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King Croesus

King Croesus of Lydia was responsible for creating the first bi-metallic coinage system. He struck both gold and silver coins of various sizes which represented different values. All the coinage of Croesus features the stunning Lion and Bull design, symbolizing strength and virility. Most date back as far as 561 B.C. Don’t see what you’re looking for or have questions? Give us a call at 1-800-928-6468 and we will be happy to help!

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  • Croesus Silver 1/2 Stater NGC Choice Very Fine 5x3

    Listed as #9 out of the 100 Greatest Ancient coins, this Half Silver Stater of King Croesus is without question the first silver coinage ever issued in human history! Struck nearly 2,600 years ago, the obverse depicts the lion and bull design, representing strength and virility. The reverse shows a double-incuse punch that occurred when the coin was struck so long ago. We believe these items are extremely undervalued at current price levels. Their rarity, beauty, and historic significance cannot be overstated. Learn More
    $2,380.00

  • Croesus Silver 1/12 Stater NGC Choice Very Fine 5x3

    This Lydian 1/12th silver stater was issued by King Croesus sometime around 560 B.C. It is known to be the first true silver coinage ever issued and is very desirable as a result. The obverse shows an image of a lion and bull, representing strength and fertility. The reverse employs a double-incuse punch that happened when the coin was struck so long ago. The silver staters of Croesus were issued in six different sizes ranging from a full stater down to a tiny 1/24th stater. Learn More
    $1,972.00

  • Croesus Silver 1/2 Stater NGC Extremely Fine 5x3

    This is a gorgeous, dark and lustrous half silver stater issued around 2,600 years ago by King Croesus of Lydia. These are known to be the first silver coins issued in human history. The front depicts the Lydian Lion and Bull design, representing strength and fertility. Superb coin for the money and absolutely stunning for the grade. Coin shown is the exact coin you will receive. Learn More
    $2,720.00

  • Croesus Silver Full Stater NGC Very Fine 5x3

    This Lydian full silver stater was issued by King Croesus sometime around 560 B.C and has been preserved nicely over the past 2,600 years. It is known to be the first true silver coinage ever issued and is very desirable as a result, particularly the largest denomination of the series, the full stater. The obverse shows an image of a lion and bull, representing strength and fertility. The reverse employs a double-incuse punch that happened when the coin was struck so long ago. This particular example has a lot of flash and luster--many survivors have been heavily corroded and worn over the years. The silver staters of Croesus were issued in six different sizes ranging from a full stater down to a tiny 1/24th stater. Learn More
    $6,900.00

  • Lydia Gold Heavy Stater 561-546 BC XF NGC

    Coinage first started around 650 B.C. and a hundred years later, King Croesus of Lydia issued the first series of gold and silver coinage, struck in different sizes implying different monetary values. This particular coin is the largest, referred to as a full stater. This is an incredibly rare, museum-quality coin in any condition and its importance cannot be overstated. In addition, this is referred to as the "Heavy" version, implying the older design and heavier gold content. This is listed in the 100 Greatest Ancient coins and we believe these to be undervalued at current price levels, particularly when compared to US Coinage. Remember, these are 2,600 years old. The obverse depicts a lion and bull, thought to imply strength and virility. The reverse shows an incuse punch that occurred when the coin was struck so long ago. This is an amazing piece of human monetary history in all regards. Learn More
    $36,570.00

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  • Croesus Silver Full Stater NGC Extremely Fine 4x3

    This Lydian full silver stater was issued by King Croesus sometime around 560 B.C and has been preserved far better than most over the past 2,600 years. It is known to be the first true silver coinage ever issued and is very desirable as a result, particularly the largest denomination of the series, the full stater. The obverse shows an image of a lion and bull, representing strength and fertility. The reverse employs a double-incuse punch that happened when the coin was struck so long ago. The basal value for a Full Silver Stater is $5,000 so we feel the premium for this example is fully justifiable. The silver staters of Croesus were issued in six different sizes ranging from a full stater down to a tiny 1/24th stater. Coin pictured is the exact coin you will receive. Learn More
    $8,970.00

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