Rarities from Northern Greece in Upcoming Gorny & Mosch Auction

From October 10-14, 2016 Gorny & Mosch will hold three auctions. Several collections will be on sale, for example, an exquisite collection of coins...

After 140 Years, A Hoard is Finally Ready to be Dispersed...

Something very exciting is happening at Spink this September. As the dust begins to settle after the mammoth celebrations commemorating Spink's 350th year, Spink's...

Ancient Coin Profile – The First Facing Portrait of a King

LYCIA. Dynasts of Lycia, Perikles (c.375-360 BCE), Silver Stater By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ......   Lycia was a mountainous region in Anatolia with...

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Coins of Julius Caesar

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

Jacquier’s to Auction 450 Lots Featuring Ancient Coins of the Gallic...

By Paul-Francis Jacquier Auctions ....   An unbelievable number of 450 lots featuring coins of the Gallic Empire are on offer at Paul-Francis Jacquier’s auction on...

NGC Ancient Coins: Redefining the Biblical Widow’s Mite

The traditional, narrow definition of the biblical Widow’s Mite is in need of revision The Biblical Widow’s Mite is among the most familiar, yet most...

Ancient Greek Coins – Kamarina’s Tumultuous History

By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ......   The history of Kamarina, a port city on the southern coast of Sicily, is among the...

Ancient Coin Auction News: Postumus, Creator of the Gallic Empire

By Paul-Francis Jacquier Auctions ....   To the inhabitants of the Roman Empire, it truly must have seemed like the beginning of the apocalypse. Plundering and murdering,...

Heritage Signature Auctions: 4,300 World Coin Lots up for Bidding in...

Heritage's Long Beach World & Ancient coins Signature auction, scheduled for September 8-12, is open for bidding! Although it feels like the final hammer...

Ancient Coins – A Stunning Lucius Verus Gold Aureus

Late in 136 CE, the emperor Hadrian adopted a handsome, but otherwise undistinguished aristocrat named Lucius Aurelius Commodus as his intended successor, giving him...

Monaco Rare Coins Announces Roman Earthquake Relief Fund

Ancient Roman Coins Offer Relief for Italy Earthquake Victims Gold & Silver Romans Purchased This Month Generate a 5% Relief Fund Donation By Monaco Rare Coins...

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: The Merovingians – Coinage of the Do-Nothing...

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek ....   The Franks had little idea of the state as a public institution, and the regnum Francorum (kingdom of the...

Oldest Coin in the World Acquired by Texas Collector

The oldest coin in the world was just sold by a rare coin company in Austin to a private collector. Estimated to be one...

Stack’s Bowers August ANA Sale of World and Ancient Coins Realizes...

Warm sunny weather greeted attendees to the annual ANA convention last week as they brought spirited bidding to the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Auction...

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: The Christianization of Roman Coinage

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek ....   We speak sometimes of the Roman religion as though it possessed a firm basis, but in fact it was...

World Records – The Most Expensive Roman Gold Coin Ever Sold...

As one of the largest surviving Roman gold medallions, this piece is one of only two known. circa 308 CE Eight-Aureus Gold Medallion On April 5,...

Dancing with the Universe – The Infamous Wanborough Hoard of...

By Wayne Sayles - Ancient Coin Collecting with the kind permission of John Hooker   I'm sure that most are quite familiar with the infamous Wanborough Hoard...

Ancient Coin Profile – Pompeia’s Pick: A Jewish War Shekel of...

By Lorie Ann Hambly for Heritage Auctions ......   One of the most important coins in this year's Platinum Night offering is also one of the...

Why Museums Hate Ancient Coins

The Fitzwilliam Museum - Cambridge, England By Mike Markowitz for Coinweek .... Ancient Coin Series   AS COLLECTORS OF ANCIENT COINS, one of the most Frequently Asked Questions we encounter...

Ancient coins – Coinage of the Ancient Olympics

Elis, Olympia, 87th-90th Olympiad, 432-420 BC. AR Stater By Russell A. Augustin - AU Capital Management, LLC The Colosseo Collection ......   One of the few ancient...

New Ancient, World Coins from Atlas Numismatics – August 2016

By Atlas Numismatics ......   This weekend we will depart for the American Numismatic Association's World's Fair of Money in Anaheim. We decided to publish our...

Gainesville Coins: Gold and Silver Treasure Update

By Everett Millman - Gainesville Coins .......   Unlike perhaps any other location on Earth, the United Kingdom has an incredible abundance of gold and silver...

Three Collections Bolster Heritage ANA World & Ancient Coin Auctions

Thursday, August 11, 2016 at the Anaheim Convention Center; featuring the Cape Coral of Multiple Talers, the Redwood Collection of Swiss Coinage, and the...

CoinWeek News Wire for July 29, 2016

By Coinweek ....   CoinWeek News Wire for July 29, 2016 Brain Food 1.) Deciphering history through coins Another prized possession is the one with an imprint of Alexander...

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 Profiles: Carthaginian Gold & Silver 1 1/2 Shekel

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...

Atlas Numismatics Publishes Newest Fixed-Price List – July 2016

By Atlas Numismatics ......   New Inventory Atlas Numismatics has updated their website with 366 new coins, medals, and tokens at fixed price. Selections include the following...

CoinWeek News Wire for July 22, 2016

By Coinweek ....   CoinWeek News Wire for July 22, 2016 Brain Food 1.) The history keepers On a cool, cloudy Tuesday morning ... a coin collector stops by...

Cool Coins! 2016 Episode 5 – 4K Video

Our fifth episode of CoinWeek's Cool Coins! for 2016 ups the ante! We've got scarce medals, scarcer U.S. pattern coins, and a previously-unpublished ancient gold coin. Exonumia...

Metal Detectorist Finds Treasure Hoard of 8,000 Ancient Roman Coins

By Shaquille Brissett for Gainesville Coins ....   Another roman Coin Hoard found with metal detector There are times when persistence pays off in a big way....