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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

  • Syracuse Silver Tetradrachm NGC XF 4x5

    What you see here is one of the earliest silver coin designs, issued around 500 B.C. in ancient Greece. Absolutely breathtaking example with remarkable detail on both sides of the coin. Several dolphins surround the obverse female portrait while a charioteer is shown on the reverse and the goddess of Victory, Nike, flying overhead. This is known to be one of the most noteworthy and beautiful portraits of early Greek coinage and this particular example is very high-end for the grade. Coin shown is the exact coin you will receive--highly recommended. Learn More
    $3,630.00

  • Apollonia Pontica Silver Drachm Choice About Uncirculated NGC

    These 2,450+ year old silver drachms are typically encountered extremely worn and heavily circulated from years of ancient commerce. We encountered this little group recently and acquired several, all of which certified in nearly mint state condition. A gorgon is featured on the obverse and an anchor is shown on the back. Coin shown may not be the exact coin you will receive but is indicative of the quality you can expect. Great coin for the money. Learn More

    Regular Price: $232.50

    Special Price $225.00

  • 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

  • Actaeon/Gorgon Electrum 1/6 Stater NGC CHXF 3X4

    "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 gorgon head, 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

  • 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

  • Ares Head/Amazon Head Electrum 1/6 Stater NGC CHXF 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" what some scholars feel is either Ares or the head of an Amazon 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

    Regular Price: $1,316.25

    Special Price $1,295.00

  • 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 collector because of their age, high-quality and different designs. This 1/6th stater, or "hecte" depicts a boar forepart 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

  • Athenian Silver Owl Tetradrachm NGC Mint State Star

    Absolutely superb Athenian Owl from nearly 2,500 years ago and preserved in a mint state condition, along with the coveted STAR for superb eye-appeal. Coin shown is the exact coin you will receive. Very high-end and pristine, it's just a great coin for the price and it's flawless surfaces really jump out of the clear NGC holder. Learn More

    Regular Price: $2,835.00

    Special Price $2,750.00

  • Athenian Silver Owl Full Crest Tetradrachm NGC XF

    Out of 1,100 Owls sent to NGC for grading, only 17 of them were awarded the coveted "Full Crest" notation on the NGC holder. Coins with the full crest possess a fully centered strike on the obverse that depicts the entire helmet and face of Athena. This was an unusual occurrence when these coins were made because the image is oftentimes larger than the surface of the coin, hence, parts of the design are missing. This particular example is very high end, preserved in an extremely fine condition per NGC. Coin shown is the exact coin you will receive. Learn More

    Regular Price: $2,520.00

    Special Price $2,350.00

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