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Ionian Electrum Coins

Most experts agree that the appearance of the first coins were in the Ioinan and Lydian regions of Asia Minor, or present-day Turkey.

The first Ionian coinage employed a "Ripple" design and was cast around 650-600 BC using a naturally occurring mixture of gold and silver called electrum. Electrum was most often encountered in or around creeks and riverbeds. Eventually the basic designs progressed into more elaborate imagery depicting animals, humans, and intricate geometric depictions.





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  • Ionia Electrum 1/3 Stater NGC About Uncirculated 5x4

    What you see here is an example of some of the first coinage ever issued in the history of mankind. This third stater, or trite, was struck nearly 2,650 years ago using electrum, a mixture of gold and silver. It is a very archaic design with either pellets, or cloud-like images on the surface of the coin. The reverse shows an incuse punch. These extremely rare coins were issued in and around modern-day Turkey and this example is graded very high. Learn More
    $8,160.00

  • Ionia Electrum 1/3 Stater NGC Extremely Fine 5x5

    What you see here is an example of some of the first coinage ever issued in the history of mankind. This third stater, or trite, was struck nearly 2,650 years ago using electrum, a mixture of gold and silver. It is a very archaic design with either pellets, or cloud-like images on the surface of the coin. The reverse shows an incuse punch. These extremely rare coins were issued in and around modern-day Turkey and this example is a great value for the price. Learn More
    $6,800.00

  • Ionia Electrum 1/6th Stater NGC Mint State 5x4

    This is a remarkable coin struck around 500 B.C. that has been preserved in mint state condition. The obverse depicts a Corinthian soldier in lifelike form, and the coin itself has been preserved as if it were struck yesterday. Electrum coinage in such a high grade is highly desirable and very rare. Learn More

    Regular Price: $4,420.00

    Special Price $4,250.00

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