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Lord Marcovan's "Eclectic Box of 20" Collection

In 2013, I decided to pare down my col
lections and simplify to a single "Box of 20" for everything, hopefully to focus a bit more on quality than quantity. Still, pursuing quality is an ongoing challenge on my budget. 

The idea is a freestyle "Box of 20" collection with no parameters or restrictions except that the coins must be certified and the collection is limited to twenty pieces. (When one comes in, another must go out.) Otherwise, anything goes. 

In a way, I have narrowed my focus by limiting myself to just twenty slabbed pieces, but on the other hand, I've opened up my horizons to pursue whatever catches my fancy, be it ancient, medieval, modern, or even some tokens and medals. It sort of feels liberating to be freed of the constraints of collecting "sets". Now I can collect what I like and not be a slave to any predetermined "structure". But as the coins get nicer, I suspect it will become more and more difficult sentimentally for me to stick to the "one in, one out" rule.(December, 2016): After more than a decade of hosting my images on Photobucket and a brief go on CollectiveCoin, I thought I'd try putting some of my collections here. 

This is, of course, an ever-evolving work in progress. 
Thanks for looking.
~Robertson ("Rob") Shinnick, aka "lordmarcovan"

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Lord Marcovan's "Eclectic Box of 20" as of April 29, 2017

Gallery album on CoinTalk (with additional info in the caption fields)   Ancient Greece (Pontos, Amisos): silver drachm or siglos featuring Hera and owl, ca. late 5th to 4th century BC (Presently raw)   Ancient Greece (Kingdom of Macedon), silver "Mercenaries" drachm of King Perseus, ca. 175-170 BC (NGC Ch MS; Strike 5/5, Surface 5/5)   Ancient Roman Republic: silver denarius of moneyer L. Furius Brocchus, ca. 63 BC (NGC Ch VF; Strike 5/5, Surfa




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