CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series – Coinage of the Phoenicians

By the third millennium BCE, a unique culture was emerging on a narrow strip of the eastern Mediterranean coast that would have an enormous...

Ancient Roman Coins – Military Strength in Rome’s Golden Age

HADRIAN. 117-138 AD. AV Aureus (7.19 g, 6h). Struck 124-128 AD. By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC .....   Hadrian was the third of the...

Gorny & Mosch Spring Auction: Numismatic Masterpieces from Antiquity, the Middle...

Between March 7 and 9, 2016, Gorny & Mosch will conduct its traditional spring auction. Three sessions will offer numismatic masterpieces dating back as...

Ancient Coins – Those Sassy Sasanians: Persian Coinage of Late Antiquity

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz....   The trouble with the Second Persian Empire was that it was not an empire... And while the tradition...

Ancient Roman Coins – The Loyalty of Sextus Pompey

Sextus Pompey; 42-40 BCE, Denarius By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC .....   After the death of his father, Pompey the Great, in 48 BCE,...

Bad Money: Ancient Counterfeiters and Their Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz ....   Mundus vult decipi, ergo decipiatur "The world wants to be deceived, so let it be deceived." -- attributed to...

The Modern Hobby of Ancient Coins – A CoinWeek Exclusive...

By CoinWeek....   Harlan J. Berk founded the company that bears his name in 1964, but like so many other numismatists, he actually got his start...

Ancient Roman Coins – Octavian and the Battle of Actium

Octavian. Gold Aureus (7.8g) minted at Rome, 32-31 BC By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC....   Octavian was the son of Julius Caesar's niece and...

Ancient Coins – Harlan J. Berk’s Buy or Bid Sale #196

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek....   *All estimates and prices realized in US$ unless otherwise noted Since 1964, Chicago-based coin dealer Harlan J. Berk, Ltd. has been...

Ancient Roman Coins – Rome at its Finest under Emperor...

138-161 AD. Aureus, 7.30g (6h). Rome, 140-4 AD By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ......   Antoninus Pius is remembered by history as a kind,...

Ancient Coins – How Old Is Old Enough ?

By Wayne Sayles – Ancient Coin Collecting Blog The classification of cultures generally tracks along two interrelated lines: chronological and geographical. For centuries, coin collectors...

Ancient Coin Profiles – Civic Badge of Cyzicus

Mysia, Cyzicus. Hekte circa 500-450 By Russell A. Augustin - AU Capital Management, LLC ....   Cyzicus was one of the great trade cities of the ancient...

Tips for Buyers of Ancient Coins

By Wayne Sayles - Ancient Coin Collecting....   Some ACCG (Ancient Coin Collectors Guild) members have asked what they can do to assure that the purchases...

Ancients Coins – Collecting the Seven Wonders of the World

The Lighthouse of Alexandria By Julia Rich, Director, NGC Ancients…. A numismatic grand tour of some of the most important — and mysterious — ancient monuments....

al-Andalus: Coinage of Islamic Spain

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz....   But you know, Lieutenant, in the Arab city of Cordoba were two miles of public lighting in the...

Harlan J. Berk: Buy or Bid Sale 196 Now Open

By Harlan J. Berk, Ltd....   Harlan J. Berk is pleased to present the 196th Buy or Bid sale. There are 387 ancient Greek, Roman and...

Heavier Metal: Ancient Coins Made of Lead

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz....   SOFT, DENSE AND DULL, LEAD is an unattractive coining metal. Lead melts at only 327.5° C (621.5° F)...

Some Familiar Faces on MA-Shops.com

By CoinWeek....   Already a notable presence in the European market, MA-Shops--the online marketplace created by German engineer Joachim Schwiening--is poised to grow into a significant...

100th Historic Ancient Coin Auction in Coinvac Digital Archive

By Rasiel Suarez - Coinvac.com....   Ancient coin website Coinvac.com is happy to celebrate the entry of its 100th pre-Internet auction sale. Totaling over 35,000 individual...

Naville Numismatics Live Auction 19 Now Online

By Naville Numismatics Ltd....   It is our pleasure to present Naville Numismatics (NN) Live Auction 19. The auction will close on Sunday 13 December 2015, 18.00...

Mike Markowitz: CoinWeek Coins of the Bible Video Series, Part VIII:...

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series Writer Mike Markowitz has long brought context and his unique insights into the fascinating world of ancient coins to contemporary collectors. In this...

Ancient Coins – Highly Desirable Signed Decadrachm by Kimon

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger - Stacks Bowers ........ The inaugural preview for the upcoming January New York International Numismatic Convention Auction hosted by...

NGC Ancients – Masterpieces of Kimon and Euainetos

Classic example of a decadrachm with Euainetos-signed dies. By Josh Illingworth, NGC Ancients .........   NGC Ancients examines the series of silver decadrachms struck at Syracuse (Sicily) in...

Serenissima: Medieval Coinage of Venice

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz ....   BETWEEN THE YEARS 1200 and 1600 a handful of feisty Italians created one of the greatest commercial...

Harlan J. Berk: Crucifixion Period Roman Nail and Widow’s Mite Set...

Chicago-based coin dealer Harlan J. Berk specializes in coins and unusual items from antiquity. In this video, Harlan discusses a special collector set that his firm...

The Melissa Silver Coin of Ephesus

The 203 B.C. to 133 B.C. Ephesus Silver Drachm with Bee obverse, Stag and Palm Reverse By Gibraltar Coins and Precious Metals, Inc. ......... The Coin The...

CoinWeek IQ: Hollywood Gets Ancient Coins All Wrong – 4K Video

Costume dramas have long been a staple in cinema, drawing audiences into worlds far removed from the present day. Some of the most popular...

Rarities and Treasure Find of Obing, Bavaria in Numismatik Lanz Coin...

The upcoming Numismatic Lanz sale of December 7, 2015 focuses on ancient coins. Nevertheless, world coins are also well-represented featuring spectacular objects. Let’s only...

American Numismatic Society Announces PELLA Launch

The American Numismatic Society (ANS) is excited to announce the launch of its latest digital platform, PELLA (numismatics.org/pella/), an important new research tool for...

Spink: Celtic Coins and the Medusa Mystery

Spink is very excited to be selling a particularly singular collection this December: Celtic Coins from the Geoff Cottam Collection. Traditionally, Celtic coins have been...