Ancient Coins

Why Did Byzantine Coins Become Cup-Shaped?

Why Did Byzantine Coins Become Cup-Shaped?

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek ……. Ancient Coin Series …… On March 27, 2014 the US Mint released its first curved coins: five-dollar gold, one-dollar silver and 50-cent copper-nickel clad proof commemoratives celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Baseball Hall of Fame.  The reverse shows the stitching of a baseball (convex side), while Cassie McFarland’s […]

CGB founder Michel Prieur RIP

CGB founder Michel Prieur RIP

Michel Prieur, founder and president of Compagnie Générale de Bourse (CGB) passed away last week in Paris leaving behind a legacy of important contributions to numismatics.  His breadth of knowledge was most impressive and his passion for the hobby and trade was unsurpassed. One of Michel’s most memorable contributions to ancient numismatics was publication of […]

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation Offers Third Party Grading for Ancient Coins. VIDEO: 2:05.

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation Offers Third Party Grading for Ancient Coins. VIDEO: 2:05.

David Vagi, Director of NGC Ancients, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com………… One of the major third party grading services grades and authenticates ancient coins. NGC Director David Vagi talks about the service his company offers and why there is a need in numismatics for ancient coin grading. He also comments on recent auction […]

By April 23, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
ANS Announces New Digitization Program for Roman Coins. VIDEO: 13:57

ANS Announces New Digitization Program for Roman Coins. VIDEO: 13:57

Giles Bransbourg, Adjunct Curator of Roman Coins, American Numismatic Society, Moderator: Harlan Berk……… A new program to digitize the Roman coins in the ANS Collection will begin later this year, the Online Coins of the Roman Empire(OCRE) project, Co-directed by Dr. Andrew Meadows of the ANS and Professor Roger Bagnall of ISAW and managed by […]

By April 22, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Cool Ancient Coins! CICF 2014. VIDEO: 6:32

Cool Ancient Coins! CICF 2014. VIDEO: 6:32

Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com with Harlan J. Berk, Harlan J. Berk Ltd and Sam Spiegel, Heritage Auctions……. Here are some of the most valuable and interesting coins of the ancient world. Find out what Cleopatra really looked liked and a coin celebrating one of the first great sport stadiums. These ancient coins include a silver […]

By April 21, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Do Ancient Coins Need Third Party Grading? VIDEO: 3:44

Do Ancient Coins Need Third Party Grading? VIDEO: 3:44

Harlan J. Berk, Sam Spiegel, & David Vagi Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com ………. Grading ancient coins is still an area of controversy.  Old school numismatics believes that coins of antiquity are meant to be held and appreciated in a tactile fashion. Third party grading is changing that perspective. Now ancients can be  graded by an […]

By April 16, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Heritage Sells Ancient and World Coins in Chicago at CICF Conventions. VIDEO: 2:02

Heritage Sells Ancient and World Coins in Chicago at CICF Conventions. VIDEO: 2:02

Cris Bierrenbach, Heritage Auctions Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com……. An important collection of ancient Roman gold coins was sold at the Chicago International Coin Fair by Heritage Auctions. Vice president Cris Bierrenbach talks about the sale and why ancient coins are becoming more popular with collectors. Copyright © CoinWeek LLC. April, 2014 The 39th Annual Chicago […]

By April 15, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
The First Real Woman to Appear on a Coin

The First Real Woman to Appear on a Coin

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek….. The earliest coins, which emerged around 650 BCE on the shores of the Aegean Sea, depicted ancient symbols of power such as the lion and the bull. Shortly after 500 BCE images of mythological beings start to appear on the coinage of Greek cities: gods, heroes, and imaginary creatures like […]

1865 Canadian gold pattern coin could bring $80,000 in $10+ million Heritage CICF World & Ancient Coins auction

1865 Canadian gold pattern coin could bring $80,000 in $10+ million Heritage CICF World & Ancient Coins auction

Heritage’s largest World & Ancient coins offering to date, 6,500 lots strong; on the block April 10, at the Chicago International Coin Fair (CICF); AD 193 gold aureus of Emperor Pertinax expected to realize more than $60,000. An 1865 Canadian gold Pattern Specimen 2 Dollars, SP63 PCGS, one of the rarest and most important pattern […]

Rare Gold Coins from The Bently Collection Brings Nearly $9 Million

Rare Gold Coins from The Bently Collection Brings Nearly $9 Million

Rare gold coins from The Bently Collection, offered by Heritage, raises nearly $9 million to launch Bently Foundation in San Francisco – Ultra Rare 1927-D Double Eagle brings $1.2+ million to top the offerings, March 20, at the Bently Reserve in San Francisco. A legendary 1927-D double eagle, the rarest coin ever minted in Denver and the […]

