Tag: Ancient coins

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 […]

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With over 8000 Lots, Stacks Bowers Awaits November Auctions in Baltimore

With over 8000 Lots, Stacks Bowers Awaits November Auctions in Baltimore

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is once again gearing up for another stellar auction as the Official Auctioneer of the November 2013 Whitman Coin and Collectibles Baltimore Expo. Please join us November 6–8, 2013, at the Baltimore Convention Center, as we present this impressive auction that will feature U.S. coins, currency, tokens and medals, world coins and […]

By October 25, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio to offer more than 2300 lots in World Coins and Ancient Coins Auctions

Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio to offer more than 2300 lots in World Coins and Ancient Coins Auctions

Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio, the foreign and ancients division of auction powerhouse Stack’s Bowers Galleries, is once again gearing up to sell world and ancient coins and paper money at public auction in November. Ancient and foreign coins will feature a number of important pieces and collections, including the David O’Harrow Collection of Mexican coins. […]

By October 10, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Auctions: World and Ancient Coins to be sold by Künker in October. VIDEO: 1:56

Coin Auctions: World and Ancient Coins to be sold by Künker in October. VIDEO: 1:56

Ulrich Künker, Partner, Künker Auction House Interviewer: David Lisot……. Künker of Germany will hold another world and ancient coin auction from October 7-11th. Nearly 6,400 lots with a total estimate of nearly 10 million euros will be sold. There is something for everyone, starting with a Regensburg Heller estimated at 10 euros to a tenfold ducate […]

By September 20, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
High-denomination Gold Coins from the Holy Roman Empire Highlight Künker Autumn Coin Auction

High-denomination Gold Coins from the Holy Roman Empire Highlight Künker Autumn Coin Auction

By Dr. Ursula Kampmann – CoinsWeekly.com ……. The autumn auction sale of Künker / Osnabrück once again astonishes connoisseurs. Dispersed among four sale catalogs is an offer of gold coins one hasn’t come across for a long period of time. Whether Roman aurei or gold multipla from Regensburg and the Habsburg Empire, whether rare imperial […]

By August 20, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
New York International Numismatic Convention [ NYINC ] Waldorf-Astoria Room Block Approaches Sell Out

New York International Numismatic Convention [ NYINC ] Waldorf-Astoria Room Block Approaches Sell Out

The New York International Numismatic Convention’s sleeping room block at its Waldorf-Astoria event site is almost sold out, according to Bourse Chairman Kevin Foley, who said, “Earlier this year the Waldorf agreed to a reduced room rate versus what our attendees has paid last year. This concession on the hotel’s part has resulted in a […]

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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, […]

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 →
Numismatic Personality: David Hendin, April 19, 2013. VIDEO: 7:38.

Numismatic Personality: David Hendin, April 19, 2013. VIDEO: 7:38.

David Hendin Interviewer: David Lisot David Hendin has dug ancient coins out of the ground in archeological digs and then written books about them. He is one of the most well know scholars in the coinage of ancient Israel, works at the American Numismatic Society, and is a literary agent for some high profile writers. […]

By April 26, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Cool World Coins! CICF World Coin Convention Chicago 2013. VIDEO: 8:21.

Cool World Coins! CICF World Coin Convention Chicago 2013. VIDEO: 8:21.

CoinWeek’s Cool Coin Series from the Chicago Invitational Coin Fair Interviewer: David Lisot ………, Harlan J. Berk, Porus Dekadrahm of Alexander the Great, Ron Guth, 1928-A German 5 Mark Oak Tree PCGS PR68, Marcel Häberling, 1863 Swiss Shooting Taler AU, Stephen Huber, 1774 Bolivia silver 8 Reales, Gem Uncirculated, Carlos Jara, 1858 Ecuador silver 5 […]

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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 →
Heritage Auctions Sells Canadian and Brazilian Rarities at 2013 CICF Chicago. VIDEO: 1:52

Heritage Auctions Sells Canadian and Brazilian Rarities at 2013 CICF Chicago. VIDEO: 1:52

Cris Bierrenbach, Vice President of World Coins, Heritage Auctions Interviewer: David Lisot The Chicago International Coin Fair hosts a major auction of ancient and world coins presented by Heritage Auctions. Vice President Cris Bierrenbach talks about the sale, some of the highlights and upcoming Heritage World Coin Auctions. Copyright © CoinWeek LLC. April, 2013 The […]

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Scott Tappa Talks About the 2013 CICF Coin Convention. VIDEO: 4:19

Scott Tappa Talks About the 2013 CICF Coin Convention. VIDEO: 4:19

Scott Tappa, Numismatics Publisher, Krause Publication Interviewer: David Lisot The Chicago International Coin Fair (CICF) is a yearly event held in Chicago. While most coin conventions in the United States focus on American coins the CICF only allows coins of the world to be on display. Scott Tappa is the show promoter as well as […]

By April 20, 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 →
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 →
The Sunrise Collection of Islamic Coins

The Sunrise Collection of Islamic Coins

In the Eighth Century AD, while Western Europe was mired in the Dark Ages, Islamic Civilization stormed out of the Arabian Peninsula and swept over the lands formerly held by the Roman and Persian Empires. Millions of new adherents and subjects were introduced to a vibrant culture rooted in veneration of the Prophet Mohammed and […]

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 […]

Numismatica Genevensis VII Auction of Ancient and World coins

Numismatica Genevensis VII Auction of Ancient and World coins

Hundreds of high-quality ancient, world, Islamic and US coins will be offered in Geneva, Switzerland, on Nov. 27-28 at the seventh auction of Numismatica Genevensis SA. Pedigreed coins that have been off the market for 50 or 100 years are represented in large measure, with highlights from the collections of Archer M. Huntington, J.P. Morgan, […]

By November 15, 2012 0 Comments 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 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 →
Coin Auction Market Report at COINEX 2012

Coin Auction Market Report at COINEX 2012

Jeremy Cheek, Morton & Eden, Steve Hill, Baldwins, Wilhelm Museler, Dr. Busso Neus Nachfolger, Lisa Norfolk, St. James’s Auctions, Farokh S. Todywalla, Todywalla Auctions and Christopher Webb, Dix, Noonan, Webb Auctions Interviewer: David Lisot Many auction companies attend the Coinex convention to promote their upcoming sales. Some of the most valuable and interesting coins in […]

By October 2, 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 →
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