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Ancient Coins

Coins first arose in the early Iron Age to better store and transport value, as the previously used ingots became bulky and unwieldy for traveling merchants. Many of these early coins were stamped from electrum, a naturally occurring alloy of gold and silver. These electrum coins were eventually displaced by pure silver and pure gold coinage as smelting techniques improved.

The type and worth of a coin was often defined by the powerful city states of the time. King Croesus of Lydia (present-day Turkey) is credited with creating the gold and silver standard. Later, Athens used their trade power to popularize their particular standard of silver coins. While all of Greece’s city states used a drachm as a measure of value, the actual weight varied from location... Read more

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780-793 AD TABARISTAN HEMIDRACHM NGC CH AU - SILK ROAD HOARD COLLECTIBLE HOLDER

January 17, 2017, 11:00 AM EST
Leipsic, OH, USA

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98-99 AD SILVER DENARIUS TRAJAN ROMAN EMPIRE ANACS EF 40

January 17, 2017, 11:00 AM EST
Leipsic, OH, USA

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380-374 BC SILVER STATER CILICIA / TARSUS GREECE NGC AU 4/5 3/5  VERY RARE

January 17, 2017, 11:00 AM EST
Leipsic, OH, USA

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66-67 AD SILVER TETRADRACHM NERO PROVINCIAL ROME ANACS VF 25  HISTORICAL

January 17, 2017, 11:00 AM EST
Leipsic, OH, USA

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195-168 BC SILVER TRIOBOL ARCADIAN LEAGUE GREECE NGC AU 4/5 4/5

January 17, 2017, 11:00 AM EST
Leipsic, OH, USA

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156-157 AD SILVER TETRADRACHM ANTONINUS PIUS PROVINCIAL ROME ANACS VF 20

January 17, 2017, 11:00 AM EST
Leipsic, OH, USA

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Ancient Greek Tetradrachma - Athena/ Owl in 14kt Gold

January 18, 2017, 7:00 AM PST
Louisville, CO, USA

$900 (starting bid)

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JUANPUR SULTANATE COIN

January 18, 2017, 4:00 PM EST
Guilford, CT, USA

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ANCIENT COIN COPY

January 18, 2017, 4:00 PM EST
Guilford, CT, USA

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Ancient Gold Coin

January 18, 2017, 6:00 PM PST
Gardnerville, NV, USA

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Ancient Gold Coin Ca 400 AD: Kanishka. Shaka

January 18, 2017, 6:00 PM PST
Gardnerville, NV, USA

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Ancient Islamic Silver Coin Arab Sassan 700 AD 3.7-gr

January 18, 2017, 6:00 PM PST
Gardnerville, NV, USA

$175 (starting bid)

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Ancient Islamic Silver Coin Arab Sassan 700 AD 3.80gr

January 18, 2017, 6:00 PM PST
Gardnerville, NV, USA

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Ancient Islamic Silver Coin Arab Sassan 700 AD 4.1-gr

January 18, 2017, 6:00 PM PST
Gardnerville, NV, USA

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Ancient Kushan Gold Coin

January 18, 2017, 6:00 PM PST
Gardnerville, NV, USA

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Ancient Kushan Gold Coin

January 18, 2017, 6:00 PM PST
Gardnerville, NV, USA

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Ancient Kushan Gold Coin

January 18, 2017, 6:00 PM PST
Gardnerville, NV, USA

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Ancient Kushan Gold Coin

January 18, 2017, 6:00 PM PST
Gardnerville, NV, USA

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Ancient Silver Coin 40 BC Afghanistan 24mm, 9-grams

January 18, 2017, 6:00 PM PST
Gardnerville, NV, USA

$225 (starting bid)

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Ancient Silver Tetradrachm of King Eucratides Coin 17-gr

January 18, 2017, 6:00 PM PST
Gardnerville, NV, USA

$900 (starting bid)

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Ancient Silver Tetradrachm of King Eucratides Coin 17-gr

January 19, 2017, 6:00 PM PST
Gardnerville, NV, USA

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1858 Republic De Colombia Veinte Centavos coin

January 20, 2017, 5:00 PM CST
Rosebud, TX, USA

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Widow's Mite 100 BC - 60 AD w/Album & COA

January 20, 2017, 5:30 PM CST
Pflugerville, TX, USA

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India. Victoria. Gold mohur, 1862.

