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London Coin Fair Convention Report and Market Outlook

London Coin Fair Convention Report and Market Outlook

Michael Veissid, Director, London Coin Fair Interviewer: David Lisot The London Coin Fair is a regular part of the numismatic marketplace in Great Britain. Show promoter Mike Veissid talks about putting the challenges of holding the convention and how they reach out to London collectors. He also shares about trends in the market and a […]

By February 23, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Dix Noonan Webb Auctions Profile

Dix Noonan Webb Auctions Profile

Christopher Webb, Director Interviewer: David Lisot. Christopher discusses the background of Dix Noonan Webb, what kind of sales they hold and shows some highlights from recent sales. He talks about why people choose the auction route rather than private sale. He suggests ways to get started collecting. He also explains why provenance is so important […]

By February 22, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
The Greatest Collection Of Judean Coins Ever Offered

The Greatest Collection Of Judean Coins Ever Offered

Heritage recently announced their offering of The Shoshana Collection of Ancient Judean Coins. Assembled over the course of four decades by a diligent collector of Judean coins, this collection is perhaps the greatest assembly of ancient coins related to the foundation of ancient Israel ever offered, with more than 2,300 coins spanning more than 11 […]

London Coin Fair Market Report

London Coin Fair Market Report

Interviewer: David Lisot, Randy Weir, Randy Weir Numismatics, Steve Hill, A.H. Baldwin, Christopher Webb, Dix Noonan Webb, Stephen Lockett, London Coins, David Miller, David Miller Ltd. Each coin convention in London brings together dealers specializing in different collectibles areas. Hear from some of the coin traders at the show as they discuss the strength of […]

By February 21, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Smuggling and Cyprus

Smuggling and Cyprus

I’m shocked! For years, we’ve been told by “experts” that the market for looted coins is in America, and now we find what seems to be evidence of serious smuggling of coins into Cyprus of all places. Although the news report does not specify the exact nature of the coins in question, archaeologists have repeatedly […]

By February 13, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Prototype Silver Shekel Highlights Shoshana Collection Offerings

Prototype Silver Shekel Highlights Shoshana Collection Offerings

The first silver shekel struck in Jerusalem by Jewish forces rebelling against Roman oppression in the first century CE, one of only two specimens known, will be offered as part of The Shoshana Collection of Ancient Judean Coins on March 8-9, 2012. This auction will take place at the Fletcher-Sinclair Mansion (Ukrainian Institute of America) […]

The World’s Largest Collection of Export Permits?

The World’s Largest Collection of Export Permits?

By Wayne Sayles – Ancient Coin Collecting A January 18th special report on CNN prompts one to wonder, where in the world would the largest collection of export permits exist?  The report itself is not of course about export permits—that would hardly attract the producers of a major news medium.  It is a report about […]

By January 30, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Lot Highlights of the January 2012 Prospero Collection Auction

Lot Highlights of the January 2012 Prospero Collection Auction

Baldwins Formed over several decades by a collector with a passion for the arts and a discerning taste for outstanding examples of the most beautiful and famous ancient Greek coins, the Prospero Collection offers a once in a lifetime opportunity to see a group of coins of such magnitude, so meticulously sourced and so lovingly […]

By October 27, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Ancient Cretan stater coin brings $479,000 World Record price at Morton & Eden

Ancient Cretan stater coin brings $479,000 World Record price at Morton & Eden

By Paul Fraser Collectibles Depicting Zeus with lover Europa, the Cretan stater made a record in the $6.4m ancient coin auction London numismatic specialists Morton & Eden have had some spectacular results in their auction yesterday (October 24), A Collection of Exceptional Ancient Greek Coins. Several lots broke the six figure mark, and most of […]

Ancient Coins: How old is “Ancient”?

Ancient Coins: How old is “Ancient”?

