Tag: Ancient coins

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 […]

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 →
Chicago International Coin Fair Video Playlist

Chicago International Coin Fair Video Playlist

The 39th Annual Chicago International Coin Fair The Chicago International Coin Fair is one of the most popular conventions in the United States serving the interests of collectors and dealers of world coins and paper money as well as ancient coins, antiquities and allied collectibles. •    100 booth all world, ancient and antiquities bourse area […]

By April 21, 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 →
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 […]

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. […]

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 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 →
Stacks Bowers New York International Nusmismatic Convention World Coin Auctions

Stacks Bowers New York International Nusmismatic Convention World Coin Auctions

AN INTERNATIONAL PARADE OF RARITIES TO BE PRESENTED AT THE  STACK’S BOWERS GALLERIES OFFICIAL AUCTION OF THE NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL NUMISMATIC CONVENTION January 10-13, 2014, at the New York Waldorf Astoria Hotel and Stack’s Bowers New York Auction Gallery IRVINE, Calif. — Stack’s Bowers Galleries is proud to serve as an official auctioneer of the […]

By December 26, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
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 →
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 […]

By August 20, 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, […]

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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