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AU Divus Claudius Aureus 54-68 A.D.(7.6g)minted Oct.-Dec.54 A.D.; Rome mint O: DIVUS CLAUDIUS AUGUSTUS; laur. bust l.; SEAR 642; RIC (Nero) 4 (R2); BMC 4. R: EX S.C. Carpentum drawn r. by 4 horses G: The rarest of all Claudius aurei and one of the rarest of the Julio-Claudian era. About VF

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Yes, it was an early purchase when I didn't know what good gold looked like. I overpaid for it then, though I think time has redeemed me. Actually it probably is only Fine and not VF, but people disagree on the subjectiveness of grading, I realize. Nonetheless, I have only seen one, or maybe, two better than it since I bought it 16 years ago or so. It's too bad rarity hasn't appreciated like condition in the market of the last few years. There must be a lot of American coin collectors moving over to ancients.


Nobody's perfick.


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That's fine by me! I just have developed the philosophy of grading against perfection, even when it's imaginary and not known to exist. My grading teachers have been strict and the about VF grade on this one is based on that. I appreciate the vote of approval! Thanks.


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I was just joking about this coin being slightly in a lesser grade than the others!

I would agree on the VF grade, as there is some circulation showing on the portrait, but a very pleasant and rare coin.



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