Rare Ancient Roman Coins To Own

Rare Ancient Roman Coins to own date back over 2,000 years. They have become very popular. Many investors and collector are anxious to collect and own them today. Holding something that was around so long ago is a feeling like no other. A base of collectors from all over the world have evolved. They enjoy putting together collections of ancient coins that they find very special, enjoyable, and potentially highly profitable.

Of course, not all Ancient Coins are as rare as others. Truly rare Ancient Roman Coins are far and few between. Ever Increasing demand puts pressure on the extremely limited supplies. Those in excellent condition, that only have a smaller number known to exist, are ones to own. The most desirable are worth the most money.

One of the most famous ancient coins is the Ides of March Denarius. It has a rich history of Brutus’s assassination of Julius Caesar. Only 80 specimens are known to exist in the world today. Simply put, there are far more collectors wanting to own one than there are coins in existence. Therefore, it is not uncommon to find a multiple six figure price tag for such a coin.

Reasons to Own Rare Ancient Coins

  1. Ancient coins are portable, private stores of wealth.
  2. They have very limited supplies and a growing demand from investors and collectors.
  3. Ancient coins are non-reportable and non-confiscatable.
  4. Ancient coins unearthed overseas are being seized by Dept. of Antiquities, limiting future supplies in the marketplace.

If you’re interested about learning more about Ancient Roman Coinage you should request a free copy of our 8 page Ancient Coin Report. Call 1-800-928-6468 and talk to an Ancient Coin Advisor at Austin Rare Coins & Bullion. They’re more than happy to assist you in finding the exact Ancient Roman Coins that you are looking for.

What Ancient Roman coins were made of silver?

What Ancient Roman coins were made of silver is a question we frequently get. This NGC Certified Roman coin minted by Emperor Otho for instance, is a great example, and it is a beautiful coin. Finding a Silver Denarius in Choice Extremely Fine Condition with 3.54 grams of silver is not an easy task.

On the front of this Otho Silver Denarius you’ll find the likeness of Emperor OTHO CAESAR with his head facing right. On the reverse, seen advancing left, you’ll find the likeness of VICTORIA. She is the Roman Goddess of Victory.

Marcus Otho Caesar Augustus was born Marcus Salvius Otho in the year 28 AD. He was Roman emperor, but only for three months, and in addition his life ended tragically. Two weeks shy of his thirty-seventh birthday Otho took his own life. In conclusion, by stabbing himself with a dagger Otho’s reign ranks as one of the briefest in the history of the Roman Empire.

This coin is an excellent example of one of the least known Roman Emperors. Examples of coins from Emperor Otho are rare because of two reasons. Firstly because he only was emperor for 3 months and secondly because most found were badly damaged. We are lucky to have this Choice Extremely Fine grade and able to share it with you.

Otho denarii are quite scarce and extremely difficult to find. For this reason only around 300 of these coins have been certified, and none in Mint State.

Several Ancient Roman coins were made of silver including the popular Silver Denarius silver coin, however the base silver coin was the Sestertius. In conclusion, there were many types of Roman silver coins. They spanned the 482 years as a Roman Republic, 503 years as the Roman Empire, and 1131 years as the Byzantine Empire.