Do Ancient Coins Need Third Party Grading? VIDEO: 3:44

Harlan J. Berk, Sam Spiegel, & David Vagi Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com .......... Grading ancient coins is still an area of controversy.  Old school numismatics believes...

Gorny & Mosch Rare Coin Auction Highlights

By Dr. Ursula Kampmann ....   Even though there were many remarkable results to be witnessed in the Gorny & Mosch rare coin auction sale conducted between...

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....

Rare Gold Coins from The Bently Collection Brings Nearly $9 Million

Rare gold coins from The Bently Collection, offered by Heritage, raises nearly $9 million to launch Bently Foundation in San Francisco - Ultra Rare 1927-D Double...

The Most Famous Ancient Coin Of All

The most famous ancient coin in existence, the "Ides of March" silver denarius struck by Julius Caesar's assassin Marcus Brutus, celebrating the infamous deed,...

CoinWeek Ancient Coins Series: The Ancient Coinage of Crete

Labyrinths and Minotaurs and Bulls, Oh My! CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz ....   FOR THE ANCIENT GREEKS, CRETE was a place of myth and...

Ancient Coins as Cultural Property : If The Shoe Fits ….....

By Wayne Sayles – Ancient Coin Collecting Blog….. In a recent archaeo-blogger post by Paul Barford, cultural property nationalist Nigel Swift wrote: The level and vehemence...

Naville Numismatics Live Auction 23 Now Online

By Naville Numismatics Ltd .....   It is our pleasure to present Naville Numismatics (NN) Live Auction 23. The auction will close on Sunday 12 June 2016,...

Ancient & World Coin Auction Results From Künker Auctions

With more than 3,000 bidders and 400 present in Osnabrück, spring Künkers auctions were a full success. The 6,700 lots rose from a total estimate of 7.3...

Princeton University Acquires Peter Donald Collection of Byzantine Coins

By Princeton University Library ......   The Princeton University Numismatic Collection announces the acquisition of Peter Donald’s vast collection of rare Byzantine coins. Comprising 5,280 coins,...

Bad Money – Ancient Counterfeiters and Their Fake Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series on Ancient Counterfeiters by Mike Markowitz ....   Mundus vult decipi, ergo decipiatur "The world wants to be deceived, so let it be deceived." --...

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...

Ancient Greek Coins – The Enigma of the Oinoanda Didrachms

Oinoanda Didrachms were an unusual denomination By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ......   Oinoanda, an ancient Greek city located in the upper valley of...

Ancient Coins – Julia Paula, First Wife Of Elagabalus

By Lorie Ann Hambly - Heritage Classical Coin News The sweet and seemingly innocent young lady depicted on this coin played a not-inconsequential role in...

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...

New Ancient, World Coin Inventory from Atlas Numismatics

By Atlas Numismatics ......   New Inventory These six coins are just a sample of the 738 recent additions to our inventory. We have added new material...

CoinWeek News Wire for June 24, 2016

By Coinweek ....   CoinWeek News Wire for June 24, 2016 The Brexit 1.) EU referendum explained: Brexit for non-Brits 2.) After Brexit, Europe faces an existential crisis Britain’s decision...

First Read: Coinage in the Roman Economy

First Read, a continuing series of essays about classic and contemporary works of numismatic literature… Essay by Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek....   Coinage in the Roman Economy...

Ancient Coin Profiles: Greece – Theban Silver Stater

Overview: Thebes Thebes was one of the major cities of ancient Greece, and for a brief time it was the preeminent power in the Greek world....

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...

Cultural Property & Coins – The CCPIA: Then and Now

By Wayne Sayles – Ancient Coin Collecting Blog ....   The Convention on Cultural Property Implementation Act of 1983 (CCPIA) has been in effect for more...

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Sphinxes on Ancient Coins

The business of a sphinx is to be mysterious By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek ....   ...somewhere in sands of the desert A shape with lion body and...

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: The Ptolemies, Part II

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series  by Mike Markowitz .....   Ptolemy IV Philopator (222 – 204 BCE) THE LONG DECLINE OF Ptolemaic Egypt began with the reign of Ptolemy IV,...

World Coin Auctions – Rarities at Heidelberger Münzhandlung

By Heidelberger Münzhandlung Herbert Grün ......   From November 14 to 15, 2017, Auction 73 of the Heidelberger Münzhandlung will take place. Herbert Grün has again...

Ancient Coins – Pontius Pilate and Other Roman Governors of Judaea

Coins of the Judaean prefects and procurators are relatively plentiful, making sets fairly easy to assemble By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   Among the most collectible...

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...

Turtles and Tortoises on Ancient Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz ....   A hare one day ridiculed the short feet and slow pace of the Tortoise, who replied, laughing:...

Ancient Coin Books – Highlights from the William A. Burd Library

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers will be offering coin books highlights from the outstanding numismatic library formed by Chicagoan William A. Burd in our...

The First Ancient Coins – Aegina’s Sea Turtle

Ancient Coins - ISLANDS off ATTICA, Aegina. Circa 550-530/25 BC. AR Stater. Sea turtle By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ..... Aegina is a...

Israeli Hiker Finds Unusual Roman Gold Coin

Laurie Rimon found the coin during a hike in the eastern Galilee By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ....   On Monday, March 14, the Israel Antiquities Authority...