Gorny & Mosch Rare Coin Auction Highlights

Gorny & Mosch Rare Coin Auction Highlights

By Dr. Ursula Kampmann ………. Even though there were many remarkable results to be witnessed in the Gorny & Mosch rare coin auction sale conducted between 10 and 12 March 2014, one ought to be singled out: a set comprising four extremely rare gold coins from Czechoslovakia from 1938 that changed hands for 282,000 euros. Every […]

Künker Spring Sale Rare Coin Recap: A Week Full of Surprises

Künker Spring Sale Rare Coin Recap: A Week Full of Surprises

By Dr. Ursula Kampmann ………. 140.000 euros for a Chinese dollar from 1896, 110.000 euros for a gold coin from Czechoslovakia from 1938 – the spring sale of Künker was full of surprises! Less surprising was: the pre-sale estimate of 5.7 million euros was easily surpassed by the hammer price amounting to 8.75 million euros. […]

Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum Reprints Released

Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum Reprints Released

Siatras International Bookshop, a major source of export-quality academic books from Greece, has announced a series of reprints of important Greek numismatic titles. The series is called: Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum (SNG). The first volume of the series SNG consists of two huge facsicles (29×38 cm, cloth spine); of which, a few brand new copies of the first edition […]

By April 2, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Excerpts from the E-Sylum: The Numismatourist Report: Berlin 2014

Excerpts from the E-Sylum: The Numismatourist Report: Berlin 2014

Each week, CoinWeek, in collaboration with the Numismatic Bibliomania Society, brings you a highlighted feature from the current volume of the E-Sylum eNewsletter. This week, E-Sylum contributor Howard Berlin provides a glimpse into a numismatic journey abroad….. It’s 2014 and The Numismatourist is traveling. While in London, I walked around the Green Park area one […]

By March 18, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Chicago International Coin Fair Auction: Greek and Roman, Canadian Specimen Coins take Center Stage

Chicago International Coin Fair Auction: Greek and Roman, Canadian Specimen Coins take Center Stage

Heritage Auctions is proud to present the official auction of the 2014 Chicago International Coin Fair, set for April 9-16. Though this will certainly be a well-rounded auction, with something for every collector, there are certain highlights that worth mentioning. The auction will be held in conjunction with the annual Chicago International Coin Fair world […]

By March 3, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Medals from the Baums Collection highlight the Künker Spring Sale

Medals from the Baums Collection highlight the Künker Spring Sale

By Dr. Ursula Kampmann ……….. About 1,100 medals from the renaissance to the present day, made of bronze, silver and gold, some being created by famous artists, some referring to world-changing events – that is the Baums Collection, which will be liquidated by Künker during the spring sale on 13 March 2014. You will find […]

Agora Ancient Coin Auction’s Numismatic Sale #5 Closing Soon

Agora Ancient Coin Auction’s Numismatic Sale #5 Closing Soon

Agora Ancient Coin Auction’s Numismatic Sale #5  closes Tuesday, February 18th, 2013 starting at 12:00 noon EST with lots closing every 30 seconds. The sale has 336 lots which include several coins with pedigrees including five Lucanian silver coins from the Colin Pitchfork collection (some very rare varieties), one English Hammered penny from the North […]

By February 16, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Agora Ancient Coin Auctions helps to resume publication of the  Journal of Ancient Numismatics

Agora Ancient Coin Auctions helps to resume publication of the Journal of Ancient Numismatics

The Journal of Ancient Numismatics (JAN) is a free online journal dedicated to the study of Ancient Coins and Medieval numismatics and history. I am very pleased to announce that thanks to the generous sponsorship of Agora Auctions we will begin publishing again! The Journal now has a new website where you can access all […]

By February 8, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Archaic silver and German gold highlighted at upcoming Gorny & Mosch Coin Auction in Munich

Archaic silver and German gold highlighted at upcoming Gorny & Mosch Coin Auction in Munich

By Dr. Ursula Kampmann ……. The three March auctions of Gorny & Mosch in Munich cater for all tastes. Anyone with a particular interest in Archaic silver coins or gold coins from Germany is offered a selection that is without equal. From 10 to 12 March 2014, right after the Munich Numismata, Gorny & Mosch […]

Ancient Coin Highlights from the Gemini Auction to be Held at New York International. VIDEO

Ancient Coin Highlights from the Gemini Auction to be Held at New York International. VIDEO

Harlan J. Berk, President Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com……. Harlan Berk is celebrating his 50th year in business as he is holding his tenth Gemini Auction of ancient coins in conjunction with the New York International Coin Convention that will take place in January 12, 2014 at the Waldorf in New York City. He shows examples […]

By December 26, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Top prices for numismatic rarities at Numismatik Lanz

Top prices for numismatic rarities at Numismatik Lanz

65,000 euros for a Thraco-Macedonian stater, 40,000 euros for the second known antoninianus of Proculus, and 42,000 euros for a zodiac mohur! Despite the quite low starting prices many rarities of Numismatik Lanz auction sale reached maximum prices. By Dr. Ursula Kampmann – CoinsWeekly.com ……. It’s a tradition at Numismatik Lanz to call out the […]

Ancient Coins: New discovery?

