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A little patience, some luck, and a nice coin

U1chicagoU1chicago Posts: 5,490 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited January 15, 2023 10:19AM in World & Ancient Coins Forum

Several months ago a post from @hfjacinto inspired me to look for something Portuguese to add to the collection. While I prefer toned, a nice blast white coin with pl features always catches my eye as well. And this was available on eBay.

It wasn’t a ton of money but was still well above recent sales. The picture suggested it was a premium coin to a generic 63, so I understood the higher price. I just figured I would wait to see if it was discounted or an eBay offer came along. Well I waited too long and one day noticed the coin had sold. I was a bit disappointed but figured these were common enough that there would be another opportunity. Fortunately the same coin recently popped up for sale via eBay auction. I put in a reasonable bid and won for less than my max (and over half off the original ask).

So a little patience and luck saved me some funds and delivered a nice coin (it has solid luster, a frosty reverse, and close to PL fields).


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