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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  1. Alexander III Gold Stater NGC AU 5x3 Lifetime EP
    This is a gorgeous example of a Alexander III Gold Stater depicting Obv: Helmeted head of Athena right wearing crested Corinthian helmet decorated with a coiled snake Rev: Nike standing left wreath in left hand stylus in the right, thunderbolt in left field. This coin comes very well struck and centered. Learn More
    $5,500.00
  2. Philip II Silver Tetradrachm Extremely Fine -2.83%
    Philip II Silver Tetradrachm Extremely Fine
    Issued under Philip II of Macedon, the father of Alexander the Great, this silver tetradrachm is one of the most famous of all ancients. The head of Zeus is on the front and the back shows a young boy riding a fine stallion. Listed in the 100 Greatest Ancient coins book and very popular. Learn More
    Now Only $1,475.00 Regular Price $1,518.00
  3. Alexander The Great Silver Drachm NGC XF
    Struck over 2,300 years ago, the silver drachms of Alexander the Great tell a story that can be heard to this very day. Alexander the Great is known to be one of the most revered generals and rulers in the history of the world and his coinage remains as testament to this fact. The obverse of each coin depicts a Hercules with a lion-head helmet. The reverse shows Zeus, perched on a throne holding an eagle in one hand and a scepter in the other. Learn More
    $239.25
  4. Alexander The Great Silver Tetradrachm NGC AU 5X3 Fine Style
    Alexander The Great, Silver Tetradrachm, NGC, About Uncirculated, Strike 5/5, Surface 3/5, Fine Style Learn More
    $1,430.00
  5. Alexander The Great Silver Tetradrachm NGC CHVF Fine Style
    Struck over 2,300 years ago, the silver tetradrachms of Alexander the Great tell a story that can be heard to this very day. Alexander the Great is known to be one of the most revered generals and rulers in the history of the world and his coinage remains as testament to this fact. The obverse of each coin depicts a Hercules with a lion-head helmet.The reverse shows Zeus, perched on a throne holding an eagle in one hand and a scepter in the other. Coin shown is the exact coin you will receive. Tetradrachms of Alexander the Great are very popular and are ranked as #20 out of the 100 Greatest Ancient coins. Learn More
    $845.00
  6. Alexander The Great Silver Tetradrachm NGC XF 5x3 Fine Style
    Struck over 2,300 years ago, the silver tetradrachms of Alexander the Great tell a story that can be heard to this very day. Alexander the Great is known to be one of the most revered generals and rulers in the history of the world and his coinage remains as testament to this fact. The obverse of each coin depicts a Hercules with a lion-head helmet. The reverse shows Zeus, perched on a throne holding an eagle in one hand and a scepter in the other. Coin shown is the exact coin you will receive. Tetradrachms of Alexander the Great are very popular and are ranked as #20 out of the 100 Greatest Ancient coins. Learn More
    $1,040.00
  7. Athens Silver Owl Tetradrachm NGC AU Star 5x5 Fine Style
    Athens Silver Owl Tetradrachm NGC About Uncirculated Star Strike 5/5, Surface5/5 Learn More
    $3,234.00
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  8. Athens Silver Owl Tetradrachm NGC CHXF 4X4
    In the book entitled, The 100 Greatest Ancient Coins, the #10 highest ranked coin is the Athenian Silver Tetradrachm, commonly known at the Attica Silver Owl. Struck over 2,400 years ago, these large 17 gram silver coins are each one of a kind and depict the goddess Athena on the obverse and an owl on the reverse. These coins were extensively circulated across the ancient empires for hundreds of years. Today, we’re offering the final few coins we just received back from NGC Ancients at remarkable prices. We believe these coins offer unsurpassed value and extraordinary quality in the ancient coin market. Coin shown is the exact coin you will receive. Interested in different grades or price points? Just call and we can help. Learn More
    $1,188.00
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  9. Athens Silver Owl Tetradrachm NGC CHMS 5x5 -5.59%
    Athens Silver Owl Tetradrachm NGC Choice Mint State 5x5
