Lydia Croesus Gold Heavy Stater NGC Mint State

Ancient Coin Showcase for July 2016

Find below a list of some of our favorite Ancient Coin inventory selections feature in our July Ancient Coin Showcase:

Lydia Croesus 1/2 Silver Stater NGC Choice Extremely Fine – Listed as #9 out of the 100 Greatest Ancient coins, this Half Silver Stater of King Croesus is without question the first silver coinage ever issued in human history! Struck nearly 2,600 years ago, the obverse depicts the lion and bull design, representing strength and virility. The reverse design was made by a double-incuse punch that occurred when the coin was struck so long ago. (Sold)

Lydia Croesus 1/2 Silver Stater NGC Choice Extremely Fine

Achaemenid Empire Gold Daric Extremely Fine –   Struck over 2,400 years ago, this Persian gold daric has seen very little circulation over the years. The obverse depicts the hero-king with a bow and spear and the reverse shows a single incuse punch that occurred when the coin was struck by hand. Super coin for the money and one of the more affordable examples we’ve handled over the past few years. (Sold)

Achaemenid Empire Gold Daric Extremely Fine

Alexander the Great Gold Stater NGC Mint State Lifetime EP – This is a very nice ancient gold coin issued under Alexander the Great roughly 2,350 years ago. It has been well preserved in mint state condition with a 4/5 strike and 4/5 surfaces. The detail on the obverse and reverse is extraordinarily nice for the issue. The obverse depicts a helmeted Greek Goddess Athena and the reverse shows Nike holding an olive branch. (sold)

Alexander the Great Gold Stater NGC Mint State Lifetime EP

Lydia Croesus Gold Heavy Stater NGC Mint State  – This magnificent gold coin was struck nearly 2,600 years ago in modern-day Turkey and is the first series of gold coins ever struck. Produced by King Croesus of Lydia, the obverse depicts a lion and bull on the obverse, representing strength and virility. The reverse has 2 incuse punches. Heavy Staters are extremely rare in any condition and to find one that has been preserved in mint is an epic feat. We cannot overstate the importance of this rare ancient gold coin and it is absolutely museum-quality in all regards. (sold)

Lydia Croesus Gold Heavy Stater NGC Mint State

 

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