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Coins of Herod the Great – CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek ….. IN BIBLICAL HISTORY and popular legend, Herod “the Great”, Rome’s client king of Judaea from 40 to 4 BCE, is an evil tyrant. But ironically, the atrocity he is best remembered for–the “Massacre of the Innocents” (Matthew, 2:16–18)–probably never happened. Herod was born about 73 BCE. Herod’s wealthy father, […]

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Ancient Type Coins, Crown and Medallic Collections Highlight Stack’s Bowers August 2020 Auction

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to present their annual August Ancient and World auction, featuring over 3,000 lots of coins, medals, and paper money. Scheduled to take place at the Bellagio Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, this rich offering of material will comprise three live sessions August 5 and 6, with three additional online sessions […]

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Ancient, World Coin Heritage Signature Auction Open for Bidding Soon

As we come to present our August 5-7 August Signature Auction of World and Ancient Coins, we cannot help but reflect on the changing circumstances in the world today. Yet while we have certainly had to adapt in the ways that we work, live, and interact, Heritage is proud to be able to say that […]

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Extremely Rare Judaean and Related Roman Coins Featured in Goldberg’s New York Sale

By Ira and Larry Goldberg Auctioneers …… Once every few years, an auction of Judaean material of the highest caliber is held, and this will be the case when the combined Palm Desert Collection and the collection of Shlomo Moussaieff consisting of over 150 extremely rare Judaean and Judaean-related Roman Coins will be auctioned in […]

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Silver Biblical Coin Series Continues at APMEX

Biblical Coin Series from the Scottdale Mint – The Chariot of Fire coin, depicting Elijah being carried to heaven APMEX, Inc., an online Precious Metals retailer based in Oklahoma City, is excited to announce the third 2018 release of Scottsdale Mint’s famed Biblical Series is now available. The Scottsdale Mint Biblical Coin Series highlights stories from […]

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Bible Coin Series Continues with 1st Release of 2018 Available from APMEX

APMEX, Inc., the nation’s largest Precious Metals e-retailer, is thrilled to introduce the first 2018 release in the Scottsdale Mint’s famed  Bible Coin Series. The Scottsdale Mint Biblical Coin Series highlights stories from The Bible. Some of the stories include the last supper, Adam and Eve, the nativity scene and more. Noah’s Dove, depicting the ark […]

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CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Ancient Coins Under $100

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz ….   Aren’t they very expensive? Along with How do you know they’re authentic?, this is probably the most common question that classical numismatists are asked about ancient coins. Well, yes and no. The price of an ancient coin, like any other price in an imperfect market economy, […]

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CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Modern Fakes of Ancient Coins

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek ….   “To declare that a forged coin is genuine is a mistake, but to declare that a genuine coin is a forgery is a crime.” –Leo Mildenberg (1913 – 2001)[1] FOR CLASSICAL NUMISMATISTS any discussion of fake ancient coins is… a delicate subject. Dealers worry that fear of fakes […]

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CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Modern Fakes of Ancient Coins

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek …. “To declare that a forged coin is genuine is a mistake, but to declare that a genuine coin is a forgery is a crime.” –Leo Mildenberg (1913 – 2001)[1] FOR CLASSICAL NUMISMATISTS any discussion of fake ancient coins is… a delicate subject. Dealers worry that fear of fakes will […]

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NGC Ancient Coins: Redefining the Biblical Widow’s Mite

The traditional, narrow definition of the biblical Widow’s Mite is in need of revision The Biblical Widow’s Mite is among the most familiar, yet most mysterious, coins of antiquity. Truth be told, we don’t know exactly what it was. The best place to start is the New Testament, where the widow’s offering is described in […]

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Modern Coins – The Growing Appeal of World Coins

By Ron Drzewucki – Modern Coin Wholesale ….. During World War II and on into the Cold War, American G.I.s returning from deployment overseas often came home with handfuls of foreign coins as souvenirs. For many collectors of a certain age, this was their first taste of the fascinating field of coin collecting. The appeal […]

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Bread & Betrayal: The Last Supper – 2nd 2016 Biblical Series Coin Released

The Scottsdale Mint’s Biblical Coin Series pays tribute to the remarkable stories that have captured hearts and souls for centuries. As the second coin of a six-part series coming out in 2016, The Last Supper coin foreshadows one of the most agonizing stories of all — breaking bread with those who break your trust. Cast […]

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Mike Markowitz: CoinWeek Coins of the Bible Video Series, Part VIII: Coin with Image of the Menorah. Video: 3:57

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series Writer Mike Markowitz has long brought context and his unique insights into the fascinating world of ancient coins to contemporary collectors. In this multi-part educational video series, Mike discusses the coins referenced in the Bible. This presentation was given at the March 2015 Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo. David Lisot, Producer. In this episode of Coins of […]

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Mike Markowitz: CoinWeek Coins of the Bible Video Series, Part IX: Prutah of Pontius Pilate. Video: 2:52

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series Writer Mike Markowitz has long brought context and his unique insights into the fascinating world of ancient coins to contemporary collectors. In this multi-part educational video series, Mike discusses the coins referenced in the Bible. This presentation was given at the March 2015 Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo. David Lisot, Producer. In this final episode of Coins […]

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Mike Markowitz: CoinWeek Coins of the Bible Video Series, Part VIII: Coin with Image of the Menorah. Video: 3:57

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series Writer Mike Markowitz has long brought context and his unique insights into the fascinating world of ancient coins to contemporary collectors. In this multi-part educational video series, Mike discusses the coins referenced in the Bible. This presentation was given at the March 2015 Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo. David Lisot, Producer. In this episode of Coins of […]

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Mike Markowitz: CoinWeek Coins of the Bible Video Series, Part 4 (Thirty Pieces of Silver)

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series Writer Mike Markowitz has long brought context and his unique insights into the fascinating world of ancient coins to contemporary collectors. In this multi-part educational video series, Mike discusses the coins referenced in the Bible. This presentation was given at the March 2015 Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo. David Lisot Producer. In […]

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