Ancient Coins

Harlan Berk Talks About Pricing for the Ancient Coin Market. VIDEO: 1:57

Harlan Berk Talks About Pricing for the Ancient Coin Market. VIDEO: 1:57

Harlan J. Berk – Interviewer: David Lisot ………. Harlan Berk has bought and sold major ancient coin rarities for decades. He shares his perspective of the prices for top quality ancients as well as how technology has changed the way ancient coins are sold. Copyright © CoinWeek LLC. April, 2013 April 24-27, 2013 Schaumburg, IL […]

By April 27, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Ancient Coin Collectors Guild and Legislation Affecting Ancient Coin Importation. VIDEO: 2:45.

Ancient Coin Collectors Guild and Legislation Affecting Ancient Coin Importation. VIDEO: 2:45.

Wayne Sayles, Executive Director, Ancient Coin Collectors Guild Interviewer: David Lisot Recent legislation has made it very difficult to import ancient coins into the United States because different countries claim ownership to coins from their territory. The Supreme Court declined to rule on this issue from a case brought to the court by the Ancient […]

By April 25, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
“Coins of the Holy Land” New Book Released at 2013 CICF in Chicago. VIDEO: 3:31

“Coins of the Holy Land” New Book Released at 2013 CICF in Chicago. VIDEO: 3:31

A landmark book has been published by the American Numismatic Society and edited by David Hendin and Andrew Meadows based on the collection of coins of the Holy Land of Abraham and Mariam Sofaer. David Hendin talks about the significance of the book, the people involved, and what was involved in bringing it to publication. […]

By April 22, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Morton & Eden to Sell Coins from the Dawn of Islam

Morton & Eden to Sell Coins from the Dawn of Islam

Single gold dinar alone estimated at £280,000 Specialist London auctioneers Morton & Eden will sell three of the earliest and rarest Islamic gold coins in a sale of Important Coins of the Islamic World on Monday April 22. Struck only a few decades after the death of the Prophet Muhammad, the coins tell the story […]

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Ancient Roman Gold Coins Shine at Gorny & Mosch Auction

Ancient Roman Gold Coins Shine at Gorny & Mosch Auction

By Dr. Ursula Kampmann – CoinsWeekly.com ……. 57,500 euros for an aureus of Augustus, 80,500 euros for Septimius Severus and Otho, nearly 53,000 euros for Diocletian – right now, Roman gold reaches maximum prices.* In addition, the results for Greek and Roman coins were not to be sniffed at, either. Between March 4 and 7, […]

A Guide to Ancient Coin Collecting

A Guide to Ancient Coin Collecting

By by Joe Jaroch – Posted with Permission from AU Capital Management ………. Amassing a collection of ancient coins can seem like a daunting task: the US mint has existed for little more than two hundred years, but the Classical world spans a colossal twenty-one centuries. Where would a collection begin, let alone end? That’s […]

By March 15, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
From small acorns…. Ancient Coin Collectors on the steps of the Supreme Court

From small acorns…. Ancient Coin Collectors on the steps of the Supreme Court

By Wayne G. Sayles – Ancient Coin Collectors Guild …….. Some 50,000 Americans who call themselves Ancient Coin Collectors are hopeful that February 12, 2013 will be remembered by numismatic historians as an auspicious day. Washington bureaucracy broke with law and tradition in 2007 by imposing draconian import restrictions on ordinary coins that are freely […]

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A Feast for Collectors at Numismatik Lanz Auction 155 with Numismatic Rarities including the Friedinger-Pranter Collection

A Feast for Collectors at Numismatik Lanz Auction 155 with Numismatic Rarities including the Friedinger-Pranter Collection

By Dr. Ursula Kampmann – CoinsWeekly.com ……. It was one of these auctions collectors love: In auction 155 of Numismatik Lanz items from old collections gathered with taste and dedication were sold. And no investors ballooned the prices to absurd spheres. Auction 155 of Numismatik Lanz in Munich was an auction collectors dream of! Among […]

Goldbergs to Auction Landmark Collection of Ancient Coins: Hunter Sale on Feb. 5th in Los Angeles

Goldbergs to Auction Landmark Collection of Ancient Coins: Hunter Sale on Feb. 5th in Los Angeles

On Tuesday, Feb. 5th, the firm of Ira & Larry Goldberg will auction one of the most excellent collections of ancient coins to be offered in recent decades, “The Hunter Collection.” There are more than 250 gold, silver and bronze coins in the sale. While the sale as a whole may realize millions, there are […]

By January 30, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Six Collections and a Good Deal More – Künker Auction March 11 to 16, 2013

