically in this condition common, but beautiful.

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Old Jan 29, 2006, 08:42 PM   #8
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Correction to Andrew's post: it should read very beautiful!

Cet un sesterce de Pertinax, n'est pas, Steve?

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Old Jan 30, 2006, 01:10 AM   #9
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Chip is correct - it's a Didius Julianus sestertius. The only legible part of the legend is the 'DID' right behind his head.
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Old Jan 31, 2006, 10:43 PM   #10
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Favorite Uncleaned

In a way, I guess this is.
I got a lot of 150 uncleaned, and as I grew up in Morganton, NC about 3 miles from one of the richest gold producting areas of the US prior to the 1849 Calafornia Gold rush, I learned to pan gold at an early age. I "thunk" on it, and decided to "pan" the grey dirt and debris at the bottom of the bag of uncleaned I received.
I found this. Don't know if it was part of a coin or just in gold bearing ground where some of the coins were buried.
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Old Jan 31, 2006, 10:46 PM   #11
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Favorite uncleaned

So, in a way, I guess I can verify those awful fakey ebay uncleaned claims of "GOLD FOUND!"
as long as it is under 1MM. LOL!
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Wow! I"m impressed... I wonder if it wasn't part of a fanam?

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Old Sep 27, 2006, 04:43 PM   #13
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I ahve a lot of uncleaned coin favoriets. My latest favorite is this one:

Constantius I Chlorus, father of Constantine I
305-306 AD
Siscia RIC 167
Constantius I AE Denarius or quarter follis.
Ob: IMP C CONSTANTIVS P F AVG
Rv: GENIO POPVLI ROMANI SIS, Genius standing left with modius on head with clamys over shoulder, holds patera and cornucopuia
Ex: SIS




Very rare that I have seen a Constantius I, this one is in the best condition of any of this issue I have seen. I cleaned it myself, finishing just last month.
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Old Jan 21, 2007, 12:41 AM   #14
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believe it or not but I actually Found gold

I found this gold forre in a lot of 65 cent broken and holed coins. It must be the worlds ulgest gold coin. (I wonder if it holds a special value as being the worlds worst )
Does anyone have any idea what coin it is a counterfit of? I've always wondered - I suspect it is supposed to be some sort of byzantine issue.

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To find this gold coin I went through an almost unimanagable number of coins- I just sold off my junk on ebay as a 8 and 1/4 pound lot (I'd estimate they were the bottom 80% of the uncleaned coins I've gone through over the years.)

This is one of two gold forres I've found over the years - the other is much more attractive and has a thick gold plating and its bronze core has oxidized so much that the coin is hollow in places. I suspect it is from an official mint but I also am clueless as to the Issue? Does anyone have an idea? I'd really like to know.
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Old Jan 21, 2007, 08:34 AM   #15
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Another favorite of mine is the only denarius of any note I have ever found in an uncleaned lot. This was under a cement-like crust, otherwise it would have been picked out. That was three or four years ago, never found one since in 1000s of uncleaned coins.

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