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...
Power Couples on Byzantine Coins

Power Couples and Princesses in Purple: Coinage of Byzantine Empresses

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz .....   In the Byzantine empire power was technically vested in the emperor. Nevertheless, a number of empresses played...

MA-Shops: Ancient Coins from Akragas

By Joël van Dam - Owner of Joëlnumismatics, for MA-Shops.com ......   The city of Akragas was one of the predominant cities of ancient Sicily. A...

Rare Coin of Roman Dictator Exchanged for $7,500 in London

The sestertius depicting the Emperor Nero was one of the key highlights of the David Heuer collection   By Paul Frasier Collectibles ......   Baldwin's has just released...

Prototype Silver Shekel Highlights Shoshana Collection Offerings

The first silver shekel struck in Jerusalem by Jewish forces rebelling against Roman oppression in the first century CE, one of only two...

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 Coins – Another New Roman Coin Type Discovered by NGC Ancients

NGC Ancients has certified a previously unknown denarius of Nerva By David Vagi, Director, NGC Ancients ......   About two years ago NGC Ancients shared the discovery...

NGC Ancient Coins – Roman Coin Designs and Origins of the Roman Republic

Roman coin designs feature mythological accounts of the republic’s origins such as Romulus and Remus depicted above. Like people of almost every civilization, the Romans revered...

Baldwin’s to Offer the David Sellwood Collection of Parthian Coins

A.H. Baldwin and Sons Ltd, the only official Coinex sponsors, 2014, present Auction 90; Ancient Coins, British Coins and Commemorative Medals. The sale boasts Part...

Coin Auctions: Goldberg Pre Long Beach and Dan Holmes Sale Results

January 30, 2011 The Dan Holmes Sale, Part IV This was a memorable session which concluded the auction of this historic and memorable collection....

Does This Toga Make Me Look Fat? Clothing on Ancient Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz .....   And if any man will sue thee at law and take away thy coat , let him...

Caesar and His Untimely End on the Ides of March: Stack’s Bowers NYINC

By Jeremy Bostwick - Senior Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack's Bowers ......   Gaius Julius Caesar, commonly known by his nomen and cognomen (the second and third...

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...

NGC Ancients: New ‘Economy’ Tier for Ancient Coins

By David Vagi, Director of NGC Ancients....   NGC now offers an especially cost-effective way to submit lower-value ancients Coins of the ancient Greek and Roman world...

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,...

Rare Greek Coin Book Auction: Duplicates of the BCD Library

The world's most significant rare Greek coin book library is selling its duplicate books.... CoinWeek thanks Dr. Ursula Kampmann for the heads up on this significant...
The Life and Death of Pan and His Coins - Tyler Rossi

The Life and Death of Pan and His Coins

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   First appearing during the early sixth century in Arcadia, a wild mountainous region centrally located in the Peloponnesian peninsula,...

Natural Untouched Imperial Roman Bronze Coins

Coins are Art, perfection is in the eye of the beholder. An Imperial Bronze coin exemplifies the skill of a ‘master’ engraver, such wonders are...

Top 10 Women on World Coins, Part 1

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ....   Is there anything better suited to honor the famous figures of history than a coin? * *...

Ancient Coin Profiles – Shapur I of Persia – Rome’s Worst Nightmare

The long and glorious history of Persia as an Imperial power dates to the rise of Cyrus the Great in the sixth century BCE....

Mike Markowitz: CoinWeek Coins of the Bible Video Series, Part IX: Prutah of Pontius...

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. In this...

NGC-Certified Ancient and World Coins Featured in Monaco Sale

The October sale is offering over 300 NGC-certified world and ancient coins   Ancient and World Coins certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) are being featured...

Coin Import Restrictions: Planning a Vacation in Italy? — DON’T

By Wayne Sayles - Ancient Coin Collecting Blog .....   Today, the U.S. State Department (DOS) imposed import restrictions on numerous types of ancient coins cast...

Ancient Roman Coins – Military Strength in Rome’s Golden Age

Ancient Roman Coins - HADRIAN. 117-138 AD. Aureus  Struck 124-128 AD. By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ...... Hadrian was the third of the...

NGC Ancients Certifies Fabled ‘EID MAR’ Aureus of Brutus

Perhaps the most important and valuable Roman coin ever to be offered at auction — an ‘EID MAR’ aureus of Brutus in Mint State...

Ancient Coin Profile – Pompeia’s Pick: Mourning Becomes Mark Antony

Click here for the First Antony Portrait denarius listing at the Chicago International Coin Convention (April 14-19) Signature Auction It would be too easy to...

September Long Beach Heritage Coin & Currency Auctions Exceed $30 Million Sold

Two extremely rare coins from The Poulos Family Collection - an 1876-CC twenty-cent piece and a Proof 1975 dime without the S mintmark -...

$6.8 Million Norman Jacobs Collection Leads $20.5+ Million Heritage Auction World & Ancient Coins...

Sept. 8-9 auction led by $1.39+ million 1909 Korean Gold Coin set and $546,250 “Ides of March” denarius; Heritage’s most successful World & Ancient...

CoinWeek News Wire for July 15, 2016

By Coinweek ....   CoinWeek News Wire for July 15, 2016 Brain Food 1.) "Metal Detectives" dig up treasure Metal "detective" Richard Nalli said it's not knowing what you'll...
CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series - Mike Markowitz: Ten Coins I’d Love to Own

Mike Markowitz: Ten Coins I’d Love to Own

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   I collect Late Roman (c. 300-491 CE) and Byzantine (c. 491-1350 CE) gold coins. The tangled histories of these...