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Old May 20, 2014, 08:57 AM   #1
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Münzen und Medaillen AG, Basel - Lagerliste 169 (1957), 18

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Does anyone have Münzen und Medaillen AG, Basel - fixed price list 169 (1957) ?

If you do, is this the coin listed for lot 18?

http://www.ancients.info/gallery/dat...s_didrachm.jpg

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Old May 30, 2014, 04:58 PM   #2
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Smile Question answered

I purchased a Samos didrachm and noticed is was previously sold at Münzen & Medaillen GmbH auction 38, lot 43. It stated in the coin description this was Barron 214, 2b and it was previously sold at Münzen und Medaillen AG, Basel - price list 169 (1957) lot 18. This was not in the description of the coin from the dealer I purchased it from. But I also found another example of the same type of coin sold at Nomos, auction 7, lot 137, which also claimed to be the Barron coin.

So was my coin I purchased the Barron coin or the one sold in the Nomos sale? So I posted this question on the message board. Finally I was able to get a copy of the relevant auction page and my coin is the Barron coin.


M & M fixed price list picture is attached, which is also the Barron 214, 2b.

I have to thank Shanna Berk-Schmidt for providing the fixed price list info.


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Old May 31, 2014, 10:12 AM   #3
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Very nice coin and pedigree, Paul. They look like the same dies as with the example in NAC 78, which I was just outbid on.

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Old Jun 1, 2014, 06:46 AM   #4
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Very nice coin and pedigree, Paul. They look like the same dies as with the example in NAC 78, which I was just outbid on.

Jim
I agree. Identical obv and rev dies. One coin has a smaller flan but other than that, the coins look identical to my eye.

While the strike is arguably better than Paul's coin, Pauls coin has a fuller flan and a more complete image.

Perhaps you are better off that you were outbid. The final price seems rather lofty.


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Old Jun 1, 2014, 07:34 AM   #5
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The NAC coin is very nice, but it did bring a very strong price. I also got outbid on a couple of others. Maybe next time...

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Old Jun 3, 2014, 04:19 PM   #6
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Another example of this coin, I believe from a different, but very close die is at

http://www.acsearch.info/record.html?id=460317

This example I believe is one of the best ones I have seen for this style.

The prices for high quality material are getting more insane. Pricing many commoners, such as myself, out of the market. I think my buying and trading is going to slow way down. I have a couple more coins in the pipeline, but I will only buy 3 to 6 a year from this point forward, unless things change .

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Old Jun 3, 2014, 04:48 PM   #7
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The coin in the link is the same coin from NAC 78, and the one I was outbid on.

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Old Jun 3, 2014, 06:25 PM   #8
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That is a nice coin.

BTW, beautiful Hadrian sesertius! Do you know what you will buy next?

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Old Jun 4, 2014, 04:40 PM   #9
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Thanks, Paul. No, I have no idea what might be next. You never know what may show up.

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