CoinWeek Podcast 179: The Problem With Grading Ancient Coins


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In this episode of the CoinWeek Podcast, CoinWeek’s Ancients writer Mike Markowitz discusses the problems with authenticating and grading ancient coins. Mike gives you an overview of the qualities a collector can look for that align with the different grades on the Sheldon Grading Scale, as well as unique approachs that go beyond what a collector of classic and modern U.S. and World coins might be experienced.

Grading ancient coins can be a complex issue that presents a serious challenge for even the most well-trained classical numismatists, but beginners need not fear the topic.

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The CoinWeek Podcast is sponsored by PCGS. To learn about this quarter’s grading specials, on-site grading at the PCGS Invitational, and more, visit

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