NGC Ancients: Strike Quality Varies on Ancient Coins

By David Vagi, Director of NGC Ancients ....   The centering, evenness and strength of the strike can dramatically affect the appearance of an ancient coin To the...

Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Ancient and World Coin Auction at the 2019 World’s Fair...

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce their official auction at the highly anticipated American Numismatic Association (ANA) World’s Fair of Money, August 13-17,...

The Global War Against Collectors of Ancient Coins

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   By including antiquities within the political construction “cultural property” nationalist retentionist cultural policies often claim all antiquities from beneath,...

Ancient, World Coin Heritage Signature Auction Open for Bidding Soon

As we come to present our August 5-7 August Signature Auction of World and Ancient Coins, we cannot help but reflect on the changing...

How One Metal Detectorist Discovered the Seaton Down Hoard of Ancient Roman Coins

The Seaton Down Hoard by Alex Lemaire for CoinWeek .....   Laurence Egerton is a 51-year-old semi-retired builder in the United Kingdom who spends his spare...

The Grandeur That Was Rome – The Secular Games of the Circus Maximus

By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ......   The Secular Games at the Circus Maximus were some of the largest and most memorable celebrations...

Byzantine Coinage of the Empress Irene – CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   ATHENS IN THE eighth century was a provincial small town living on memories of past glories. But its aristocrats...

Numismatic Sale #18 – Agora Auctions Now Live

Agora Auctions numismatic sale #18 begins to close on Tuesday, October 14th at 12pm Noon (EST) with lots closing every 30 seconds. This sale features a nice selection...

Peter van Alfen Honored With ANA Burnett Anderson Memorial Award

Style and Substance Meet in Peter van Alfen's Writings The Burnett Anderson Memorial Award for Excellence in Numismatic Writing is presented annually to a researcher,...

Ancient Coin Books: A Collector’s Reference Library for Classical Numismatics

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz ....   The best advice this or any other coin collector ever got is, “Buy the book before you buy the coin.” For beginning...

Heritage Auctions: Record Prices at Inaugural CCE World & Ancient Coins Event

1826 British Proof Set sells for $282,000 to lead $6.38 million auction One of the most fancied proof sets in British numismatics starred in Heritage...

Top 5 World Coins Sold on MA-Shops – March, 2016

By CoinWeek ......   At MA-Shops, the width and breadth of offerings is deep, with a large variety of ancient and world coins at your perusal. Here...
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....

Heritage Ancient Coins: The Second Known Gold Magnesia Stater

Our upcoming Long Beach Auction of World and Ancient Coins features one of two known gold staters from Magnesia. This is a completely unrecorded...

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series – The Decline and Fall of Macedon

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz .....   Abandoned finally by all, the king surrendered himself to the Romans. Brought before the consul’s council, the...
Talking Ancient Coins with Mike Markowitz, Part 1

Watch: Talking Ancient Coins with Mike Beall and Mike Markowitz, Part I

 In Part I of Talking Ancient Coins, collector Mike Beall sits down with CoinWeek Ancients writer Mike Markowitz to take a numismatic tour of...
Teen Weirdo Emperor: The Coinage of Elagabalus

Teen Weirdo Emperor: The Coinage of Elagabalus

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz .....   ... sport with the passions and prejudices of his subjects, and to subvert every law of nature...

The Coinage of Ancient Mauretania

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz .....   ANCIENT MAURETANIA WAS a region of coastal North Africa stretching from modern-day Algeria to Morocco. It should...

Coin Collecting Strategies – Is It Time to Add Ancient Coins to Your Portfolio?

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...
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Ancient Coins: The Yin and Yang – A Smorgasbord of Views on Cultural Property

By Wayne Sayles .....   This week I was treated to a smorgasbord of views on cultural property from members of the archaeological and collecting communities. On...

Using Ancient Coins to Map Trade Routes in Mediterranean Europe

Researchers at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario have launched a research project in which nuclear radiation is used to identify changes in metal content...
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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...

CGB founder Michel Prieur RIP

Michel Prieur, founder and president of Compagnie Générale de Bourse (CGB) passed away last week in Paris leaving behind a legacy of important contributions...

Ancient & World Coins – New from Atlas Numismatics

By Atlas Numismatics ......   New Inventory These six coins are just a sample of the 398 recent additions to our inventory. We have added new material...

More Ancient Roman Coins Found In Spain

By Everett Millman - Gainesvillecoins.com ......   Coins from the bygone empire of Ancient Rome are found all around Europe, Northern Africa, and the other parts...

Happening Now: Ancient Coins on Harlan J. Berk’s eBay Coin Shop

By CoinWeek....   Harlan J. Berk, Ltd. (HJB) has offered up over 140 ancient coins for auction this week on their eBay shop. The coins span...
Künker Fall Auction Sales 351-354 of Ancient and World Coins Now Online

Künker Fall Auction Sales 351-354 of Ancient and World Coins Now Online

Künker Fall Auction Sales by Künker GmbH ......   Dear bidders and coin enthusiasts, The catalogs of our upcoming Fall Auction Sales 351-354 are online. In four...

After 140 Years, A Hoard is Finally Ready to be Dispersed at Spink

Something very exciting is happening at Spink this September. As the dust begins to settle after the mammoth celebrations commemorating Spink's 350th year, Spink's...
Ancient Coins of Lucania, Part 2: Thourioi, Laos, Elea, and Poseidonia

Ancient Coins of Lucania, Part 2: Thourioi, Laos, Elea, and Poseidonia

By Steve Benner for CoinWeek .....   As mentioned in Part 1, Lucania was one of the most important regions of Magna Graecia. Lucania was located...

Canada’s Finest Ancient Coin Collection, Up for Public Auction in Toronto

Canada’s famed Ancient coin collection of the late William (Bill) McDonald will be up for public auction block in Toronto, Ontario, on September 27,...