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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...
The Aes Grave Bronze Coin During the Roman Republic

The Aes Grave Bronze Coin During the Roman Republic

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   It is said that when Greece was building grand temples of white marble, the Romans were living in mud...
The Coin Analyst: Extremely Rare Mexican Silver Pattern Coin Surfaces

The Coin Analyst: Extremely Rare Mexican Silver Pattern Coin Surfaces

By Louis Golino, special to CoinWeek .....   A coin collector and part-time dealer named Adrian Coro, who specializes in circulating Mexican coinage, recently made the...
CoinWeek Podcast #166: Beyond Greece and Rome

CoinWeek Podcast #166: Beyond Greece and Rome

 The CoinWeek Podcast is brought to you by PCGS. Check out PCGS’ new grading specials and take advantage of an exclusive offer to get...
The Last Coins of Nicholas II

The Last Coins of Nicholas II

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   Late on the night of July 16, 1918, the "Emperor of All the Russias", his wife, his five children,...
The Coins of Ancient Rhodes

The Coins of Ancient Rhodes

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   Situated on an important trade route between the Greek mainland and Ionian colonies in Turkey, the island of Rhodes...
Ancient Coins of the Kingdom of Sophene

Ancient Coins of the Kingdom of Sophene

By Steve Benner for CoinWeek .....   The Kingdom of Sophene is another one of those ancient countries that has not received very much attention from...
The Coin Analyst: Collecting Modern Ukrainian Coins

The Coin Analyst: Collecting Modern Ukrainian Coins

By Louis Golino, special to CoinWeek .....   Until the Russian Invasion of Ukraine that began on February 24, Ukrainian coins were most widely collected in...
The Coins of Medieval Serbia - Mike Markowitz

The Coins of Medieval Serbia

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   The Balkans produce more history than they can consume. — Attributed to Winston S. Churchill (1874-1965) THE SLAVS BEGAN migrating into...

Commemorative Stories: 1986 Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Coin Program, Part II

By David Provost for CoinWeek .....   Author’s Note: My intention for this series of “stories” is to present lesser-known information about the US commemorative coins...
Jim Bisognani: Navigating the Hot Coin Market

Jim Bisognani: Navigating the Hot Coin Market

By Jim Bisognani – NGC Weekly Market Report ......   As I wheeled the trash barrel out last week, I was greeted with far-from-springlike conditions. A...
Foreign Coins Struck by the United States Mint: Fighting a Global War

Foreign Coins Struck by the United States Mint: Fighting a Global...

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   Money is the fuel that facilitates the global economy, and at no point is this more important than during...
Künker Offers Ancient Greek, Roman and Celtic Coins in Spring Auctions

Künker Offers Ancient Greek, Roman and Celtic Coins in Spring Auctions

Künker Auctions 365-367 by Künker GmbH ......   The second part of Künker’s Spring Auction Sales is completely dedicated to antiquity. In addition to many collections...
Carl Subak – A Century of Roman Coin Collecting

Carl Subak – A Century of Roman Coin Collecting

By Susan Subak .....   While coins and the hobby itself are often passed down through the generations, few people can claim almost a century of...
Dolphin Imagery and Olbian Cast Dolphin Coins

Dolphin Imagery and Olbian Cast Dolphin Coins

Fresco of dolphins, c. 1600 BCE, from Knossos, Crete By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   The dolphin straddled the Greek worlds of mythology, religion, and the mundane. In...
The Dekadrachm – Athens’ Greatest Coin

The Dekadrachm – Athens’ Greatest Coin

By Michael T. Shutterly for CoinWeek .....   The coins of Athens are among the most popular and best known of all ancient coins – virtually...