Aspen Park Rare Coins
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APRC specializes in Exceptional U.S. Type and Ancient Coins for collectors and investors. I travel to every major coin show from coast to coast and have developed a reputation for being the most selective buyer in the room.   In addition, I am continually buying  great coins from the personal collections of customers.  When you deal with APRC, you deal exclusively with Evan Gale, sole proprietor and a professional numismatist for more than 35 years.
     

Aug. 16

All New Purchases from the ANA World's Fair of Money Aug. 8-13, Plus Part IV of the "Henry Hamilton Collection" now Listed Below and Photographed and Listed in Regular Inventory.

Aug. 6

20 New Coins from Purchases at the Pre-ANA in Anaheim, a Local Collection of US Gold and Part III of the Henry Hamilton Collection are now Listed Below and Photographed in Regular Inventory.  

Part 2 of the "The Henry Hamilton Collection" Now Photographed and Listed in Regular Inventory and Below

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Introducing “The Henry Hamilton Collection” and other Newps

The coins listed below premier the first and second offerings of “The “Henry Hamilton Collection”.  Mr. Hamilton (not his name) has been collecting United States rare coins for decades and has been the longest running customer of my career.  He has been cherry-picking coins from the offerings of Aspen Park RC and a few select dealers for decades.  His taste for superb technical quality combined with stunning eye-appeal will be evident as these coins are listed over the coming months.  This a rare opportunity to acquire many of the best coins I have bought and sold over the past decades.  

August 15 - New Purchases from the ANA World’s Fair of Money and Part IV of the Henry Hamilton Collection

*Henry Hamilton Collection*   1820 Coronet Large Cent MS64BN NGC / CAC   Starting with a full, sharp strike on both sides, this superior cent shows immaculate surfaces with virtually no contact marks, and rose highlights on even chocolate brown surfaces.  Finished with full luster.  Top of the grade in every way…$1350

1820 Coronet Large Cent (Lg. Date) MS65RB  In addition to dozens of Coronet type large cents I have bought and sold, I have seen and rejected hundreds.  This specimen will always be remembered as among the absolute finest for the grade.  Deserving of a minimum “plus” designation, this original beauty shows a perfectly sharp strike front and back with a lovely blend of original RED in and around the devices contrasting a natural even chocolate brown.  Surfaces are simply impeccable.  Reverse is a deep blue-brown with tinges of original red.  Finished with full glowing luster and resulting in one of the most Eye-appealing of the type you or I will ever see…$3500

*ON HOLD - Henry Hamilton Collection*   1857 Flying Eagle Cent MS65 PCGS   Well, if all Flyers in MS65 holders looked like this one, the price would be double current levels.  Starting with an exceptionally crisp and detailed obverse strike, this Flying Eagle continues to impress with superb surfaces, even perfect color and glowing luster.  Easily in the top 10% of the grade based on my 35 years of buying and selling this popular type…$4350

*Henry Hamilton Collection*  1864 Bronze Indian Cent MS65RB NGC (Early NGC Holder)  Sharply struck with a perfectly even blend of rose-red and brown on flashy, lustrous surfaces…$685

1907 Indian Cent MS65RB NGC / CAC (Early NGC Holder)   A gorgeous GEM, easily MS66 IMO with super clean glowing surfaces with just a bit of deeper patina, but basically original RED…$475

*Henry Hamilton Collection*   1910 Lincoln Cent Matte PR65BN   A distraction free Gem showing a sharp strike, perfect spot free surfaces and wonderful even brown with violet red highlighting throughout.  Finished with bright, glowing surfaces.  Absolute top of the grade…$1450

*Henry Hamilton Collection*   1915 Lincoln Cent Matte PR66BN PCGS   A needle sharp GEM with flashes of blue-green on immaculate, sparkling surfaces…$3650

1867 Shield Nickel (w/Rays) MS64 PCGS   Setting itself apart from almost every other MS64 example, this coin shows a full strike on both sides with all shield lines complete and basically complete rasys around the 5 on the reverse.  Better than some I have seen in the next grade.  Free of contact marks and fully lustrous, this coin easily represents the top 5% of the grade and has a shot of dropping over the MS65 line…$1285

*Henry Hamilton Collection*   1910 Liberty Nickel PR66 PCGS   Absolutely gorgeous, original CAMEO (not designated) Proof.  Light even silvery rose patina on bright, superb surfaces.  This coin glows and is in the top 5% of the grade, rivalling most residing in PR67 holders…$950 

*Henry Hamilton Collection*  1913 T-2 Buffalo Nickel Matte PR67 PCGS   Here is another coin that I have a specific memory of buying because it is so exceptional.  Bought this coin the day before set-up day in the lobby of the Long Beach Hyatt, probably about 8 years ago.  Just crossed to PCGS from a PF67 NGC / CAC holder, this gorgeous proof is deserving of a “plus” designation IMO.  Silvery blue and golden rose patina blend in stunning fashion on this flawless, glowing proof.  So much better than 90% of the PR67 Mattes I see.  A true original Superb Gem with out-of-park Eye-Appeal…$7250

