Russell A. Augustin

Russell Augustin entered the numismatic profession in 1982. He specializes in U.S. gold, Pioneer and Fractional gold coinage, Early Type and Early Dollars and ancient Roman and Greek coinage. Russell attended both Ohio Wesleyan and Harvard Universities. Thereafter, he served as Vice President and Director of Numismatics at two national coin companies. He founded NumisTech Consulting, and has been an appraiser for the federal government, price consultant for a rare coin fund, and advisor to a major New England advertising agency. In 2005, Russ established AU Capital Management (AUCM), LLC, where he is currently owner and president. In 2016, AUCM became an affiliate of the numismatic powerhouse, RARCOA, and relocated its fulfillment center to Illinois.
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Ancient Greek Coins – Agathokles’ Victory

Sicily, Syracuse. Agathokles. 317-289 BCE. Silver Tetradrachm   By Russell A. Augustin - AU Capital Management, LLC ...... Agathokles was the last of the larger-than-life rulers of...
MACEDONIAN KINGDOM. Alexander III the Great (336-323 BC). AR tetradrachm

Ancient Coins – Alexander the Great Tetradrachms and Herakles’ Slaying of the Nemean Lion

MACEDONIAN KINGDOM. Alexander the Great Tetradrachms (336-323 BCE). AR   Tetradrachms by Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ......   The early Macedonian kingdom did not have...

Ancient Greek Coins – The Mythology of Ajax the Lesser

Ancient Greek Coins By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ...... The Colosseo Collection ...... Opus was a small, infertile territory on the coast of...
Macedonia, Philip II, struck under Philip III; Kolophon, c. 322 BC, Stater

Ancient Coin Profiles – Portrait of Alexander the Great

Alexander the Great Macedonia, Philip II, struck under Philip III; Kolophon, c. 322 BCE, Stater   Alexander the Great by Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management,...
Ancient Roman Coins - A Conspiracy to Assassinate the Emperor Nero

Ancient Roman Coins – A Conspiracy to Assassinate Nero

Aureus 64-65, AV 7.27 g. NERO CAESAR – AVGVSTVS   By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ......   From the Colosseo Collection ......   The name Nero holds...
Ancient Coins by Russ Augustin - Distater, 336-323 BCE. Lifetime issue struck in Macedonia (Aigai). Head of Athena r. wearing Corinthian helmet decorated with coiled serpent, hair in tight ringlets. Rv. Nike standing l. holding stylis, thunderbolt to l., monogram to lower l. 17.23 grams. Price 191. Perfectly centered and well struck in high relief. Extremely Fine.

Ancient Coins – A Soldier’s Share of Alexander the Great’s Plunder

Ancient Coins by Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ...... Alexander the Great, born in the autumn of 356 BCE and taught by the...

Ancient Greek Coins – The Enigma of the Oinoanda Didrachms

Oinoanda Didrachms were an unusual denomination   Oinoanda Didrachms by Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ......   Oinoanda, an ancient Greek city located in the upper...
IONIA, Phokaia, Electrum Hekte, ca.450-400BC

Ancient Coins – Zeus, the King of the Gods

Ancient Coins and The Colosseo Collection, by Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ......   Depending on who was in control at the time, the...
The First Ancient Coins - Aegina's Sea Turtle

The First Ancient Coins – Aegina’s Sea Turtle

Ancient Coins - ISLANDS off ATTICA, Aegina. Circa 550-530/25 BCE. AR Stater. Sea turtle   Ancient Coins Profiles by Russell A. Augustin - AU Capital Management,...
Sikyon AR Stater. Circa 350-330 BC. Chimaera

Ancient Coins: War and Peace – The Sikyon Stater

By Russell A. Augustin - AU Capital Management, LLC ......   Sikyon was located in the northern Peloponnesus and was known in antiquity for its industries,...
Ancient Greek Coins - The Eagles and Coinage of Akragas

Ancient Greek Coins – The Eagles and Coinage of Akragas

Ancient Greek Coins by Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ......   From the Colosseo Collection ......   Akragas was a wealthy and powerful Greek state on...
Ancient Greek Coins - Zeus at Olympia

Ancient Greek Coins – Zeus at Olympia

By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ......   The Colosseo Collection of Ancient Coins ......   As the Olympics became progressively more popular, the city of...

Ancient Greek Coins – Philip II the King of Macedonia

Ancient Greek Coins by Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ......   The Colosseo Collection   Philip II was the father of Alexander the Great and the...
ancient grrek coins - staters of Lampsakos

Ancient Greek Coins – The Peak of Classical Artistry

Ancient Greek Coins by Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ......   Lampsakos has a storied past, having been a frequent source of contention between...
Ancient Coins - The Wealth of the Persian Empire

Ancient Coins – The Wealth of the Persian Empire

By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ......   The Colosseo Collection of Ancient Coins ......   Thanks to intelligent political leadership and forward-thinking approaches to governing,...
Ancient Electrum Coins - Strength and Unity of an Empire

Ancient Electrum Coins – Strength and Unity of an Empire

By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC .....   The Colosseo Collection Electrum Coins ......   The ancient Greek island of Lesbos was located in the northeastern...

Ancient Coin Profile – The First Facing Portrait of a King

Ancient Coins - LYCIA. Dynasts of Lycia, Perikles (c.375-360 BCE), Silver Stater   Ancient Coin Profiles by Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ...... Lycia was...

Ancient Coins: Lydian Gold Considered First Coins in the World

Lydian coinage is considered among the very first coins ever produced and used   By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ......   The Colosseo Collection ......   The...
Ancient Coins - The Sacred Stone of Kaunos Coinage

Ancient Coins – The Sacred Stone of Kaunos Coinage

Kaunos Coinage By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ......   The Colosseo Collection ......   Kaunos was a prominent trading center in Asia Minor alongside Lycia and...
Ancient Gold Coins : The First Circulating Gold Coinage and the Stag of Artemis - Russ Augustin, AUCM

Ancient Gold Coins : The First Circulating Gold Coinage and the Stag of...

Ancient Gold Coins by Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ......   From the The Colosseo Collection   The First Circulating Coinage Little is known about this mysterious...

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