January 21, 2017, 11:00 AM GMT
Dublin, Ireland

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Alexander the Great AV Stater Coin, Salamis Mint

January 21, 2017, 9:00 AM EST
Knoxville , TN, USA

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Alexander the Great AV Stater Coin, Sestos Mint

January 21, 2017, 9:00 AM EST
Knoxville , TN, USA

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Alexander the Great AV Stater Coin, Odessus Mint

January 21, 2017, 9:00 AM EST
Knoxville , TN, USA

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Alexander the Great AV Stater Coin, Memphis Mint

January 21, 2017, 9:00 AM EST
Knoxville , TN, USA

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Alexander the Great AV Stater, Susa Mint

January 21, 2017, 9:00 AM EST
Knoxville , TN, USA

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Alexander the Great AV Stater, Ake Mint

January 21, 2017, 9:00 AM EST
Knoxville , TN, USA

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Alexander the Great AV Stater, Aradus Mint

January 21, 2017, 9:00 AM EST
Knoxville , TN, USA

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Alexander the Great AV Stater, Maeadrum Mint

January 21, 2017, 9:00 AM EST
Knoxville , TN, USA

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Alexander the Great AV Stater, Abydus Mint

January 21, 2017, 9:00 AM EST
Knoxville , TN, USA

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Alexander III AV Stater, Early Posthumus Issue

January 21, 2017, 9:00 AM EST
Knoxville , TN, USA

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Achaemenid Kings of Lydia AV Stater, Daric, Persia

January 21, 2017, 9:00 AM EST
Knoxville , TN, USA

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Alexander the Great AV Stater Coin, Citium Mint

January 21, 2017, 9:00 AM EST
Knoxville , TN, USA

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Alexander the Great AV Stater Coin, Amphlpolls Mint

January 21, 2017, 9:00 AM EST
Knoxville , TN, USA

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Alexander the Great AV Stater Coin, Cyrene Mint

January 21, 2017, 9:00 AM EST
Knoxville , TN, USA

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Alexander the Great AV Stater, Teos Mint

January 21, 2017, 9:00 AM EST
Knoxville , TN, USA

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Alexander the Great AV Stater, Miletus Mint

January 21, 2017, 9:00 AM EST
Knoxville , TN, USA

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Philip II AV Stater, Amphipolis Mint

January 21, 2017, 9:00 AM EST
Knoxville , TN, USA

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Philip II AV Stater, Magnesia Mint

January 21, 2017, 9:00 AM EST
Knoxville , TN, USA

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Alexander the Great AV Stater, Ecbatana Mint

January 21, 2017, 9:00 AM EST
Knoxville , TN, USA

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Alexander the Great AV Stater, Side Mint

January 21, 2017, 9:00 AM EST
Knoxville , TN, USA

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Alexander the Great AV Stater, Aegeae Mint

January 21, 2017, 9:00 AM EST
Knoxville , TN, USA

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Philip II AV Stater, Pella Mint

January 21, 2017, 9:00 AM EST
Knoxville , TN, USA

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Achaemenid Kings Gold AV Stater, Daric, Persia

January 21, 2017, 9:00 AM EST
Knoxville , TN, USA

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A SET OF 568 ANCIENT COINS

January 22, 2017, 5:00 PM PST
San Marino, CA, USA

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A silver shekel, the second year of the Jewish War against Rome (The Great Revolt)

January 31, 2017, 5:00 PM EET
Jerusalem, Israel

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