1872-S Liberty Seated Half Dime (Mintmark Below wreath) MS67+ PCGS   Absolutely GORGEOUS for date and type and among only 3 so graded at PCGS with none grading higher.  This coin is obviously the most beautiful of the top three as PCGS chose it to represent the date as their plate coin on CoinFacts.   Needle sharp front and back, which is NOT a given, even in the Superb Gem grade category.  Flawless surfaces and beautiful deep violet-blue peripheral toning on blazing luster.  The best of the date…$3850

1942 Mercury Dime PF68 NGC    The prettiest Superb GEM Mercury Proof I have seen in a few years.  Bright and superb technically, this piece shows beautiful light rose overall blending to deeper golden-violet peripheral toning at the obverse right.  Reverse is a very light golden rose.  Immaculate and flashy with top end eye-appeal…$1985

*ON HOLD*  1959 Washington Quarter PR68 CAMEO PCGS   It is not often that a “modern” Proof compels me to step up and purchase it.  Coins in this price category are not worth the time they take to photograph, list and ship, but the “coin-weenie” in me sometimes comes out.  This quarter is a just a monster.  Superb snowy white cameo contrasts perfect deeply mirrored fields.  Not designated DCAM, so a savings there.  A perfect birthday gift for yourself if you were born in 1959..…$275

1807 Cap Bust Half (O-112, 50 over 20)  MS64+ NGC   A beautiful near GEM example of this extremely scarce date.  Fully struck front and back with all design details well defined.  Light to medium even silvery violet going to blue peripheries on the obverse.  Reverse is a lighter silvery blue/rose overall.   Surfaces are immaculate and the luster is glowing.  NGC Pop report shows 4 examples so graded with 5 grading MS65 and none higher…$23,500

*Henry Hamilton Collection*    1887 Seated Liberty Half PR64+ CAMEO PCGS   A lovely original just miss GEM, this proof shows a needle strike front and back with bright CAMEO devices overlaid with light rose patina going to deeper blues and orange-rose at the periphery.  Fully reflective and very appealing…$2550

1939 Walking Half PR67 PCGS  A gorgeous Proof that shows considerable CAMEO devices on both sides contrasting deep, flawless, black fields.  Medium cameo on the obverse and no cameo on the sun, so PCGS will not designate this coin “CAMEO”, But strong cameo overall on the reverse devices.  Only two Cameo’s of the date have been certified at PCGS, one PR64 CAM and One PR65 CAM.   Although none exist, CU Price Guide shows a value of $8500 in PR66 CAMEO and leaves the PR67 CAMEO unvalued.  Based on these numbers, this just miss PR67 CAMEO is real value and a joy to behold at…$1475

1799 Draped Bust Dollar AU50 PCGS  Well struck overall with strong hair and drapery detail and bold lettering on the obverse.  Reverse is needle sharp and virtually devoid of wear, grading AU55 or better.  Completely free of distractions and adjustment marks this original is lightly toned with deeper peripheral patina circling the obverse.  Reverse is a medium silvery gray.  Good luster over the both sides…$7250

*SOLD*  1878-S Morgan Dollar MS66+ PCGS  Amazing Morgan showing a needle sharp strike on both sides, full cameo portrait with light cameo reverse contrasting completely distraction free semi-prooflike fields.  This eye-popping Morgan is finished with a ring of violet orange toning circling the obverse periphery and some violet patina around the bottom reverse periphery.  Laying right on the border of MS67 with eye-appeal surpassing any MS67 of this date I have seen.  A STUNNER…$2950

1880-S Morgan Dollar MS67PL PCGS   Yes, another stunning Morgan.  Thick, rich, snowy white CAMEO devices on both sides contrast deeply mirrored, distraction and haze free fields.  Right on the border of “DEEP CAMEO” designation that would have added thousands to the price…$1950

*SOLD*  1903 $2.5 Liberty MS66 NGC  A lovely Gem, very strong for the grade with a sharp strike and glowing luster.  Spot free…$1475

*SOLD*  1926 $2.5 Indian MS65 PCGS   A fresh, pretty Gem with deep original golden color and glowing luster…$1725

*SOLD*  1904 $5 Liberty MS65 PCGS   This is a type that generally comes with considerable contact marks even in this GEM – 65 grade.  Here is an exception that shows a full strike, incredibly mark free surfaces and full luster on original golden patina.  Top of the grade…$2750