Six Collections and a Good Deal More – Künker Auction March 11 to 16, 2013

Six important coin collections and countless smaller ones are hidden in the six auction catalogs illustrating the items to be auctioned off by Osnabruck auction house Künker between March 11 and 16, 2013. The scope ranges from ancient times to present, with a significant focus on the Middle Ages.   These are not mere auction […]

By January 28, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio to Present the Robert O. Ebert Collection at their Official NYINC Auction

Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio to Present the Robert O. Ebert Collection at their Official NYINC Auction

Stack’s Bowersand Ponterio will present an exceptional selection of over 4,000 lots of world and ancient coins and paper money at the Official NYINC Auction, January 8-14, 2013. The four-day auction event offers catalogs spotlighting a multitude of collections and highlights, including The Robert O. Ebert Collection. Comprised of over 1,700 gold, silver and bronze […]

1.3 Million Swiss Francs For a Complete Collection of the First Islamic Gold Dinars

1.3 Million Swiss Francs For a Complete Collection of the First Islamic Gold Dinars

By Dr. Ursula Kampmann – CoinsWeekly.com ……. Numismatica Genevensis turns Geneva into the centre of Islamic numismatics There was great applause when lot number 439 was finally knocked down on November 27, 2012 at the ritzy Hotel Beau-Rivage in Geneva. Why? Because this most spectacular of the impressive lots from the Islamic coins section brought […]

Richard III Coin Found Near Bosworth Battlefield Sells for £36,000 at Spink

Richard III Coin Found Near Bosworth Battlefield Sells for £36,000 at Spink

London – A gold coin discovered near the site of the famous Battle of Bosworth in Leicestershire, bearing Richard III’s personal emblem of the boar, has sold for £36,000 to a private collector, against a pre-sale estimate of £12-15,000 at Spink in London. It went under the hammer in Spink’s Ancient, English & Foreign Coins and […]

By December 10, 2012 2 Comments Read More →
An Important Collection of Bracteates to be offered Dec. 10-11th by Numismatik Lanz

An Important Collection of Bracteates to be offered Dec. 10-11th by Numismatik Lanz

By Dr. Ursula Kampmann – CoinsWeekly.com From ancient coins to magnificent issues from the Middle Ages and Modern Era – Numismatik Lanz is presenting quite an extensive offering on December 10th and 11th. The splendid collection of coins from the Middle Ages is particularly impressive and truly something that no connoisseur should miss. On behalf […]

The Legacy of Alexander the Great  and Silver Tetradrachms of Azes:  NGC Ancients

The Legacy of Alexander the Great and Silver Tetradrachms of Azes: NGC Ancients

Posted by David Vagi, Director of NGC Ancients …. Demand for “exotic” ancient coins has increased sharply in the last decade. One especially popular type is a silver tetradrachm of the Indo-Scythian King Azes. Samples of this coin and a variety of other ancient coins are being featured in a special eBay event. The Macedonian […]

Morton and Eden to Sell Greek Coins Formerly in the Collection of Denyse Berend

Morton and Eden to Sell Greek Coins Formerly in the Collection of Denyse Berend

Important ancient Greek coins exhibited by a leading New York gallery in the 1980s and previously in the collection of Mme. Denyse Bérend, the renowned French numismatist, will be sold by specialist London auctioneers Morton & Eden later this month. Now in a private collection whose owner has consigned them to the November 14 sale, […]

An Amazing 130,000 EUR for a Quadruple Thaler of Christian V of Norway at Künker

An Amazing 130,000 EUR for a Quadruple Thaler of Christian V of Norway at Künker

By Ursula Kampmann – www.coinsweekly.com ….. With a total of 8.4 million in overall final bids, a 35 % increase, and only 277 lots still left for post-auction sale out of the approximately 5,700, Künker’s latest auction was another one for the books, full of record results. And it’s coins – be they ancient, medieval […]

By October 29, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Canada’s Finest Ancient Coin Collection, Up for Public Auction in Toronto

Canada’s Finest Ancient Coin Collection, Up for Public Auction in Toronto

Canada’s famed Ancient coin collection of the late William (Bill) McDonald will be up for public auction block in Toronto, Ontario, on September 27, 2012, with 300 of these ancient coins spanning the ancient world of Roman and Imperial Coinage from 100 B.C. 100 A.D.   Bill founded the Classical and Medieval Numismatic Society in […]

By September 19, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Over $1.5 Million in Judaean Coins sell in Shoshana II Auction

Over $1.5 Million in Judaean Coins sell in Shoshana II Auction

A magnificent gold Aureus of the Roman Emperor Macrinus, dated to 218 AD, shattered pre-auction expectations, selling for $203,150 against a $40,000 estimate as a part of Heritage’s auction of the Shoshana Collection of Judaean Coins, Part 2. Overall, this auction, held September 5 in conjunction with the Long Beach Coin and Collectibles Expo, brought prices in […]

