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Ancient Greece

The first ancient coins came from an area of Asia Minor which is today known as Turkey and were made of electrum, a naturally occurring mixture of silver and gold. This area is regarded as the birthplace of coinage and the first to use coined money in trade. The area included ancient kingdoms and cities of Ionia and Lydia.

Greek colonists, predominantly from Athens and Attica, settled the coastline of Asia Minor from the Mediterranean up to the Black Sea. Later Alexander overthrew the entire Achaemenid Empire, conquering a territory all the way to India. For a brief period the Macedonian Empire and the Greek influence was the most powerful in the world. Coins from this era are some of the most aesthetically pleasing and beloved designs in all of human history especially given the primitive methods they were manufactured.

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  • Mysia Winged Boar Electrum Stater NGC Fine 4x4

    The first coinage in human history was struck from electrum, a naturallly occurring mixture of gold and silver. This large, electrum full stater saw circulation around 2,500 years ago and remains today as testament to the earliest money ever used by humans. While designs vary, this example has a 4-way punch on the reverse with a winged-boar on the obverse with a tuna fish (tunny) underneath. Coin shown is the exact coin you will receive. Learn More
    $5,440.00

  • Actaeon/Gorgon Electrum 1/6 Stater NGC XF 4x5

    "Electrum" is what coins were made of starting around 650 B.C. It is a naturally occurring mixture of gold and silver and could be found in and around streams and riverbeds and the coins were issued in different sizes to reflect different values. These absolutely amazing coins are desirable by so many types of collectors because of their age, high-quality and different designs. This 1/6th stater or "Hecte" depicts the head of a Gorgon, or "Actaeon", with an incuse punch on the back. If you're looking for an amazing piece of history and a truly rare artifact to put away for a while, this is a tough item to beat. We love the value found in this early coinage. As a collectible, gift or investment, electrum coins from 2,500 years ago are a superb opportunity at these levels, particularly when certified by NGC Ancients in such a high grade. The coin shown is the exact coin you will receive--we have other designs available too...check our electrum page or call 1-800-928-6468 with questions. Learn More
    $1,215.00

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  • Young Male Head Electrum 1/6 Stater NGC XF 4X4

    "Electrum" is what coins were made of starting around 650 B.C. It is a naturally occurring mixture of gold and silver and could be found in and around streams and riverbeds and the coins were issued in different sizes to reflect different values. These absolutely amazing coins are desirable by so many types of collector because of their age, high-quality and different designs. This 1/6th stater, or "hecte" depicts a lifelike young, male head with an incuse punch on the back. If you're looking for an amazing piece of history and a truly rare artifact to put away for a while, this is a tough item to beat. We love the value found in this early coinage. As a collectible, gift or investment, electrum coins from 2,500 years ago are a superb opportunity at these levels, particularly when certified by NGC Ancients in such a high grade. Coin shown is the exact coin you will receive--we have other designs available too...check our electrum page or call 1-800-928-6468 with questions. Learn More
    $1,215.00

  • Boar Forepart/Lion Head Electrum 1/6 Stater NGC XF 5x4

    "Electrum" is what coins were made of starting around 650 B.C. It is a naturally occurring mixture of gold and silver and could be found in and around streams and riverbeds and the coins were issued in different sizes to reflect different values. These absolutely amazing coins are desirable by so many types of collectors because of their age, high-quality and different designs. This 1/6th stater or "hecte" depicts a boar forepart with a lion-head incuse design on the back. If you're looking for an amazing piece of history and a truly rare artifact to put away for a while, this is a tough item to beat. We love the value found in this early coinage. As a collectible, gift or investment, electrum coins from 2,500 years ago are a superb opportunity at these levels, particularly when certified by NGC Ancients in such a high grade. The coin shown is the exact coin you will receive--we have other designs available too...check our electrum page or call 1-800-928-6468 with questions. Learn More

    Regular Price: $1,215.00

    Special Price $1,125.00

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  • Mysia Cyzicus Electrum Full Stater NGC VF 4x4

    Dating back around 2,500 years, this impressive and hefty full stater is struck from electrum--a mixture of gold and silver. The obverse is one that we have yet to encounter--the full images of Ketos--a sea monster from ancient lore. Interesting double incuse punch on the back and truly a great coin for the money. Learn More

    Regular Price: $9,702.00

    Special Price $9,575.00

  • Philip II Gold Stater NGC CHXF 5x3

    This attractive 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. A classic Greek image in all regards and this is the exact coin you will receive. Learn More
    $7,260.00

  • Antiochus VII Silver Tetradrachm NGC CHAU

    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: $931.50

    Special Price $895.00

  • Athens Silver Owl Tetradrachm NGC Choice Mint State 5x5

    In the book entitled, The 100 Greatest Ancient Coins, the #10 highest ranked coin is the Athenian Silver Tetradrachm, commonly known at the Attica Silver Owl. Struck over 2,400 years ago, these large 17 gram silver coins are each one of a kind and depict the goddess Athena on the obverse and an owl on the reverse. These coins were extensively circulated across the ancient empires for hundreds of years. Today, we’re offering the final few coins we just received back from NGC Ancients at remarkable prices. We believe these coins offer unsurpassed value and extraordinary quality in the ancient coin market. Coin shown is the exact coin you will receive. Interested in different grades or price points? Just call and we can help. Learn More

    Regular Price: $5,280.00

    Special Price $4,985.00

  • Athens Silver Owl Tetradrachm NGC CHXF 4X4

    In the book entitled, The 100 Greatest Ancient Coins, the #10 highest ranked coin is the Athenian Silver Tetradrachm, commonly known at the Attica Silver Owl. Struck over 2,400 years ago, these large 17 gram silver coins are each one of a kind and depict the goddess Athena on the obverse and an owl on the reverse. These coins were extensively circulated across the ancient empires for hundreds of years. Today, we’re offering the final few coins we just received back from NGC Ancients at remarkable prices. We believe these coins offer unsurpassed value and extraordinary quality in the ancient coin market. Coin shown is the exact coin you will receive. Interested in different grades or price points? Just call and we can help. Learn More
    $1,188.00

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  • Athens Silver Owl Tetradrachm NGC AU Star 5x5 Fine Style

    Athens Silver Owl Tetradrachm NGC About Uncirculated Star Strike 5/5, Surface5/5 Learn More
    $3,234.00

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