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Question, /his/. Is there the board for people with an interest in numismatics? Looking over the list of boards, none really fits but this strikes me as the closest thing, since an interest in history is pretty much mandatory for numismatics. Every classic coin and currency bill has some kind of history behind it and relates in some way to American history.

If not, please point me in the right direction.

Pic related. It's my favorite coin to collect.
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whats your most peculiar and unusual and rare coin op
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we do occasionally have coin/historical artifact threads
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>>258942
64 Kennedy with accented hair
59 dimes with the spiked 9
Proof 65 Buffalo nickel.
1917 Walking Liberty
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I read this very basic book about the history of money and got the impression that the Hellenic practice of coinage reflects the metalworking tradition of hitting metal until it turns to a satisfying object, as opposed to the Chinese tradition of putting stuff to a mold.
Am I making too far fetched generalizations here?
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>>258930
I've made some coin threads on /int/, but most of the times they're not too popular.
Are you collecting with any thematic?
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Who here is interested in company scrip like the coins and paper money used in company towns? I find that shit fascinating. Especially considering that in places like Appalachian coal country it lasted into the 1970s.
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>>258930
Numismatics is literally an auxiliary science for History, of course it's welcome here. More than the faggot religious threads.

Nice coin by the way.
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>>260322
I have some tokens used on local Salpeter mines, but it's not my field.
I know a guy who's in love with Coffee fields tokens.
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>>259904
I go for what I like. My favorite is Walking Liberty but they are so expensive.

It's a peculiar time in coin collecting because silver has gotten so cheap it's almost not worth mining. Which is odd because silver is supposedly in high demand for electronics.

Right now I'm picking up mint state and proof Franklin half dollars off eBay for $30 when they should go for double. Just got this beauty today. I don't know why they are so cheap but I am not complaining.

Now a St. Gaudin's $20 gold piece? Yeah you still gotta sell your car to buy a few of those.
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My father is a collector, he specialises in Roman coinage but has everything from Greek to early modern era. He puts away interesting modern ones but generally not interested in them beyond stocking noble metals.
I lack most of his skills and especially don't even come near his knowledge but can read and identify most coins and read lot of metallurgy and just money history in general. He's the kind who just glances at a coin and will tell you it was minted during this barely known emperors reign this and this year.

Its a very interesting field and to date amazes me how many stuff can be detemined in history from just coins.

Just recently he finally finished collecting all 15 to 17. century royal minted silver coins of our country, with all possible variations such as year and mint place.

And nothing compares to the feeling of holding Roman or medieval gold coins.
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>>260975
Although my personal favourite are Celtic and Ottoman coins.
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>>260829
Proof and graded for $30? Do you only buy on ebay or do you try buying somewhere else?
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>>259685

What are those coins worth?
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>>260975

How does one come into possession of ancient Roman coins? Are they that common that they're not just locked up in museums or academic facilities?
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>>261633
Some of them are pretty common.
It was a large empire, so a lot of coins had to be minted
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>>260975
Safe to guess your father has some bucks to spend? Cuz those aren't cheap.

>>261620
$60 or so.

>>261586
Just eBay. Go look up Franklins. I think what happens is a large collection gets graded and they get a volume discount.
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>>258930
I got a few from medieval Eastern Bengal.

Pic quality is shit because of shit phone, but the one on the bottom left is from the Candra dynasty (~900-1000AD), the others are from the Sultanate of Bengal (~1300-1500AD).

Got them from my granddad. Literally noone else in my family gives a shit about this sort of stuff, so he gave them to me.
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>>261895
Those look amazing. What's on the other side?
Have you investigated their actual value?
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>>261939
Here you go.
Its mostly Arabic script with a border for the Sultanate coins.
The Candras were Buddhist so that one has some proto-Bengali text and a cow, although it is close to 1000 years old so its faded and the silver is getting oxidized.

No idea of the value, and honestly don't really care since its more of a family heirloom that I'd only give to someone who actually expressed any interest in history. Or else I'd probably donate it to a museum or something.
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>>261986
dam those are some sexy coins
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>>261986
You got some really nice coins. I can't even find that cow coin in the catalogue.
I hope you thanked your grampa enough. Do you know how he got them?
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>>261633
Romans are common as fuck, plus you can pretty much buy any kind of coin if you got the money.

Theres always people digging up more, people selling their collections, and many many traders that specialise in coinage. Depending on your countrys law lot of this can be quite grey stuff though.
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>>262097
What catalogue?

Anyway I don't really know where he got them, I think maybe from his dad.
My granddad passed away several years ago and I got them in his will (he was originally going to give it to my uncle, but he was killed in the 71 war).
He showed them to me once before, but I was kind of enamored and never got around to asking him where he got them from
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>>259806
Thats how you basically make coins in Greco-Roman World.
>Craft a die with the face of your monarch/god/city symbol.
>Get a thin sheet of Metal.
>put die on sheet
>Hammer it
>Your coin now has a face.
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/pol/ is actually a very good place for this too, heavy on the gold and wartime currency and even an ancients thread pops up every now and then.

>marcus aurelius denarius
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>>264533
I was looking on an Ancient Indian coins, but I didn't found a coin resembling that one.
Oh well, I hope you take care of them. Show them to your kids in the future.
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Coin power rankings

>Copper
>Silver
>Gold
>Nickel
>Iron
>>>Shit
>Zinc
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My Ancient Roman coin of Gordian III, jelly?
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>>267005
Are you sure it's not fake? It looks in a too good condition for its age
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>>267250
Got it from a dealer off vcoins, posted it in the verification section on forvm and they all said it looked fine. You can search for coins during the crisis period and there are a lot of these Antoninius coins for cheap, they were mass produced and hoarded.
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>>267325

Antoninianus*
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>>258930
It'd be cool if this kind of thing would be accepted here.
I've touched on it and gone through a box of halves and pennies but never really got into it.
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>>267325
That's nice to know. For how much did you get it?
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>>267521
I managed to get it for quite cheap ($50) because it has a very poor reverse.

Pic related.
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>>267552
That doesn't look very worn. But it was a pretty nice price.
Do you have anything else?
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I hope you guys don't collect by year
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>>260322
Looking at them now it seems a bit fucked up
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