Ancient Coins – The Wealth of the Persian Empire

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

Ancient Type Coins, Crown and Medallic Collections Highlight Stack’s Bowers August...

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to present their annual August Ancient and World auction, featuring over 3,000 lots of coins, medals, and paper money....

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...

The Daric: Persian Gold – CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   The Achaemenid Empire of Persia ruled much of the Middle East from 550 to 330 BCE. With a diversity...

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Modern Fakes of Ancient Coins

Fake Ancient Coins by Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   “To declare that a forged coin is genuine is a mistake, but to declare that a...

Künker Spring Auction Results Defy Troubles

Künker Spring Auction Results by Künker GmbH ......   The Künker Spring Auction Sales took place in the middle of the worldwide coronavirus crisis and under...

Künker to Offer Samel Collection of Jewish Coins

By Künker GmbH ......   Dear bidders and collectors, All those interested in Jewish numismatics have been talking about it for weeks: on 17 March 2020, we...

A Guide to Ancient Coin Collecting

Ancient Coin Collecting by Joe Jaroch - Posted with Permission from AU Capital Management ......   Amassing a collection of ancient coins can seem like a...

Ancient Roman Coins – The Tribute Penny – Render Unto Caesar...

Tribute Penny - Tiberius (14-37 CE). AV aureus ). Lugdunum, ca. 18-35 CE. The same type was also issued in silver, which became known as...

Extremely Rare Judaean and Related Roman Coins Featured in Goldberg’s New...

By Ira and Larry Goldberg Auctioneers ......   Once every few years, an auction of Judaean material of the highest caliber is held, and this will...

Ancient Coins on Modern Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz ....   COINAGE IS CONSERVATIVE. IF a denizen of ancient Rome picked up a modern American dime, he would...

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...

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Ancient Coins Under $100

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   Aren’t they very expensive? Along with How do you know they’re authentic?, this is probably the most common question that...

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Collecting Ancient Weights

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   Do not use dishonest standards when measuring length, weight or quantity. Use honest scales and honest weights, an honest...

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Coinage of the Jewish War

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   The other practices of the Jews are sinister and revolting, and have entrenched themselves by their very wickedness. Wretches...

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 Ancient Coin Series: Coins of the Twelve Caesars

By Mike Markowitz .....   Upon what meat doth this our Caesar feed. That he is grown so great? -- Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, Act 1, Scene 2 Julius...

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°...

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

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...

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

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...

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

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...

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

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....

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

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....

Mike Markowitz: CoinWeek Coins of the Bible Video Series, Part 4...

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....

Mike Markowitz: CoinWeek Coins of the Bible Video Series, Part 3...

  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....

Mike Markowitz: CoinWeek Coins of the Bible Video Series, Part 2...

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....

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....

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: The Widow’s Mite

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   And there came a certain poor widow, and she threw in two mites, which make a farthing. And He called...

Greatest Collection of Judean Coins Ever Offered

Heritage recently announced their offering of The Shoshana Collection of Ancient Judean Coins. Assembled over the course of four decades by a diligent collector...

Biblical Coins and the World’s Largest Collection of Export Permits?

By Wayne Sayles - Ancient Coin Collecting .....   A January 18 special report on CNN prompts one to wonder: Where in the world would the...