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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.... read more »

 

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... read more »

 

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... 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... 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... read more »

 

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... read more »

 

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... 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... read more »

 

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... read more »

 

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... read more »

 

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... 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... 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,... 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... read more »

 

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... read more »

 

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... read more »

 

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... read more »

 

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 &... read more »

 

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... read more »

 

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... read more »

 
 
 
 
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