By Wayne Sayles – Ancient Coin Collecting Blog The classification of cultures generally tracks along two interrelated lines: chronological and geographical. For centuries, coin collectors struggled with the lack of a coherent system for cataloguing the vast array of issues from antiquity through the modern era. Joseph Eckhel (1737-1798), a secularized Jesuit abbot who served […]

By October 14, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Tetradrachms of Alexander the Great

Tetradrachms of Alexander the Great

This month, NGC Ancients examines the silver tetradrachms of Alexander III of Macedon (356–323 B.C.), better known as Alexander the Great. Throughout history, few names resonate like that of Alexander the Great. Born a son of the Macedonian King Philip II in 356 B.C., this young man was tutored in war and philosophy by some […]

Coins and Panetta’s Biggest Fear

Coins and Panetta’s Biggest Fear

By Wayne Sayles – Ancient Coin Collecting Blog In today’s Washington Post, on page 19, columnist George Will (one of my favorite people) writes about the problems facing Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta.  Mr. Will astutely describes a plenteous list of threats that Panetta has on his plate every day, but sees the biggest threat […]

By September 20, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
‘First Hellenistic Gold Coin Ever Struck’ To Be Auctioned In London On October 2nd

‘First Hellenistic Gold Coin Ever Struck’ To Be Auctioned In London On October 2nd

A unique gold coin of the enigmatic Greco-Baktrian ruler Sophytes, which may very well be the first ever Hellenistic gold issue, is to be auctioned in London on October 2nd and is expected to fetch £200,000. Roma Numismatics’ second public auction of Ancient Coins on 2 October will feature a unique gold coin of the […]

By September 16, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Baldwin’s Auction 71 Announced

Baldwin’s Auction 71 Announced

Baldwin’s auction 71, the second of two official Coinex auctions, contains an array of high quality, interesting pieces from the Indian, Ancient and Islamic worlds and is set to be one of the most spectacular sales of the Coinex season.  Held in the CIPFA Conference Centre on the 29th September the auction starts at 10.00am […]

By September 12, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Baldwin’s London Auction 70 Preview

Baldwin’s London Auction 70 Preview

The first of Baldwin’s two official Coinex auctions will be held on the 28th September this year and will include a spectacular selection of Ancient and British Coins, Military and Commemorative Medals and South African Banknotes, Coins and Medals. Numerous lots in the sale carry some fascinating historical references and are sure to attract a […]

By September 12, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Baldwin’s Discusses the Upcoming Prospero Ancient Coin Sale

Baldwin’s Discusses the Upcoming Prospero Ancient Coin Sale

Baldwin Auction of Ancients Interviewer: David Lisot Paul Hill of A.H. Baldwin & Sons discusses lots from the upcoming Prospero Ancient Coin Sale to be held in January 2012. Mr. Hill is the ancient numismatist for the firm and shares examples of some of the better pieces as well as what kind of person purchases […]

By September 5, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Morton & Eden Announce Single-owner Auction  of Exceptional Ancient Greek Coins

Morton & Eden Announce Single-owner Auction of Exceptional Ancient Greek Coins

Sale brings back to the market rarities not seen since 1960s and 70s Morton & Eden, the specialist London coin and medal auctioneers, are delighted to announce an important single-owner sale of ancient Greek coins of exceptional quality and rarity. The collection will be offered in London on Monday October 24 and is expected to […]

Tips for Buyers of Ancient Coins

Tips for Buyers of Ancient Coins

By Wayne Sayles – Ancient Coin Collecing Some ACCG (Ancient Coin Collectors Guild) 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 commons […]

BALDWINS ANNOUNCES SPECTACULAR PROSPERO COLLECTION OF OVER 600 ANCIENT GREEK COINS

BALDWINS ANNOUNCES SPECTACULAR PROSPERO COLLECTION OF OVER 600 ANCIENT GREEK COINS

Baldwin’s are delighted to announce the sale of one of the finest and most desirable collections of ancient Greek coins to be offered at public auction in the last two decades. The multi-million pound Prospero Collection contains over 600 coins from the Archaic, Classical and Hellenistic Greek periods and includes some of the rarest and […]

By August 3, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
The Most Famous Ancient Coin Of All

The Most Famous Ancient Coin Of All

The most famous ancient coin in existence, the “Ides of March” silver denarius struck by Julius Caesar’s assassin Marcus Brutus, celebrating the infamous deed, will return to its longtime California home this summer for display before heading to the auction block as part of Heritage Auctions’ Sept. 7 Long Beach Signature World & Ancient Coins […]

Rare coin of an evil Roman dictator is exchanged for $7,500 in London

Rare coin of an evil Roman dictator is exchanged for $7,500 in London

By Paul Frasier Collectibles The sestertius depicting the Emperor Nero was one of the key highlights of the David Heuer collection Baldwin’s has just released the results of their auction of the David Heuer collection of Ancient, British and Foreign coins, which took place earlier this month. A family statement with the auction gives a […]

