View Full Version : Can you help me in Valuing this Coin?

Oct 17, 2008, 05:33 PM
Dear fellow members,
yesterday I had some friends with me while I was bidding in an auction a and it seems that their jokes had implicated me into over bidding on this coin until I won it!

http://www.omnicoin.com/coins/953347.jpg (http://www.omnicoin.com/?collection=Ulysses)
MOESIA INFERIOR. Nicopolis ad Istrum. Septimius Severus. 193-211 AD. 17mm (2.23 g). Laureate head right / Priapus standing left. AMNG I 1380; SNG Copenhagen -; SNG Budapest -; Varbanov 2327. VF, dark green and brown patina, rough surfaces, some smoothing.

Anyway, can any one help me in valuing this coin, for on the net I saw prices ranging from as low as $60 and up to $400, so based on the condition of this coin, how much should its fair value be.
Kind regards,

Oct 18, 2008, 12:01 AM
Hello Ulysses,

The value of an ancient bronze coin is very subjective.

Having said that there are few comments I would make.

It is a very nice reverse for this type. Most that I have found, were the opposite and had an excellent obverse but a poor or corroded reverse. If the obverse were as nice as the reverse, you would have made yourself an excellent bargain.

They do make excellent conversation pieces and so it is worth what you paid just for the entertainment value.

All this is my humble opinion as I'm not a professional numismatist, I just play one on the Internet. :)


William Peters