idesofmarch01 Posted August 19, 2022 · Member Share Posted August 19, 2022 Yesterday I was perusing CNG's Coin Shop for new items and noticed a rather unusual offering -- a high quality lot of 12 Caesars denarii: The listed price is $97,500 and there is more detail on their website. This piqued my curiosity about whether I could put together an equal or better collection using only coins available publicly, at auction or purchase, within the last two years and equal to or less than CNG's list price. Here's what I came up with: My collection would have cost $93,200 including an average 20% buyer's fee for those 11 coins that were sold in auctions and arguably each coin is as good or better than CNG's lot (no insult to CNG intended!). So, here's the challenge: can anyone here put together their own virtual 12 Caesars denarii collection, within the above criteria, at or better than my $93,200? I'm also interested in hearing everyone's general thoughts and opinions on CNG's and my set. Finally, here's the approximate cost for each of the coins I chose: Julius Caesar -- $8,400 Augustus Caesar -- $8,500 Tiberius -- $3,600 Caligula -- $12,000 Claudius -- $10,500 Nero -- $6,600 Galba -- $8,600 Otho -- $9,600 Vitellius -- $10,300 Vespasian -- $4,600 Titus -- $6,000 Domitian -- $4,500 14 3 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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