Heritage-Gemini Ancients sales net $3.4 million, part of Heritage’s $9.6+ million CICF Auction

Heritage-Gemini Ancients sales net $3.4 million, part of Heritage’s $9.6+ million CICF Auction

Silver tetradrachm of Naxos in Sicily brings $174,800 to lead the way A spectacular silver tetradrachm of Naxos in Sicily, struck circa 415 BC, brought $174,800 and a gold medallion of the Roman Emperor Constantius  II fetched $126,500 at the Heritage-Gemini auction of ancient coins, Thursday, April 14, in conjunction with the Chicago International Coin […]

Silver Stater of Alexander of Pherai Highlights at Nomos Ancient Coin Auction Tomarrow

Silver Stater of Alexander of Pherai Highlights at Nomos Ancient Coin Auction Tomarrow

By Paul Fraser Collectibles The sale is based on the mysterious and exceptional collection owned by an unknown ‘BCD’ As we’ve noted, coin auctioneers Nomos are holding a spectacular sale of ancient coins next week, including some exceptionally fine rarities, notably a silver drachm from Naxos and a Lampsakos gold stater. Actually, that’s not quite […]

The most expensive Roman gold coin ever sold at a public auction.

The most expensive Roman gold coin ever sold at a public auction.

As one of the largest surviving Roman medallions, this piece is one of only two known. circa A.D. 308 8-Aureus Gold Medallion According to the auction firm Numismatica Ars Classica and as reported by CoinWorld’s Jeff Starck, ” A rare gold aurei medallion of ancient Rome established what auction officials claim is a new world […]

Lack of Transparency and Extralegal Governance Behind Coin Seizures?

Lack of Transparency and Extralegal Governance Behind Coin Seizures?

What started as legal proceedings in Baltimore Circuit Court to fight import restrictions on common ancient coins, has ballooned into sweeping concerns about extralegal activity, lack of transparency and threats to Constitutional rights at the U.S. State Department’s Cultural Heritage Center and its Cultural Property Advisory Committee (CPAC). In the publicly released transcript of a […]

Ancient Coins: Affirmation of Audacity

Ancient Coins: Affirmation of Audacity

By Wayne Sayles – Ancient Coin Blog During the period from July 2004 through August 2007 the numismatic community, by way of the Ancient Coin Collectors Guild (ACCG), the International Association of Professional Numismatists (IAPN) and the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG), submitted eighteen requests for information to the U.S. State Department (DOS). These were formal […]

Unique Coin Of Aitna In Sicily To Be Offered For Sale in London June 9th.

Unique Coin Of Aitna In Sicily To Be Offered For Sale in London June 9th.

Auction at Morton & Eden in London on June 9 A small silver coin is expected to cause excitement among collectors of ancient Greek coins when it is offered for sale by specialist London coins and medals auctioneers Morton & Eden on June 9. The silver drachm dates from a 15-year period between 475 and […]

By April 14, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Ancient Coin Import Restrictions: Relegated to Insignificance

Ancient Coin Import Restrictions: Relegated to Insignificance

By Wayne Sayles – Ancient Coin Collecting In reading documents recently released to ACCG under the Freedom of Information Act, it struck me as odd that the Treasury Department was in the loop for approval of the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) rule that would implement the Italian Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). A document titled […]

Important Greek silver, Roman gold feature in first joint Heritage Auctions-Gemini CICF sale

Important Greek silver, Roman gold feature in first joint Heritage Auctions-Gemini CICF sale

More than 540 ancient coins ready for auction, April 14, at CICF, at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare Hotel and Convention Centerin Rosemont, IL A silver decadrachm of Athens struck 2,500 years ago, a silver tetradrachm of Naxos in Sicily struck circa 430 BC and a remarkable offering of Roman gold coins – spanning the […]

Windfall Expected From The North Suffork Hoard of Roman Silver Coins

Windfall Expected From The North Suffork Hoard of Roman Silver Coins

A chance find of a single Roman silver coin in a North Suffolk field is set to bring a cash windfall to two metal detectorists and the farmer on whose land it was discovered. Instead of one coin, retired Suffolk enthusiasts Norman Howard and John Halles eventually unearthed a hidden store of 206 denarii dating […]

By March 2, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
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