Ancient Coins

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 →
Kolbe & Fanning September 26 Numismatic Books Mail-Bid Sale a Success

Kolbe & Fanning September 26 Numismatic Books Mail-Bid Sale a Success

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers held their 130th mail-bid sale of important numismatic books on Thursday, September 26. The sale featured over 600 lots of material on ancient, medieval, foreign and U.S. numismatics. The sale did well, reflecting the continued demand for rare and out-of-print reference works and collectible numismatic publications. Some highlights included: —J. […]

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 →
Ancient Coins: The Complete Coinage of Septimius Severus, a new eBook by Rasiel Suarez

Ancient Coins: The Complete Coinage of Septimius Severus, a new eBook by Rasiel Suarez

Ancient Coins: The Roman Empire was the keystone of modern Western civilization. Language, religion, the arts and sciences, law and many other fields have been deeply influenced by their civilization which flourished over two thousand years ago. Money, the foundation of any modern economy, was a concept invented by the Greeks and revolutionized by the […]

By September 16, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Ancient Coins as Cultural Property : If The Shoe Fits ….. Wear It

Ancient Coins as Cultural Property : If The Shoe Fits ….. Wear It

By Wayne Sayles – Ancient Coin Collecting Blog….. In a recent archaeo-blogger post by Paul Barford, cultural property nationalist Nigel Swift wrote: The level and vehemence and frequency of attacks on your character (and to a lesser extent mine) is of course astonishing but also instructive. Suggestions that we are motivated by failure, jealousy, loneliness, […]

By September 2, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Roman Coins at their Best in the Gorny & Mosch October Ancient Coins Auction

Roman Coins at their Best in the Gorny & Mosch October Ancient Coins Auction

By Dr. Ursula Kampmann – CoinsWeekly.com ……. Roman coins in finest quality are offered by the Old Sable Collection, opener of the Gorny & Mosch auction week in October. Apart from that, the range of offer is both interesting and ample in general, whether in regard to ancient, medieval or modern coins. 4,900 lots with […]

By August 30, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Ancient Coins: Rare Macedonian Tetradrachm tells a story from the beginnings of the Roman province of Macedonia.

Ancient Coins: Rare Macedonian Tetradrachm tells a story from the beginnings of the Roman province of Macedonia.

By Dr. Ursula Kampmann – CoinsWeekly.com ……. A rare Macedonian tetradrachm, minted around 147 B. C., tells a story from the beginnings of the Roman province of Macedonia. The rarity is to be auctioned off in the upcoming Künker autumn auction sale to be conducted between the 7th and the 11th October 2013. In the […]

By July 26, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Ancient Coin Auction News: €170,000 for Eumenes II

Ancient Coin Auction News: €170,000 for Eumenes II

By Dr. Ursula Kampmann – CoinsWeekly.com ……. That was the rarest stephanephoric tetradrachm of all: the enigmatic coin with the only known coin portrait of a Pergamene ruler alive obtained 170,000 euros in the recent Lanz auction sale. 170,000 euros (195,500 euros with buyer’s premium included) is a remarkable price for a remarkable coin. It […]

Morton & Eden To Sell Rare Ptolemy V Tetradrachm From Acre

Morton & Eden To Sell Rare Ptolemy V Tetradrachm From Acre

Historically important coin recalls troubled king who lost his rule of Judaea An exceptionally rare coin struck in the year that the boy king of Egypt, Ptolemy V, was defeated in battle and forced to relinquish his rule of Judaea is among the important Greek coins to be sold by specialist auctioneers Morton & Eden. […]

NGC Ancients: Exaggerated Portraits on Roman Coinage

NGC Ancients: Exaggerated Portraits on Roman Coinage

Posted by Josh Illingworth, NGC Ancients Throughout the course of Roman history, a vast number of rulers and other members of the elite classes appeared on the coinage of the realm. Some of these portraits were strikingly rendered and stand as masterpieces of ancient art. A particularly interesting field of study within this genre is portraits that […]

German Supreme Court ruling favorable to Ancient Coin Collectors

German Supreme Court ruling favorable to Ancient Coin Collectors

By Wayne G. Sayles – Ancient Coin Collectors Guild …….. While U.S. Courts have consistently avoided hearing arguments about the validity of imposing trade restrictions on ancient coins, a German High Court has faced the issue head on and ruled definitively in a case involving coins.  For a certified translation click HERE. On October 31, […]

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