    In the book entitled, The 100 Greatest Ancient Coins, the #10 highest ranked coin is the Athenian Silver Tetradrachm, commonly known at the Attica Silver Owl. Struck over 2,400 years ago, these large 17 gram silver coins are each one of a kind and depict the goddess Athena on the obverse and an owl on the reverse. These coins were extensively circulated across the ancient empires for hundreds of years. Today, we’re offering the final few coins we just received back from NGC Ancients at remarkable prices. We believe these coins offer unsurpassed value and extraordinary quality in the ancient coin market. Coin shown is the exact coin you will receive. Interested in different grades or price points? Just call and we can help. Learn More
    Now Only $4,985.00 Regular Price $5,280.00
  10. Seleucid Kingdom Silver Tetradrachm NGC About Uncirculated -3.92%
    Antiochus VII Silver Tetradrachm NGC CHAU
    Struck nearly 2,200 years ago, these large and intricate silver tetradrachms struck by Antiochus VII have remarkable detail and history. Besides the obvious historic importance, these coins are hand-struck in high-relief and no two coins are exactly alike. They are excellent examples of Hellenistic art. Certified by NGC in About Uncirculated condition, they are remarkable ancient silver coins, indeed. The obverse depicts Antiochus VII facing right, similar to the tetradrachms of Alexander the Great. The reverse has a standing figure surrounded by various implements and markings. We feel that attractive, high-end ancient silver offers a great value in the current marketplace and these are absolutely stunning in all regards. Highly recommended while available. Learn More
    Now Only $895.00 Regular Price $931.50
  11. Philip II Gold Stater NGC CHXF 5x3
    This attractive Philip II gold stater was issued nearly 2,400 years ago by the father of Alexander the Great. They are oftentimes encountered slightly off-struck, however, this example is remarkably pristine and full for the assigned grade. The obverse features Apollo facing right in a very lifelike fashion. The impressive reverse depicts a charioteer drawn by two horses. A classic Greek image in all regards and this is the exact coin you will receive. Learn More
    $7,260.00
  12. Mysia Cyzicus Electrum Full Stater NGC VF 4x4 -1.31%
    Mysia Cyzicus Electrum Full Stater NGC VF 4x4
    Dating back around 2,500 years, this impressive and hefty full stater is struck from electrum--a mixture of gold and silver. The obverse is one that we have yet to encounter--the full images of Ketos--a sea monster from ancient lore. Interesting double incuse punch on the back and truly a great coin for the money. Learn More
    Now Only $9,575.00 Regular Price $9,702.00
  13. Boar Forepart/Lion Head Electrum 1/6 Stater NGC XF 5x4 -7.41%
    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 collectors because of their age, high-quality and different designs. This 1/6th stater or "hecte" depicts a boar forepart with a lion-head incuse design 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
    Now Only $1,125.00 Regular Price $1,215.00
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  14. 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
  15. 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
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  16. 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
  17. Ionia El Hecte NGC Choice Extremely Fine Star 5x5 Fine Style
    This must be one of the earliest front facing portraits on a coin ever produced. From nearly 2,500 years ago the head of Greek mythological Heracles—divine hero in Greek mythology. Very interesting piece of history from the dawn of money. Learn More
    $3,225.00
  18. Mithradates VI Gold Stater NGC MS 4x4 -4.04%
    Mithradates VI Gold Stater NGC MS 4x4
    Mint condition example of a gold stater issued during the rule of Mithridates VI. These gold staters are typically found very worn, however, this particular example has been preserved in a remarkable condition. Mithridates was a sworn enemy of Rome. Coin shown is the exact coin you will receive. Learn More
    Now Only $2,945.00 Regular Price $3,069.00
  19. Perseus Silver Tetradrachm NGC MS 5X4 -1.29%
    Perseus Silver Tetradrachm NGC MS 5X4
    This is the finest grade given for this issue by NGC Ancients and it is a truly rare and impressive coin for the price. Perseus was the last true emperor of Macedon and his coinage was large and impressive, particularly his silver Tetradrachms. We love the look and value of these 2,200 year old coins and the coin shown is the one you will receive. Highly recommended for the money. Learn More
    Now Only $6,450.00 Regular Price $6,534.00
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