Ancient Coin Auction Preview: Numismatic Rarities at Lanz

On December 8, 2014, Numismatik Lanz invites to auction sale #159. The focus is laid on ancient coins. The world coin section offers two...

NGC Ancients: The Decline of Roman Imperial Silver Coinage, Part I

From 27 BCE to 268 CE, the purity of Roman Imperial silver was in a steady decline. By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   Beginning in the...

Ancient Coin News – Metal Detectorist Challenges Alton Hoard Value

By Everett Millman - Gainesville Coins .......   In 1996, a Briton who was interested in archaeology and metal detecting as a pastime discovered one of...

Janus and New Year Coins in Ancient Rome: MA-Shops

JANUS by Joël van Dam - Owner, Joëlnumismatics, for MA-Shops.com ......   As we reflect on the past year, we have much to be thankful for....

Hordes of Hoards: Some Recent and Classic Finds of Ancient Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz ....   It has been said that archaeology stands on a foundation of potsherds, and it would be just...

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: The Merovingians – Coinage of the Do-Nothing...

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek ....   The Franks had little idea of the state as a public institution, and the regnum Francorum (kingdom of the...

Ancient Coin Profiles – Goddess Tanit on Carthaginian Gold & Silver...

Overview: Carthage At its peak, the ancient North African city of Carthage rivaled the Eternal City of Rome for military and economic control of the western...

Why Did Byzantine Coins Become Cup-Shaped?

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz ....   ON MARCH 27, 2014 the US Mint released its first curved coins: five-dollar gold, one-dollar silver and...

Mike Markowitz: CoinWeek Coins of the Bible Video Series, Part 1...

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....

NGC Ancient Coins: Redefining the Biblical Widow’s Mite

The traditional, narrow definition of the biblical Widow’s Mite is in need of revision The Biblical Widow’s Mite is among the most familiar, yet most...

Roman Gold Coins – Stack’s Bowers Announces Part I of George...

IN COLLABORATION WITH NUMISMATICA ARS CLASSICA Stack's Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce the firm’s collaboration with Numismatica Ars Classica in offering the George W....

NGC Ancient Coins: Unusual Bactrian Portraits

By NGC Ancients .....   The royal busts of the Indo-Greek kings are often adorned with unusual helmets and headdresses Among the most interesting and diverse portraits...

The Origin of Specie: How Gold and Silver Became Money

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz ....   ...And unto Sarah he said, Behold, I have given thy brother a thousand pieces of silver. --Genesis, 20:16 ABIMELECH,...

CoinWeek: Cool Coins! 2019 Episode 2: Key Dates, Original Gold, and...

  CoinWeek's Cool Coins! returns with our second episode of 2019. In this clip, we talk to Allen Rowe of Northern Nevada Coin, Harlan J....

Baldwin’s Presents The David Heuer Collection of Ancient Coins

Baldwin’s are delighted to be offering The David Heuer Collection of Ancient Greek and Roman, British and Foreign coins as part of their 4th...

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

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,...

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Coinage of the Mongols

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   The couriers of the Khan galloped over fifty degrees of longitude, and it was said that a virgin carrying...

Ancient Coins: After 107 Years, Hidden Mystery of Hadrian Exercitus Britannicus...

In Bank Leu Auction 25 of ancient coins, which took place on 23 April 1980, one of the coins, lot 305, was an incredible...

Künker Spring Sale Rare Coin Recap: A Week Full of Surprises

By Dr. Ursula Kampmann .......... 140.000 euros for a Chinese dollar from 1896, 110.000 euros for a gold coin from Czechoslovakia from 1938 – the...

Rare Coins from over 50 countries offered in Heritage’s Platinum Night...

Rare Chinese silver and gold lead the way in Heritage’s deepest, “most sophisticated” World and Ancient Coin auction to date, Aug. 8, 2014, in...

NGC Ancients: Ancient Masterpieces — Decadrachms of Kimon and Euainetos

Posted by Josh Illingworth NGC Ancients This month, NGC Ancients examines the series of silver decadrachms struck at Syracuse (Sicily) in the fifth to fourth...

Small Change: The Tiniest Ancient Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz ....   “Parva Ne Pereant” IN 2014, THE BRITISH Royal Mint issued a gold proof 50p coin only eight mm...

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)...

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...

Apollo in Reverse: Incuse Silver Stater from Künker on MA-Shops

By CoinWeek ....   A simple yet intriguing design from the ancient Mediterranean In Classical Antiquity, the southern part of Italy (including Sicily) was known by the...

Ancient Coin Profiles: Silver Stater of Tarsus

Overview: Tarsus Tarsus was an ancient city located on the southern Mediterranean shore of Asia Minor in what is now modern Turkey. It was already ancient...

Diverse Ancient & World Coin Rarities at Heritage Chicago Coin Expo...

An Auction with an Ancient and World Coin Focus Preparing for this year's Chicago Coin Expo has brought with it new faces, new goals, and,...

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...

Daily Record: Five years on, test case on coins tries USAO’s...

By Wayne Sayles – Ancient Coin Collecting Blog ……….. The Daily Record, a news service for Maryland based business and legal professions, ran an interesting...

Ancient Coins: Gorgeous Septimius Severus Gold Aureus in Stack’s Bowers ANA...

By Chris Chatigny - Numismatist & Cataloger, Stacks Bowers ......   Our first ancient coin preview for the August ANA World's Fair of Money is a...