Monthly Archives: March 2021
- Posted: March 30, 2021Categories: Ancient Coins, Rare Gold Coins, Macedonian EmpireRead more »
Various regions of ancient Greece utilized Staters as coinage. Importantly, in the beginning most of them were made of silver. However, it was ancient Macedonian Empire that first started using Gold Staters. The best known ancient Macedonian Empire Gold Stater was the one from King Philip II of Macedon—340 BC.
It is hard to believe that these coins were struck by hand. Moreover, how could such a beautiful coin be created over 2,400 years ago? Each coin was a hand made example of ancient art. It is no wonder that some of these coins are still considered the most beautiful coins ever made. They were minted in Pella, Macedonia, most importantly known as the birthplace of both King Philip II and his son Alexander the Great.
Philip will always be remembered in history as a brilliant military leader. His victories actually help to shape G
- Posted: March 26, 2021Categories: Ancient Coins, Rare Silver Coins, Ancient Persian Coins, Ancient Greek CoinsRead more »
This is the first silver coins ever struck! It dates back over 2,500 years to modern-day Turkey. King Croesus of Lydia was the first person to issue a bi-metallic coinage system. In addition, it was meant for circulation throughout the kingdom. Coinage of King Croesus all used the same design. They are struck in both gold and silver. Consequently, the design showed a lion and a bull facing one another. The bull implies fertility and the lion implies strength.
The Silver staters are the largest denomination of silver coins from Croesus. There is also a half stater, quarter stater, sixth stater, twelfth stater and a tiny 1/24th stater! We have even sold 2 examples of
- Posted: March 25, 2021Categories: Rare US Coins, Rare Gold CoinsRead more »
People often ask us what a rare $20 Double Eagle Gold Coin is worth. Well, a fashion mogul Stuart Weitzman's 1933 Double Eagle gold coin sold for $18.9 million at Sotheby's Auction in New York! It shattered the world auction record. In fact, it nearly doubled the record for the world's most valuable coin ever sold.
But, why was this rare $20 Double Eagle Gold Coin worth so much? It was because the 1933 edition of the Double Eagle never entered circulation. Consequently, nearly all of them were returned to the US government and melted down. There were only a few of these coins that somehow entered the market. Therefore, the Secret Service in 1944 declared any of them owned by collectors would be prosecuted. Because, they considered these coins
- Posted: March 17, 2021Categories: Egyptian Empire, Rare World CoinsRead more »
Many customers ask us, "What is the largest ancient gold coin?" We tell them, you’ve come to the right place! Only one ancient gold coin struck holds that title. The Gold Octodrachm was by far the largest gold coin ever struck in the ancient world. These heavy weights were a most common denomination of its day. Importantly, other large denominations like the tetradrachm (four drachms), the pentadrachm (five drachms) were also common. However, the Octodrachm (an eight-drachm coin) was the largest.
Gold Octodrachms were struck over 2,300 years ago. They were produced during the Hellenistic period in Ptolemaic Egypt. No other kingdom or empire in the ancient world comes close to producing such a large gold coin. Above all, Ancient Egypt was known to be a country of r
- Posted: March 08, 2021Categories: Rare US Coins, Rare Silver CoinsRead more »
The most collected series of coins ever produced by the United States Mint is the Morgan Silver Dollar. A Carson City Silver Dollar produced in Carson City, Nevada is the most cherished and sought-after of all. Furthermore, CC Morgans are the most popular and desired silver coins ever produced by the United States.
No other coin embodies the history and allure of the American Wild West better than a Carson City Morgan Dollar. Especially, those produced in Carson City from the silver mined at the Comstock Lode. Holding one in your hands instills mystique and adventure of the 49er gold rush days.
Prices of CC Morgans have held strong. Most importantly, when other coins have fallen