Ancient Coins

Ancient Judaean CoinsA trio of historic Judaean coins realized nearly $3 million on March 8-9 as part of The Shoshana Collection of Ancient Judaean Coin, offered by Heritage Auctions in a special event at The Fletcher-Sinclair Mansion (Ukrainian Institute of America).

The collection, consisting of more than 1,800 coins in total, is expected to realize more than $10 million over multiple auctions this year, the first of which began with this auction […]

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Ancient Roman Aureus Probus CoinBaldwin’s are pleased to announce that this years New York Sale, comprising 1378 lots of Ancient, Islamic & World Coins and Russian Coins, Orders & Medals, will be one of the finest offering from the group so far, including some sensational rarities, fresh to the market.

Held on the 5th and 6th January 2011 at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York, the 25th and 26th New York sales are held in conjunction with the 39th New York International Numismatic Convention […]

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A nearly 2,500-year old silver coin of Rhegion, an ancient Greek city located in would become Italy, is expected to bring upwards of $25,000 at the Heritage Signature® Auction of Ancient and World Coins at the ANA World’s Fair of Money in Boston, Thursday, Aug. 12, starting at 6 p.m.

Ancient Tetradrachm Coin

The silver tetradrachm – lot number 20007 – a coin about the diameter of a quarter but much thicker and heavier, depicts the stylized head of a lion on the obverse and a profile portrait of Apollo, Greek god of wisdom and enlightenment, on the reverse. It was struck between 415 and 387 BC, a time when the Greek cities of Italy and Sicily were competing with each other and with Carthage in North Africa for control of the western Mediterranean.

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Sold as part of Baldwin’s auction 64-65 on the 4th-5th May, the Bishop’s Wood Hoard of Roman coins was amongst the lots in the Ancient section which opened the second day of the sale. Bishop’s Wood Hoard of Roman Coins Realize £46,964 – Click Image to Enlarge The 1,661 coins and the restored jar that […]

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Hellenistic period silver coins dating back to Alexander the Great were found near Najm Castle in northern Syria, the Syrian official news agency SANA said last week. The coins were unearthed three weeks ago by a local man about to build a new. Found in a bronze box were more than 250 coins, according to […]

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Art of Ancient Greek Coins

by Rhonda Kay on February 24, 2010 · 0 comments

An insightful lecture on ancient Greek coin history was held at the San Antonio Museum of Art on Sunday, February 21, by Dr. Peter van Alfen. Nearly 130 enthusiasts, including several youth, attended the event and had the opportunity to visit the ancient Greek coin exhibit permanently housed in the museum — all for an […]

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GAINESVILLE, Mo. — The Ancient Coin Collectors Guild (ACCG), a non-profit advocacy group that supports the free and independent collecting of coins from antiquity, has filed suit in U.S. District Court in Baltimore to expedite its challenge to import restrictions placed on ancient coins struck in Cyprus and China. Back in April 2009, ACCG imported […]

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GAINESVILLE, Mo. — A small packet of inexpensive Chinese and Cypriot coins imported from England by the Ancient Coin Collectors Guild (ACCG) have been seized by Customs in Baltimore, Maryland. The coins were imported to test the legitimacy of State Department (DOS) imposed import restrictions via two Memoranda of Understanding (MOU). ACCG maintains that actions […]

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An acquisition fund managed by a committee of the ACCG will help small museums in England and Wales to retain local finds under the Treasure Act. A newly formed Ancient Coin Collectors Guild Museum Fund has been established to help provide funding to small museums in England and Wales that wish to purchase local finds […]

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The ACCG has launched phase two of a coordinated plan to challenge import restrictions on ancient coins. As a British Airways jetliner touched down in Baltimore on April 15th , many U.S. citizens were busy writing last minute checks to the IRS. In the face of mounting global crises, they could hardly have anticipated that […]

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