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  1. 1. What is the oldest coin that you own?

    • Before 0 AD
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    • 0 to 500 AD
      11
    • 500-1000AD
      0
    • 1000-1500AD
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    • 1600-1700
      1
    • 1700-1800
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    • 1800-1850
      2
    • 1850-1900
      5
    • 1900-2007
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Here's my oldest...

 

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4th Century B.C. Pantikapaion

Bronze AE21

6.915g

21.6mm

Obverse bearded head of Pan (or Satyr) to right

Reverse P(Pi not P)A, forepart of griffin left, sturgeon left beneath

S 1700; SNG Cop 30 - 31, MacDonald 69; Anokhim 111; SNG BM Black Sea 869 - 871

 

 

 

 

For US coins this would be my oldest...

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Ionia Miletos ca. 600-550 BC is probably my oldest "coin".

 

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Oldest "money" but not specifically "coin", made ca. 650-600 BC.

 

My oldest coin for the USA is a 1723 Rosa Americana penny - not imaged though.

 

My oldest coin with USA is this:

 

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My oldest is this Scottish Penny:

 

Alexander III (1249-1286), Penny (1.33g., 19mm; Second Coinage). Obv: Crowned head left; sceptre before. Rev: Voided long cross; mullets of six points and stars of seven points in quarters. Good VF, toned. (Burns 38 (fig. 170); SCBI 35 (Ashmolean & Hunterian), 278; cf. SCBC 5056.)

 

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I would have to go with the first choice. It is a silver Roman denarius from 124BC and I love it.

ROMAN REPUBLIC 124BC

Just curious. Does it have BC after the date or before the date. :ninja:

Kidding of course. That far back don't think they used English letters.

Did you know it is proper to state BC prior to a date whereas it is proper to put the AD after the date?

I didn't vote. Not sure of the ages of many coins. Really old, foreign, not sure coins just go into a box.

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All of a sudden I want to get my hand on at least one ancient.

And sift through Carl's junk box! ;)

It's not really a junk box though. But there are many, many boxes of 2x2's with coins from all over the world and I have no idea what many are. People have been giving me foreign coins for over 60 years now. Since I don't collect them I have little idea of what most are from, denomination, dates, etc. I just keep putting them in those 2x2's. Some really look old.

The thing I don't understand is why so many countries over the centuries didn't put English on the coins so I could read them. ;):ninja:

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It's not really a junk box though. But there are many, many boxes of 2x2's with coins from all over the world and I have no idea what many are. People have been giving me foreign coins for over 60 years now. Since I don't collect them I have little idea of what most are from, denomination, dates, etc. I just keep putting them in those 2x2's. Some really look old.

The thing I don't understand is why so many countries over the centuries didn't put English on the coins so I could read them. ;):ninja:

Damn I wish I was in your place ;)

O.K then, I was to look through your boxes upon boxes of 2x2's ;)

Maybe if you grope through the Krause you can find some I.D's? I did that today...managed to ID the few coins that needed IDing ;)

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Damn I wish I was in your place :ninja:

O.K then, I was to look through your boxes upon boxes of 2x2's ;)

Maybe if you grope through the Krause you can find some I.D's? I did that today...managed to ID the few coins that needed IDing ;)

I am just to old to go out and buy a book on foreign coins, to old to try to figure out that many coins, to old to really care. Just for the fun of it after seeing this post I attempted to count how many 2x2's had foreign coins in those boxes and came up with well over 2,000. Then I remembered a plastci box with coins that were to small or to big for a 2x2 so I looked in there. To many to count. I just wonder who will get stuck weeding this all out when I'm gone.

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My oldest is this Greek Tomis, 200-100 BC. Hermes head right (cool hat eh?), Caduceus with wings, TOMEI AOAE (Moushmov 1772, plate III, 30 - thanks to a sharp-eyed collector for help with that attribution).

 

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My oldest "standard" numerical dated coin is this German (Hanau-Munzenberg) 1614, 3 kreuzer.

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My oldest US coin is this, barely identifiable, 1798 large cent that I am very proud to have in my collection.

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Finally, an honorable mention to this double-struck Constantine I Licinius follis as my oldest error (@310 AD).

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Every time I get involved in one of these "your oldest..." threads, I start thinking about trying to put together a one per century set. :ninja:

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