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Numismatic coins for sale

The very concept of 'numismatics' comes from the Latin word numisma, or the Greek nomisma - a coin. This is a science that studies coinage and money circulation. Coin collecting takes its origin in ancient times, but...
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Numismatic coins for sale

The very concept of 'numismatics' comes from the Latin word numisma, or the Greek nomisma - a coin. This is a science that studies coinage and money circulation. Coin collecting takes its origin in ancient times, but only in 14th-15th centuries in Italy it became widespread. And later, this wave of numismatics craze swept through other European countries.

Excellent collection was obtained by the famous poet Petrarch (1304-1374) and the Florentine philanthropist Cosimo de' Medici (1389-1464). Every ruler in Europe wanted to have a collection of coins at his court. And a little later they were already studied from a science point of view . Therefore, they acquired and collected not just artifacts, but numismatic coins for sale.

So-called münzkabinets (coin vaults) appeared. Specialists no longer dealt only with their own collections, but knew and studied the collections of other numismatists, structured them.

Of course, not all coins are valuable. Some fakes, for example, in the Middle Ages, were mistaken for real ones. The buyer paid a lot of money for them. Although, later, and sometimes dozens of years later, it turned out to be just a skillfully-made fake. In the Middle Ages, there were no numismatic auctions. They came up later. Coins could only be bought by privileged parts of society. This was the case until recently.

The situation has changed with the development of the Internet. The emergence of online auctions has opened numismatics to the world. On our site, coins of all eras are sold and bought. And absolutely anyone can buy them. Be it a lover of antiquity, a scientist or an investor in ancient coins. Sometimes ancient pieces pave the way for scientific discoveries.

Numismatic coins have played a big role even in the study of architectural history. No matter how miniature the images of ancient buildings are found on coins, they nevertheless help architects to restore some features of the destroyed ancient buildings.

One Roman Empire coin, minted in Athens, depicts the theater of Dionysus against the backdrop of the Athenian Acropolis. When archaeologists explored the Acropolis hill, they noticed this coin. By the way the buildings are located on the Acropolis hill, you can determine from which side of the hill you need to look for the theater of Dionysus. The coins helped to find this wonderful monument of ancient art and culture.

The numismatic collection has not only historical, but also investment and financial value. The price of coins never declines, regardless of gas prices, inflation, and the economic situation in the world. That is why numismatic auctions are now especially popular.

Numismatic auctions

Online auction platforms are one of the most effective and safe ways to sell valuable numismatic items on the antiques market. On the contrary, antique shops and pawn shops, as a rule, underestimate the price, and numismatic clubs can not be found in every (even large) city. There is no guarantee of a successful sale in those circumstances. Therefore, auctions are an excellent and, most importantly, reliable alternative.

But numismatics is not always about excavations and ancient cities. An interesting discovery of our time has become euro numismatics - for two decades, the euro has influenced numismatics in Europe and beyond. This led to a trend in the production of circulating and commemorative coins, which became part of the collections of millions of citizens in Europe and other countries (such as the USA) and regions of the world (Asia). Prices for these items are also on the rise.

Numismatic value of coins

Most people know what numismatics is. Although, the contribution of numismatic science to history and art is difficult to overestimate.

By the minting quality, the expressiveness of the pattern, the simplicity and elegance of the composition - some coins are masterpieces of fine art. Especially famous are the coins of Sicily dating back to the 5th century BC. They usually depicted chariots in racing competitions. The most famous are two coin makers - Kimon and Evanet. Each coin that came out from under the stamp of these masters was a wonderful work of art. Michelangelo admired the Sicilian and other Greek coins, and Goethe said: "These wonderful coins represent an endless spring of flowers and fruits of art!"

A huge period of history became known to scientists thanks to Roman numismatics. The coins clearly show that the rulers of the Roman Empire understood very well the political and propagandistic value of coins, which were distributed among the population in hundreds and thousands of copies.

English historian E. Gibbon in the 18th century wrote that if all written sources about the travels of the Roman emperor Hadrian in 2nd century AC were lost, then the history can be discovered through numismatic data and monuments. Isn't this the best recognition of the ancient coins’ historical value?

Meaning of numismatic value


But information alone is not enough to determine the numismatic coin value. To assess it, an objective scale was developed. This grading system assigns each coin a letter that reflects its value. Therefore, the meaning of the numismatic value of a coin is determined in accordance with this scale.

Money collections can contain dozens or sometimes several thousands of pieces. Some of them are more of a historical value or a curious numismatic object, others are a real rarity worth tens of thousands of dollars.

You can observe on our website how quickly some pieces are sold, evaluate if you want to become an owner of one. After all, you can buy a piece that is valuable not only from a scientific point of view, but also is a real work of art.

The study of various coins provides a lot of information not only on political history. Numismatic coin collecting is of great help to art historians. Found species often give more information than handwritten sources.

The statue of the great Greek sculptor Praxiteles (4th century BC) depicting Hermes with Dionysus on his left hand is well known. But there were a lot of questions left unanswered - in what position did Hermes stand, in what position was his right hand, and what did he hold in it? The questions seemed to be unresolvable until the coin of the Thracian city of Anchialus was discovered. It depicts a statue of Hermes in its original form. Hermes had a bunch of grapes in his hand held high, showing it to the boy Dionysus.

Few of us think that old money is a numismatic currency - this is an ordinary piece of metal or even less - a simple piece of paper. They are valued only by the presence of a particular state and the ideology of the country that issues this money.

People have long had a passion for collecting in its various forms, and collecting coins for some has become a real passion. Of course, we do not know the name of the first numismatist and the name of the first coin collector. They appeared with the invention of money itself. But, for example, in the Middle Ages, at the dawn of collecting, numismatists were considered very strange, eccentric people.

Today, the mysterious and fascinating world of numismatics is already attracting many people, because the study of coins is, first of all, an immersion in the world of history and the fate of the coin (especially if it was issued a long time ago). And when the right piece is found, the connection of the collector himself with it is added here: how did he find out about the rarity and where was it found.

But we would like to remind you that the purchase of antiques is also a good long-term investment, because it protects against inflationary risks. Over time, the value of auction lots only increases, as do the chances of selling them more profitably.

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