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Top Recommended Ancient Coins

Here you will find some of our most interesting and beautiful ancient coins dating back thousands of years. Each of our Ancient Coin Picks has been graded by NGC, the top grading authority in the marketplace. If you can't find what you're looking for we will be happy to assist you with your ancient coin needs - just call us at 1-800-928-6468!

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  • Roman Gordian III Bronze Sestertius NGC About Uncirculated

    We were offered a small deal of about ten of these gorgeous Bronze Roman coins depicting emperor Gordian III from around 240 B.C. and didn't hesitate to buy them all. For the price, they are some of the best values in our inventory. They are large, round, beautiful coins with a gorgeous overall patina and fantastic eye appeal. Gordian III (238-244 A.D.) is shown on the obverse facing right in a regal glare. Coin depicted may not be the actual coin you received, however, you can expect very similar quality. We also have two coins available in Choice AU for only $50 more! Learn More

    Regular Price: $393.30

    Special Price $375.00

  • Antiochus VII Silver Tetradrachm NGC About Uncirculated

    Struck nearly 2,200 years ago, these large and intricate silver tetradrachms struck by Antiochus VII have remarkable detail and history. Besides the obvious historic importance, these coins are hand-struck in high-relief and no two coins are exactly alike. They are excellent examples of Hellenistic art. Certified by NGC in About Uncirculated condition, they are remarkable ancient silver coins, indeed. The obverse depicts Antiochus VII facing right, similar to the tetradrachms of Alexander the Great. The reverse has a standing figure surrounded by various implements and markings. We feel that attractive, high-end ancient silver offers a great value in the current marketplace and these are absolutely stunning in all regards. Highly recommended while available. Learn More

    Regular Price: $793.50

    Special Price $695.00

  • 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

  • Alexander the Great Drachm NGC Choice Mint State Lifetime, Fine Style

    As of today, there have been NO coins graded higher by NGC Ancients for this beautiful issue struck during the rule of Alexander the Great. These intricate silver Drachms (pronounced 'drahms')were struck over 2,300 years ago and have been preserved in an immaculate state, with crisp strikes and a remarkable overall look. Each coin has been awarded the Fine Style designation by NGC, implying it to be of the highest artistic quality. The obverse depicts Hercules with a lion-scalp helmet and the reverse features Zeus atop a throne holding an eagle, with various symbols, some mintmarks. If you're looking for a remarkable Ancient at a surprisingly reasonable price, this is it. Learn More

    Regular Price: $2,263.00

    Special Price $2,195.00

  • 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

  • Philip II Gold Stater EP NGC Choice About Uncirculated Star 5x4

    This absolutely stunning Philip II gold stater was issued nearly 2,400 years ago by the father of Alexander the Great. They are oftentimes encountered slightly off-struck, however, this example is remarkably pristine and full for the assigned grade. The obverse features Apollo facing right in a very lifelike fashion. The impressive reverse depicts a charioteer drawn by two horses. An absolute monster coin for the price and one of our finest since selling a Choice Mint State Star example to a local Austin client a few months ago. This is the exact coin you will receive. Learn More

    Regular Price: $11,492.00

    Special Price $11,250.00

  • Antoninus Pius Gold Aureus NGC Choice About Uncirculated 5x5

    This razor-sharp gold aureus depicts and was struck under Antoninus Pius, the father of Marcus Aurelius. It looks mint condition in so many ways, however, it was given a choice AU grade level by NGC ancients, otherwise it would be a 20K+ coin. It has a perfect strike and perfect surfaces and glimmers in the holder. Coin shown is the exact coin you will receive. Highly recommended. Learn More

    Regular Price: $13,923.00

    Special Price $13,650.00

  • Ptolemaic Gold Octodrachm NGC AU 5X3

    The largest gold coin of the ancient world, this impressive gold coin weighs in at just under an ounce of pure gold. It is also prominently featured in the 100 Greatest Ancient Coins book. The front depicts Arsinoe II and the reverse depicts a cornucopia reflecting the vast wealth of Egypt at the time. NGC has notated Light Marks on the holder which is the reason for the reduction in price. It would be several thousand more dollars if it were an unimpaired About Unc. coin. Coin shown is the exact coin you will receive. Learn More

    Regular Price: $14,883.75

    Special Price $14,500.00

  • Xerxes II Gold Daric TY3 NGC Choice Mint State Star Fine Style

    This coin really has it all--the high grade of Choice Mint State, a star for fantastic eye appeal, and the coveted Fine Style designation, implying it to be of the highest quality of craftsmanship!
    Rarely do we encounter coins of this magnitude and quality from so long ago. The Hero-King on the front is intricately etched and has a bow and spear, ready to attack the enemy. This is one of the nicest ancients from the recent ANA show in Philly and the coin pictured is the coin you will receive since we only have one available. Highly recommended. Learn More

    Regular Price: $19,720.00

    Special Price $19,350.00

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Above you'll find our top recommended ancient coins. From Roman gold coins to ancient Greek coins, these are our top picks and we update them regularly to provide our clients with the best possible value.

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