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Sometime around 650 B.C. ancient coins made their first appearance. Below you will find some of the oldest, most beautiful, and unique ancient gold and silver coins in our inventory. Learn more here...

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  • Winged Hound of Cyzicus Electrum Stater NGC Choice Very Fine 5x4

    This is the only example we have ever seen of this amazing design--a hound with wings. This 2,550 year old stater struck of electrum is impressively hefty and shows a seated dog, looking over its shoulder with large wings. It is an amazing coin. Coin shown is the exact coin you will receive. We love the value found in the earliest of all coinage: electrum. Electrum is what coins were made of starting 650 B.C.--it is a naturally occurring mixture of gold and silver and could be found in and around streams and riverbeds. Learn More

    Regular Price: $9,900.00

    Special Price $9,690.00

  • Athenian Silver Owl Tetradrachm NGC Extremely Fine

    Ranked as #10 out of the 100 Greatest Ancient Coins, the 2,450-year-old Athenian Silver Owl is an impressive ancient coin with a remarkable history. The Owl could be found in every marketplace in the Meditteranean and beyond back then, and today they survive as a testament to the glory of the city of Athens. Until our Buying Trust acquired this most recent group, owls of this quality brought double what we're asking for them today. We believe once these are absorbed by the marketplace, prices will quickly recover to normal (higher) levels. The coin shown may not be the actual coin you receive, but certainly indicative of the quality you can expect. Learn More

    Regular Price: $1,275.00

    Special Price $1,250.00

  • Tyre Melkart Silver Shekel NGC Choice Extremely Fine 4x4

    We love it when we can locate attractive, higher-end Jerusalem Silver Shekels with originality and eye appeal. Like most, this large silver coin depicts the god Melkhart, on the obverse and a perched eagle on the back. Coin pictured is the exact coin you will receive. Learn More
    $3,174.00

  • Tyre Jesus Christ Lifetime Silver Shekel NGC Choice Very Fine 3x4

    Here we have a Jerusalem Silver Shekel in Choice Very Fine condition. Like most, this large silver coin depicts the god Melkhart, on the obverse and a perched eagle on the back. Coin pictured is the exact coin you will receive. Learn More
    $3,657.00

  • Tiberius Gold Aureus NGC Choice Very Fine 4x4

    Tiberius ruled the Roman Empire during the time of Christ and his coinage is very sought-after by many different types of collectors. The tribute penny mentioned in the Bible is none other than a silver denarius featuring Tiberius---this is the gold version of the Tribute Penny. Super coin and quite pleasing for the assigned grade. Very nice--and the coin shown is the exact coin you will receive. Learn More

    Regular Price: $7,107.00

    Special Price $6,850.00

  • Marcus Aurelius Gold Aureus NGC Extremely Fine 5x3

    Marcus Aurelius is one of the most noteworthy of all Roman emperors and coinage bearing his likeness is very rare and sought-after, particularly those in high states of preservation. The emperor is depicted on the obverse in lifelike fashion and the overall look of the coin is highly pleasing. At this price point, it will certainly sell quickly. Highly recommended and coin shown is the exact coin you will receive. Learn More
    $9,660.00

  • Julius Caesar Gold Aureus NGC Choice Extremely Fine 5x4

    Struck between 45 and 44 B.C., this remarkable gold aureus was struck under the rule of the famed Roman emperor, Julius Caesar. The obverse shows a veiled portrait and the back depicts a large pot with various implements. Coinage of Julius Caesar, particularly gold coinage, is very rare and desirable today by legions of affluent collectors. Coin shown is the actual coin you will receive. Learn More
    $17,600.00

  • Mysia Winged Pegasus Electrum Stater NGC Very Fine 4x4

    It isn't every day we come across something that dates back over 2,500 years, however, you can each time you hold this large stater struck from electrum depicting Pegasus, the winged horse from Greek mythology. We love the value and history that can be found in these early human artifacts. If you're looking for a great piece of human history to put away for a while, consider this electrum stater of Pegasus. The reverse depicts an inches punch that occurred when the coin was hand-hammered nearly 2.5 thousand years ago! Learn More
    $7,590.00

  • Greek Thrace Silver Tetradrachm NGC XF 5X4

    Attractive and evenly worn silver tetradrachm struck shortly after the death of Alexander the Great. It depicts a hemeted Hercules on the obverse and Zeus holding an eagle on the reverse. Coin shown is the exact coin you will receive. Learn More

    Regular Price: $810.00

    Special Price $790.00

  • Caria Silver Tetradrachm NGC AU 5X4

    Near mint condition example of a Caria Tetradrachm issued around 200 B.C. The coin shown is the exact coin you will receive. Learn More
    $951.75

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How much is an ancient coin worth?

There is no simple answer to how much an ancient coin is worth. Ancient coins worth collecting should be the absolute finest coins available and also be in the best condition. To find out the value of an ancient coin you first need to know exactly what it is, then how rare it is, and finally in what condition it has been preserved.

A rare ancient coin in absolute gem mint state condition could be worth tens of thousands of dollars, whereas the same coin that is very worn could be worth almost nothing. Austin Rare Coins & Bullion handles some of the finest ancient coins that the marketplace has to offer. These tiny works of art are long-term stores of value that tend to appreciate slowly and surely over time.

Make sure whatever ancient coin you’re considering that it is certified NGC Ancients. Every effort will be made in good faith by NGC Ancients to properly attribute ancient coins, but no guarantee is made as to these qualities. NGC Ancients will only guarantee the grade. It’s recommended that buyers purchase ancient coins from trustworthy and established dealers who really know about ancient coins.

If you have any questions regarding what ancient coin to own, please call or email an Ancient Coin Advisor at Austin Rare Coins & Bullion… we’re industry leaders in the ancient coin marketplace and happy to help you find the best ancient coin for your collection.

When it comes to ancient coins, there are plenty of wonderful options, each with a unique history. Do you prefer ancient Roman coins or ancient Greek coins? Whatever your preferences are, you'll find a great selection here at Austin Rare Coins. We are proud to present some of the oldest and most beautiful coins known to man.

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