End the Unilateral Trade Sanctions on Collectors

By Wayne Sayles Coin collectors across the U.S. are tired of being singled out with unilateral sanctions.  The State Department’s assault on our ability to...

Morton & Eden Announce Sale of Iconic Greek Coins From 5th Century BC

Specialist auctioneers Morton & Eden will offer four classical Greek coins dating from the fifth century BCE in a sale in London on Monday,...

Greatest Collection of Judaean 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...

Cool Coins! London Coin Fair 2012 February

Interviewer: David Lisot Steve Hill - Director, A.H. Baldwin & Sons: 1601 Elizabeth I silver crown Stephen Lockett - Director, London Coins Ltd: Henry VIII...

Smuggling and Cyprus

By Wayne Sayles - Ancient Coin Collecting .....   I'm shocked! For years, we've been told by "experts" that the market for looted coins is in America,...

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...

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...

Baldwin’s Set New World Record for Ancient Greek Coin – $3.25 Million

The much anticipated sale of the spectacular Prospero Collection concluded at 03.30 EST this morning and, after a phenomenal eight hour ‘white glove’ auction,...

Using Ancient Coins to Map Trade Routes in Mediterranean Europe

Researchers at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario have launched a research project in which nuclear radiation is used to identify changes in metal content...

Finest Known 1892 Proof South African Pond Highlights NYINC Offerings

A simply magnificent 1892 South African Republic gold Proof Pond, PR65 NGC — the best of just 10 like pieces known to have been...

Digitizing a Well-Kept Secret: Cornell’s Ancient Coin Collection

By Linda B. Glaser - Cornell University Cornell's coin collection is one of the best-kept secrets on campus, but if archaeologist Annetta Alexandridis has her...

Lot Highlights of the January 2012 Prospero Collection Auction

Baldwins Formed over several decades by a collector with a passion for the arts and a discerning taste for outstanding examples of the most beautiful...

Ancient Cretan Stater Brings $479,000 World Record Price at Morton & Eden

By Paul Fraser Collectibles Depicting Zeus with lover Europa, the Cretan stater made a record in the $6.4m ancient coin auction London numismatic specialists Morton &...

Tetradrachms of Alexander the Great

This month, NGC Ancients examines the silver tetradrachms of Alexander III of Macedon (356–323 B.C.), better known as Alexander the Great. Throughout history, few...

$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...

Coins and Panetta’s Biggest Fear

By Wayne Sayles - Ancient Coin Collecting Blog .....   In today's Washington Post, on page 19, columnist George Will (one of my favorite people)...

‘First Hellenistic Gold Coin Ever Struck’ to be Auctioned in London October 2

A unique gold coin of the enigmatic Greco-Baktrian ruler Sophytes, which may very well be the first ever Hellenistic gold issue, is...

Baldwin’s Auction 71 Announced

Baldwin’s auction 71, the second of two official Coinex auctions, contains an array of high quality, interesting pieces from the Indian, Ancient and Islamic...

Baldwin’s London Auction 70 Preview

The first of Baldwin’s two official Coinex auctions will be held on the 28th September this year and will include a spectacular selection of...

Morton & Eden Announce Single-Owner Auction of Exceptional Ancient Greek Coins

Sale brings back to the market rarities not seen since 1960s and 70s Morton & Eden, the specialist London coin and medal auctioneers, are delighted...

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 Junius Brutus, celebrating the infamous...

NGC Ancients: The Roman Civil War of A.D. 68–69, Year of Five Emperors

By Josh Illingworth - NGC Ancients .....   This year marks the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the American Civil War. The concept of civil...

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...

Baldwin’s Presents 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...

Heritage-Gemini Ancient Coin Auction Nets $3.4 Million

Silver tetradrachm of Naxos in Sicily brings $174,800 to lead the way   A spectacular silver tetradrachm of Naxos in Sicily, struck circa 415 BC, brought...

Byzantine Bronzes at EAC

Members of Early American Coppers (EAC) are collectors of early American copper coins. Once you get the "copper bug" you find out that copper...

Silver Stater of Alexander of Pherai Highlights Nomos Ancient Coin Auction

The sale is based on the mysterious and exceptional collection owned by an unknown 'BCD'   By Paul Fraser Collectibles ......   As we've noted, coin auctioneers Nomos...

Ancient Coins: Affirmation of Audacity

By Wayne Sayles - Ancient Coin Blog .....   During the period from July 2004 through August 2007 the numismatic community, by way of the Ancient...

Ancient Coins Star in $3.3M CICF Heritage-Gemini Auction

Outstanding ancient coins brought strong prices in the just-concluded 2011 April Heritage-Gemini Signature Ancient Coins Auction, which took place at the Chicago International Coin...

Unique Coin of Aitna in Sicily to be Offered in London Sale June 9

Auction at Morton & Eden in London on June 9   A small silver coin is expected to cause excitement among collectors of ancient Greek coins...