Ancient Coins: New discovery?

By Wayne Sayles – Ancient Coin Collecting Blog An article posted December 2, 2013 in The Times of Israel caught my attention among many articles of interest in issue #825 of David Meadows’ “Explorator”. The headline “Oldest reference to Bohemian king found in Acre” was bolstered by a coin image purportedly representing a four-year-old archaeological […]

By December 9, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
The Aurora Collection One of The Finest Collections of Roman Gold Coins To Be Offered at Auction in Recent Years

The Aurora Collection One of The Finest Collections of Roman Gold Coins To Be Offered at Auction in Recent Years

The Aurora Collection – The New York Sale XXXII One of The Finest Collections of Roman Gold Coins To Be Offered at Auction in Recent Years Estimated to achieve over $1,000,000, seventy extremely rare Roman coins, many with provenance from well-known collections and important European auctions, will be brought to the market by Baldwin’s, in […]

By December 8, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Colossus of Rhodes – CARIAN ISLANDS. Rhodes. Ca. 340-316 BC. AR didrachm

Colossus of Rhodes – CARIAN ISLANDS. Rhodes. Ca. 340-316 BC. AR didrachm

By Lorie Ann Hambly – Heritage Galleries ……….. Rhodes was one of the great maritime cities of the Greek world, located on a spearhead-shaped island of the same name in the eastern Aegean Sea. Myth has it the island was born of a union between the sun god Helios and the nymph Rhode, who gave […]

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 →
Roman Gold Medallion at Gorny & Mosch yields 644,000 euros!

Roman Gold Medallion at Gorny & Mosch yields 644,000 euros!

By Dr. Ursula Kampmann – CoinsWeekly.com ……. On 14th October 2013, on the occasion of auction sale 215, Gorny & Mosch sold a unique medallion of Constantine the Great that had been issued to celebrate his jubilee. After a fierce bidding fight, the piece changed hands for 644,000* euros. ( $886,079.00 USD) 26.77 g is […]

NGC Ancients: A Survey of Roman Gold — Part 1

NGC Ancients: A Survey of Roman Gold — Part 1

Posted by Josh Illingworth, NGC Ancients ……… This month, NGC Ancients examines the evolution of Roman gold coins from the end of the Republic to the fourth century. One thing that has remained constant throughout history is the value placed on gold. In ancient as well as modern times, gold coinage was used for both ceremonial and […]

Ancient Coins – Julia Paula, First Wife Of Elagabalus

Ancient Coins – Julia Paula, First Wife Of Elagabalus

By Lorie Ann Hambly – Heritage Classical Coin News The sweet and seemingly innocent young lady depicted on this coin played a not-inconsequential role in the most bizarre reign in Roman history. The daughter of Rome’s Praetorian prefect, Julia Cornelia Paula was betrothed and married to the newly installed emperor Elagabalus in the summer of […]

Ancient Coin Collecting: The Rubber Stamp of Injustice

Ancient Coin Collecting: The Rubber Stamp of Injustice

By Wayne Sayles – Ancient Coin Collecting Blog ………. In forfeiture proceedings currently before the District Court in Baltimore, the government has prompted genuine concern about the nature of justice in America today. Summarizing its reply to the Ancient Coin Collectors Guild’s answer to the government’s motion to strike the ACCG defense, United States Attorney […]

By October 11, 2013 2 Comments Read More →
A World of Money – Ancient Coins: The Flavian Amphitheatre

A World of Money – Ancient Coins: The Flavian Amphitheatre

Titus (AD 79-81). Orichalcum sestertius (33mm, 26.90 gm, 6h). Rome, AD 80-81. Oblique overhead view of the Colosseum (Flavian Amphitheater); the exterior displaying four tiers of arches, the top three containing statuary, and the interior showing spectators arrayed in sectioned seating; to the left, fountain on base (Meta Sudans); on right, porticoed building (Baths of […]

By September 23, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
LinkedIn
 
LLC. Copyright © 2014 All rights reserved. No portion of this site may be reproduced or copied without Written Permission
PO Box 916909 Longwood, Florida 32791-6909 | Office Hrs M-S 7:00AM-7:00PM | Toll Free: 800-579-5228 | Email:news@coinweek.com