NGC Ancient Coins Highlight January 2018 Auctions

A 2,600-year-old stater and a Jewish War shekel are among the coins expected to realize six-figure prices Coins graded by NGC Ancients, a division of...

September Ancient & World Coin Inventory from Atlas Numismatics

By Atlas Numismatics ......   New Inventory These six coins are just a sample of the 628 recent additions to our inventory. We have added new material...

A Talking Coin: A Fable of Ancient Rome

By Geoffrey Cope.... History told through a collection and a coin An old man (a retired centurion) lives on a farm north of Rome in Italy....

Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Ancient Coins: Gold Light Stater of...

In numismatic circles, Croesus is most famous for introducing the world's first bimetallic standard, issuing coins of both gold and silver. Prior to this,...

Best in Show: Ancients of the Tyrant Collection

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz …. Ancient coins are like puppies in one respect: a good pedigree enhances their market value. For an ancient coin, “pedigree” is...

Nine Ladies Dancing: The Muses on Ancient Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz....   Now let us begin with the Olympian Muses who sing for their father Zeus and delight his great...

CoinWeek Ancient Coins Series – Million Dollar Ancients (and a Few...

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek ....   AN ARABIAN GULF OIL SHEIK. A RETIRED software executive. A Russian oligarch. A prominent surgeon. Buyers of rare and...

Far From Home: Ancient and Medieval Coins that Traveled

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz ....   MANY ANCIENT COINS circulated in a narrow area, sometimes just a single city-state of a few thousand...

Ancient Coin Profiles: Byzantine Empire – Manuel I Aspron Trachy

Overview: In 1092 CE the Byzantine Emperor Alexius I Comnenus enacted sweeping coinage reforms. He stopped production of previous denominations and introduced five new ones: the...

CoinWeek Ancient Coins Series: How Ancient Coins Were Made

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek ....   BRICKS WERE PROBABLY the first mass-produced industrial product. Cast bronze arrowheads, produced by the millions, might well have been...

Those Darned Etruscans: Coins of the Rasna

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz ....   THE PEOPLE WHO LIVED IN TUSCANY before the Romans are often described as “enigmatic” or “mysterious.” We...

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....

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Janus, God of January

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek ....   ANCIENT ROMANS KNEW even less about the prehistoric origins of their religion than we do, since we have knowledge...

Join Stack’s Bowers in Denver for the 2017 ANA Auction of...

Stack's Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce details of their upcoming World Coin , Ancient Coin & World Paper Money Auctions, to be held...

Ancient Coins – Septimius Severus: The African Emperor of Rome

By Timothy O'Fallon ....  Gibraltar Coins & Precious Metals ........   In 193 CE, the Roman Praetorian Guard massacred the emperor, an ex-Senator by the name...

Possibly 2nd Known Ancient Roman Gold Aureus of Vespasian on MA-Shops

By CoinWeek ....   On MA-Shops.com, Dutch coin dealer Munthandel G. Henzen is currently offering what is possibly only the second known example of a rare...

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...

The Earliest Coins of Ireland

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz....   WHEN ONE HEARS THE WORD "CELTIC", one naturally thinks of Ireland (unless one is from Boston, in which...

Sibling Lovers: Four Royal Portraits on Popular Ancient Gold Coin from...

By CoinWeek ....   The Ptolemaic Kingdom of Egypt was ruled by a dynasty of Hellenistic Greeks from around to 305 BCE until the defeat of...

Rare Gold World Coins in High Grades at Nomisma Auction 57....

Dear Collector, Nomisma Spa Numismatic Auction 57 will be held in Borgo Maggiore (RSM) at the Grand Hotel Primavera. The auction will be held...

NGC Ancients: Shekels and Half-Shekels of Tyre – A Brief Survey

By Josh Illingworth -- NGC Ancients ....... NGC Ancients examines the silver Shekels and Half-Shekels of Tyre, some of the most recognizable coins of the ancient...

Morton & Eden to Sell Coins from the Dawn of Islam

Single gold dinar alone estimated at £280,000 Specialist London auctioneers Morton & Eden will sell three of the earliest and rarest Islamic gold coins in...

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,...

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....

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

This week I was treated to a smorgasbord of views on cultural property from members of the archaeological and collecting communities. On Tuesday morning, I...

Ancient Coins – The Wealth of the Persian Empire

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

Stack’s Bowers Ancient Coins: Domitian, Last of the Twelve Caesars

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger - Stacks Bowers ......   The January New York International (NYINC) Auction features some fantastic world and ancient numismatic treasures...

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,...

Ancient Greek Coins – The Mythology of Ajax the Lesser

By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC The Colosseo Collection ...... Opus was a small, infertile territory on the coast of mainland Greece, surrounded by...

NGC Ancients – Masterpieces of Kimon and Euainetos

Classic example of a decadrachm with Euainetos-signed dies. By Josh Illingworth, NGC Ancients .........   NGC Ancients examines the series of silver decadrachms struck at Syracuse (Sicily) in...