Ancient & Medieval coins, sometimes called antique coins, are very desirable to collectors due to their history, beauty and the intrinsic value of the Precious Metals that went into creating each coin. They also provide a tangible link to mankind's historic past. By definition, the newest of these coins are at least 550 years old, and the countries and empires that issued them show that these historic coins gave the people that used them confidence in their value because of the Precious Metals they contained.
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Each of these ancient coins offered here comes from different time periods throughout history. It gives us an important glimpse into how important currency was and still is today. Buyers can literally own a piece of history in their hands with these rare coins. They are unlike any traditional bullion or commemorative set. Every finish is different because minting technology was archaic and virtually non-existent. These surviving coins are considered the highest valued collectible coins there are today because they are one of the first coins on the planet used as currency or trade.
Ancient Gold Coins
Gold coins have been made since King Croesus of Lydia had them struck between 560 and 546 BC. They have been made bearing the likenesses of Alexander the Great and his successors, Roman Emperors and Byzantine Emperors from the late 5th century AD until the fall of the Byzantine Empire in 1453.
Ancient Silver Coins
The first Roman Silver coins, the Didrachm coins, were struck around 280 BC along with cast Bronze Aes Grave. The pre-Denarius Silver coins, very rare Silver coins from 280 BC to 211 BC, were called Didrachms. The Coin Reform of 211 BC made the Denarius the main Silver coin and the Aes the main Bronze coin. The coins of the Roman Empire began with the first Emperor Augustus in 41 BC. The main coins were the Silver Denarius and the Bronze As. These splendid Ancient Silver coins and Bronze coins were de-based over the years, and in 215 AD the double Denarius, named Antoninianus, was issued.