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Collecting Ancient Coins

A Guide to Ancient Coin Collecting

Ancient Coin Collecting by Joe Jaroch - Posted with Permission By AU Capital Management, LLC ...... Amassing a collection of ancient coins can seem like...

Ancient Coin Collecting – An Intellectual Curiosity

By Wayne G. Sayles ..........   "We treat all stakeholders with a vested interest in the site with the same intellectual curiosity, which means we interact...

Ancient Coin Collecting: The Rubber Stamp of Injustice

By Wayne Sayles - Ancient Coin Collecting .....   In forfeiture proceedings currently before the United States District Court in Baltimore, the government has prompted genuine...

One of the Joys of Ancient Coin Collecting

By Wayne Sayles - Ancient Coin Collecting Blog..... Did you ever look at the image on an ancient coin and wonder, why did they choose...

Ancient Coin Collecting V, The Romaion/Byzantine Culture

By Wayne G. Sayles Ancient Coin Collecting V explores the civilized world after the fall of Rome through the coins of the Romaioi, Greek citizens...

Collecting Ancient Coins: Time to Consider a New Paradigm That Facilitates...

By Peter K. Tompa - Cultural Property Observer.....   The following is a statement delivered at the Wednesday, July 22 meeting of the Cultural Property Advisory...

NGC Ancients – Collecting Byzantine Coins on a Budget

Excellent examples of Byzantine coins are easily affordable   By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   As we discovered in the previous two columns, the fields of ancient...

NGC Ancients – Collecting Greek Coins on a Budget

Greek coins are available for every budget   By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   As we saw in the last column, ancient Roman coins offer some unexpected...
NGC Ancients: Roman Coins on a Budget

NGC Ancients – Collecting Roman Coins on a Budget

Roman coins are readily available and can be acquired for reasonable prices   By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   Like so many areas of numismatics, ancient coins...

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Collecting Ancient Weights

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   Do not use dishonest standards when measuring length, weight or quantity. Use honest scales and honest weights, an honest...

NGC Ancients – Thoughts on Collecting Ancient Coins

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   Ancient coins are extremely popular because of their historical importance, artistic merit and affordability. This year’s ANA...

Coin Collecting Strategies – Is It Time to Add Ancient Coins...

By Timothy O'Fallon ....  Gibraltar Coins & Precious Metals ........   The Rare Coin Market's Rising Credibility In 2011, gold hit nearly $1,900.00 an ounce and silver...

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....

Markowitz: Five Things You Need to Start Collecting Ancient Coins –...

Ancient Coins might seem like a daunting area of numismatics to focus on for beginners. "Not so," says CoinWeek Ancient Coin Expert Mike Markowitz. In...

Ancient Coins – Collecting Strategies – Surviving the chase

By Wayne Sayles – Ancient Coin Collecting Blog ……….. Once I heard about a collector who didn't care what he had to pay for a...
A Brief History of the Latin Monetary Union and Its Coins

A Brief History of the Latin Monetary Union and Its Coins

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   For many, the Euro Zone is the first single currency union in Europe. But in 1865, Napoleon III introduced...
CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: The Coinage of Trebizond

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: The Coinage of Trebizond

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   The coinage of Trebizond supplies an instance, not very rare in numismatics, of a currency of great abundance remaining...
Dating the Ancient Shekels of Tyre

Dating the Ancient Shekels of Tyre

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   Much has been written by eminent numismatists and religious scholars on the biblical significance of the shekels of Tyre....

When It Comes to Ancient Coins, How Old Is Old Enough...

By Wayne Sayles – Ancient Coins Collecting Blog ......   The classification of cultures generally tracks along two interrelated lines: chronological and geographical. For centuries, collectors struggled...
CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: The Coinage of Aksum, by Mike Markowitz

The Coinage of Aksum

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz .....   FIVE DAYS MARCH inland from the Red Sea, on the hilly Tigray Plateau, stands the city of...
CNG Auction 118 of World and Ancient Coins Tops $4 Million, Doubles Estimate

CNG Auction 118 of World and Ancient Coins Tops $4 Million,...

Surging demand for quality Ancient and World coins pushed Classical Numismatic Group’s (CNG) Feature Auction 118, held September 13-14 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, to over...
Making the Case for Collecting World Coins - Moving Beyond US Coinage

Making the Case for Collecting World Coins – Moving Beyond US...

Guest Commentary by Martin Kaplan for CoinWeek .....   In an article that I read discussing the results of a past Heritage World Coin Auction it...
Künker Highlights Collections of Ancient and World Coins in Upcoming Fall Auctions

Künker Highlights Collections of Ancient and World Coins in Upcoming Fall...

“The Fascination of Minted Gold” is the name Künker gave to the Hermann Schwarz Collection, which contains about 1,500 gold coins. And it is...
The Coin Analyst: Comparing Today’s Booming Coin Market With the 1980s

The Coin Analyst: Comparing Today’s Booming Coin Market With the 1980s

By Louis Golino, special to CoinWeek .....   Today’s Coin Market There is no doubt we are in the midst of a very bullish coin and bullion...
LGBTQ+ Representation on Ancient Coins and Tokens

LGBTQ+ Representation on Ancient Coins and Tokens

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   While Pride month is over, I feel it would be interesting to dive into the history of LGBTQ+ representations...

Ancient Coins – A Celebration of Music With a Greek Kithara...

Olynthus, 355-352. Chalcidian league, 432-348. Tetradrachm, silver Ancient Greek Kithara or "guitar" - the reverse depicts a kithara from which the word “guitar” is derived. The...

Ancient Greek Coin Design Features – Front Facing Portraiture

Greek Coin - An apparently unique variety (the only specimen known with this magistrate name) of an extremely rare type.   Greek Coin with Front Facing...
Medieval Coins of Portugal

Medieval Coins of Portugal

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   Portugal, a small, narrow country on the Atlantic coast of the Iberian peninsula ... was created during the Christian...
Ancient Coins From the Jay M. Galst Collection: ANS

Ancient Coins From the Jay M. Galst Collection: ANS

By Peter van Alfen for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   Over the course of 40 years of serious collecting, our friend and colleague Jay Martin...

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...