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Looking forward to 2014/2015 Ancient Coin Market Conditions

Looking forward to 2014/2015 Ancient Coin Market Conditions

By Geoffrey Cope www.petitioncrown.com A few years ago I proposed that Coin Collecting / Numismatics should be classed as an ASSET CLASS in their own right. I considered that having a mix of different asset classes can assist to reduce your overall risk and volatility and assist to preserve your hard earned wealth. Coins are just […]

Ancient Coin Stories: A Rare Plotina Sestercius

Ancient Coin Stories: A Rare Plotina Sestercius

by Geoffrey Cope & Dr. Alan Walker Nomos Zurich for CoinWeek…. I love Roman coins because of their artistry, their beautiful style, the fact that their content tells us about classical antiquity and, of course, for their quality. The Sestertius is, for me, the unsurpassed Roman Imperial Roman coin to collect, since its size allows […]

500th Anniversary  of The Earliest Dated English Coin: the 1513 Tournai Groat

500th Anniversary of The Earliest Dated English Coin: the 1513 Tournai Groat

Henry 8th 500th anniversary of England’s capture Tournai in France 1513   500th Anniversary  of The Earliest Dated English Coin was the 1513 Tournai Groat The earliest Exceptionally Rare coin dated 1513. Struck in the name of an English monarch Henry 8. The Tournai Groat (gros or 4d) struck subsequent to the capture of the town […]

By December 9, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Ancient Coins: After 107 years, The Hidden Mystery of the Hadrian Exercitus Britannicus is Revealed

Ancient Coins: After 107 years, The Hidden Mystery of the Hadrian Exercitus Britannicus is Revealed

In Bank Leu Auction 25 of ancient coins, which took place on 23 April 1980, one of the coins, lot 305, was a really incredible Sestertius of Hadrian with a reverse of the Exercitus Britannicus. In many ways this is the most important and evocative Roman coin relating to Britain in existence. It was estimated […]

By November 11, 2013 2 Comments Read More →
British Coins 2014-15 an Overall View of Now and into The Future

British Coins 2014-15 an Overall View of Now and into The Future

By Geoffrey Cope – www.petitioncrown.com ……… What is creating the interest in the British Coin market? Not just the upward trend of prices but the increasing number of collectors. What has really happened over the last decade leading to 2014/15? We need to understand a few facts and then mix all the facts up to […]

By October 20, 2013 5 Comments Read More →
No wonder high prices for collectibles – an abundance of  FIAT money…..?

No wonder high prices for collectibles – an abundance of FIAT money…..?

By Geoffrey Cope  –  www.petetioncrown.com A person wishes to save money. They put it in a bank and in return, receive almost no interest whatsoever. But still, the idea is that, by putting it in the bank, at least it will be safe. A bank is not a casino, ooops maybe it is? They are supposed to be […]

King Richard III, Battle of Bosworth Field

King Richard III, Battle of Bosworth Field

by Geoffrey Cope – www.petitioncrown.com ……. A coin of a King of Machiavellian Intrigue found within 9 miles of the Battle Field. Richard III who took the Crown of England over 500 years ago to become King and put the two young Princes of his late brother Edward IV in the Tower of London to […]

By December 21, 2012 3 Comments Read More →
British Coin Forecast for 2013

British Coin Forecast for 2013

by Geoffrey Cope – www.petitioncrown.com ……. Coins as an alternative Asset Class Rare Quality Coins which has quietly been held by collector/investors offer another alternative safe-haven asset class and diversification for future protection against inflation. What are our priorities in deciding an Asset Class, preservation of capital, increase in capital, a product that has a […]

By September 27, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
British Coin Forecast for 2012 By Geoffrey Cope

British Coin Forecast for 2012 By Geoffrey Cope

By Geoffrey Cope www.petitioncrown.com The main auctions for 2011 have just been completed and record prices have been achieved. To laugh or to cry at the market, neither will help to change the present continuing demand. Today we should consider what if there is more financial volatility? What will be the level of interest from […]

By October 18, 2011 1 Comments Read More →
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