By September 10, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
The Shoshana Collection of Ancient Judaean Coins, Part 2, comes to Long Beach from Heritage Auctions

The Shoshana Collection of Ancient Judaean Coins, Part 2, comes to Long Beach from Heritage Auctions

Five-year run of Judaean rebel silver shekels struck during the Jewish War highlight second offering of landmark ancient coin collection, offered Sept. 5 BEVERLY HILLS – A five-year run of silver shekels struck by Judaean rebels  during the Jewish War against Rome, circa 66-70 AD, highlights the second half of the world-famousShoshana Collection of Ancient […]

NGC Ancients: Shekels and Half-Shekels of Tyre – A Brief Survey

NGC Ancients: Shekels and Half-Shekels of Tyre – A Brief Survey

By Josh Illingworth — NGC Ancients ……. NGC Ancients examines the silver Shekels and Half-Shekels of Tyre, some of the most recognizable coins of the ancient world. Though shekels were struck during the fifth and fourth centuries B.C. by several rulers of Tyre, a city of ancient Phoenicia, the most important type was struck for almost […]

OCRE – A major new tool for Roman numismatics

OCRE – A major new tool for Roman numismatics

Today, in collaboration with New York University’s Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, the ANS launches a major new tool to aid in the identification, research and cataloging of the coins of the ancient world. OCRE (Online Coins of the Roman Empire) is an attempt to present, in an easily searchable form, all […]

Ancient Coins Found by Metal Detectorists in Bedforshire Star in London Auction

Ancient Coins Found by Metal Detectorists in Bedforshire Star in London Auction

Roman silver miliarensis came third in Nation’s Greatest Find contest   A Roman silver coin dug from a field in Bedfordshire by an amateur metal detectorist which went on to be placed third in The Nation’s Greatest Find 2010 competition is one of the star lots in a London auction of ancient and world coins […]

Numismatist’s Collection to be Sold to Benefit British Museum

Numismatist’s Collection to be Sold to Benefit British Museum

The Kenneth Day Collection expected to raise £30,000 Roman coins collected by numismatist the late Ken Day are to be sold in a specialist London auction on Tuesday July 3 and the proceeds donated to the British Museum. Auctioneers Morton & Eden will divide the coins between two sales and expect the collection to raise […]

One of the Joys of Ancient Coin Collecting

One of the Joys of Ancient Coin Collecting

By Wayne Sayles – Ancient Coin Collecting Blog….. Did you ever look at the image on an ancient coin and wonder, why did they choose this particular image? If the coin happens to bear the portrait of a king or emperor, the answer may seem obvious. But what about the iconography of the reverse? Does […]

Morton & Eden to Sell 5,000 Greek and Roman Coins from the Seaver Collection

Morton & Eden to Sell 5,000 Greek and Roman Coins from the Seaver Collection

Kansas University professor’s ancient coins to be offered for sale on 3rd July Kansas University Professor Jim Seaver was a collector of epic proportions. Through his love of opera, he amassed a vast number of operatic recordings, one of the largest and most important ever assembled, which he shared with listeners to his weekly programme “Opera […]

New Numismatic Book – Ancient Coins through the Bible

New Numismatic Book – Ancient Coins through the Bible

Joseph A. Dow, Author Interviewer: David Lisot A new book has been published featuring the coins in the Bible from the period 650 BC to 1500 AD. Author Joseph Dow talks about why he published the book and why he hopes it becomes a party of all collectors” numismatic libraries. Runtime 2:38 Copyright © CoinWeek […]

NGC Ancients: Ancient Masterpieces — Decadrachms of Kimon and Euainetos

NGC Ancients: Ancient Masterpieces — Decadrachms of Kimon and Euainetos

Posted by Josh Illingworth NGC Ancients This month, NGC Ancients examines the series of silver decadrachms struck at Syracuse (Sicily) in the fifth to fourth centuries B.C. During the time of Dionysius I (c.405-367 BC), a beautiful series of large silver coins were introduced at Syracuse, the chief city of Sicily. They are considered to […]

Tips for Buyers of Ancient Coins

Tips for Buyers of Ancient Coins

Some The Ancient Coin Collectors Guild (ACCG) members have asked what they can do to assure that the purchases they make are legal. One might theoretically ask the same question about many objects or substances that are traded domestically and internationally. The ACCG web site offers a few common sense precautions and general observations that […]

End the Unilateral Trade Sanctions on Collectors

End the Unilateral Trade Sanctions on Collectors

By Wayne Sayles Coin collectors across the U.S. are tired of being singled out with unilateral sanctions.  The State Department’s assault on our ability to collect coins is killing another American industry and leaving coin collectors in China and Europe to freely buy and sell.  We’ve decided we aren’t going to take it anymore.  Join […]

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