Ancient Coins Offer Great Potential

 
 

Ancient Coins Offer Great Potential

Have you ever been interested in the wide field of numismatics known as “Ancients?” These historically-rich coins range from late issues of the Byzantines Empire to the first coins ever struck. With a ancient coins rapidly growing in popularity, there has never been a better time to add these authentic coins to your collection.

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Buried Treasure? An Overview of Coin Hoards

Buried treasure is something that still exists today. Whether it is ancient Roman coins in Europe, Classic American coins in the U.S., or some other instance of accumulated wealth lost to time, coin hoards that have been found throughout the years can represent centuries of forgotten history.

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Understanding the Grading of Ancient Coins

The modern coin grading system started in 1949 with the Sheldon Scale, a 70-point system that was created to classify the condition of US large cents. Over the past few decades, the system’s use was expanded dramatically to include other modern coins.

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How Are Ancient Coins Found and Preserved?

Coins from Ancient Empires managed to survive war, famine, and time itself, before making their way to modern collectors. This article will outline not only how such coins are found, but also how they are preserved for future generations.

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How Were Ancient Coins Made?

Ancient coins intrigue collectors and scholars alike across the world. The oldest coin we know of and have available today was discovered in Ephesus (Efesos), an ancient Hellenic city and trading center off the coast of Asia Minor. Ancient coins were primarily made from gold, silver, electrum (a naturally occurring alloy of silver and gold), copper, and its alloys, bronze or brass. Amongst the oldest coins, many have come from Asian countries, the Greek and Roman empires, and various kingdoms throughout the medieval period.

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Top 5 Ancient Coins for Beginners

Ancient coins are an excellent way to learn historical facts and gain a unique assortment. Take a look at five fascinating coins available at ModernCoinMart to get your ancient coin collection started!

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Common Types of Ancient Coins

This entry will cover some of the most frequently seen Ancient Coins from the Roman, Greek, and Byzantine Empires. These are the most common denominations of ancient coins.

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Coins of Alexander the Great

Alexander the Great is well-known in history for the massive empire he formed in just one decade, without suffering a single defeat! Additionally, he had great success conquering the field of numismatics with his large history of coinage. Struck in huge quantities using fine silver and gold, an impressive amount of these now-ancient artifacts have survived in good condition over the course of 2,300 years! Collectors worldwide will be excited to know that several of these intricate coins are now available from MCM to be added to your growing collection.

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A Little Bit of Luck: Superstitions Surrounding Coins

Superstitions are prevalent across many cultures, and some of the largest involve coins and money. Read some of the most popular superstitious practice regarding coins around the world.

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Ancient Coins that Traveled the Silk Road

The Silk Road stands in history as one of the longest and most successful trade routes. The luxury items it conveyed from the Far East to Constantinople and other Major Mediterranean destinations often were paid for with precious silver coins. One of these coins, a Silver Hemidrachm of Tabaristan, is available for you to buy at ModernCoinMart right now!

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