1903-S $10 Liberty MS66 PCGS   Wow!!  This is a gorgeous gold piece.  A fresh, original GEM that shows beautiful light orange-rose patina on simply superb “skin”.  Needle sharp strike and glowing luster finish this stunner.  Considerably scarcer than the most common 1901-S date, the 1903-S shows a pop of 23 in MS66 with only 6 grading higher, compared to 1901-S which shows a pop of 197 in MS66 with 20 examples grading higher.  Despite this disparity, CU price guide shows only a $300 price premium for the 03-S…$7200

1904 $20 Liberty MS64 PCGS   An attractive, fresh, original.  Purchased locally from an older collection of nice raw coins and graded by PCGS at the recent Anaheim ANA…$1785

*SOLD*  1904 $20 Liberty MS65 PCGS   Among a half dozen gold coins out of 29 pieces that I chose to list on my inventory.  A fresh, original GEM with minimum contact marks, no spots and full luster…$3500

1909-S $20 St. Gaudens MS64 PCGS   A top-end Saint for the date and grade.  Well struck with minimum marks and full, bright luster.  Spot free and very attractive…$2125

1911-D/D (FS-501) MS65 NGC / CAC   A fresh, original GEM example of this scarce and popular D/D variety.  Very well struck with immaculate surfaces, no spots and full luster.  The only recent comp is a MS65 PCGS / CAC example that realized $4465 in a January, 2016 Heritage auction…$3850

1911-S $20 St. Gaudens MS65 PCGS   A beautiful GEM that starts with a solid strike, shows absolute minimum contact marks for the grade and is finished with bright, blazing luster.  Spot free and with an eye-popping, super flashy look…$4950

1915-S $20 St. Gaudens MS65 PCGS    Another handpicked, top of the grade Saint.  Well struck with minimum marks, spot-free and full, bright luster…$2300

1927 $20 St. Gaudens MS65 PCGS   A premium Gem type date.  Well struck with minimum marks and fresh, glowing, lustrous, original golden surfaces.  A beauty…$1885

US Commemortives:

1935 Arkansas MS65 PCGS   Brilliant and flashy with virtually no marks, full strike and pretty burnt orange / rose peripheral toning, mostly on the obverse.  A great Arkansas for the grade…$250

*ON HOLD - Henry Hamilton Collection*   1925-S California  MS65 PCGS   Fully struck with the original brilliance that can be the hallmark of the great California’s  Light silvery violet rose patina at the obverse rims.  A super flashy original GEM…$650

1936 Elgin MS66 NGC   Brilliant white and virtually mark free with blazing luster.  Awesome, super flashy Elgin…$375

1936 Lynchburg MS66 NGC    Fully struck, basically mark free and brilliant white with full glowing luster…$575

1926-S Orgeon Trail MS65 PCGS   A mundane grade for an absolutely stunning blast white GEM Oregon.  Immaculate surfaces, full sharp strike and blasting luster…$325

 New Purchases from the Pre ANA in Anaheim, a local collection of US gold coins and “The Henry Hamilton Collection” Part III

*SOLD - Henry Hamilton Collection*  1835 Classic Half Cent MS64BN PCGS / CAC   At the absolute top of the grade, this lovely Classic half cent shows a full, sharp strike on both sides, is basically free of contacts marks.  Tinges of violet-rose highlight even chocolate brown on glowing, lustrous surfaces…$1175

*SOLD - Henry Hamilton Collection*   1838 HT-81A Hard Times Token (Am I Not a Woman & a Sister) MS63BN NGC   Very sharply struck example of this popular anti-slavery token.  Just a couple insignificant contact marks and even chocolate brown color is enhanced by original red in and around the lettering, mostly at the obverse top…$1150

*Henry Hamilton Collection*   1885 Liberty Nickel PR66+ PCGS / CAC    Starting with a needle sharpl strike on both sides, this light Cameo (not designated) proof shows beautiful pastel rose and golden patina on bright reflective surfaces.  Top end eye-appeal…$2650

*Henry Hamilton Collection*   1887 Liberty Nickel PR66 CAMEO PCGS   Beautiful light rose and blue patina overlay a needle sharp strike in Gem Cameo Proof.  Bright and flashy with superb eye-appeal…$2950

1889 Liberty Nickel MS66 NGC   Utterly superb.  Starting with a full, needle sharp strike on both sides, reminiscent of a proof striking, this Liberty Nickel is virtually without blemish and shows just a hint of rose patina on flashy, almost semi-PL surfaces.  Gorgeous coin…$1650

*SOLD - Henry Hamilton Collection*   1913 T-1 Buffalo Nickel PR65 PCGS / CAC   Fully PR66 quality IMO, this Matte shows a sharp strike, even light silvery rose patina on both sides and is finished with bright, flashy surfaces.  Flawless surfaces and completely free of spots.  Awarded a CAC sticker…$3350

*Henry Hamilton Collection*   1936 Buffalo Nickel Brilliant PR66 PCGS    An original flashy gem with just a hint of patina.  Bright and fully reflective…$2600

1809 Cap Bust Half AU50 PCGS   A well struck original example of this early Bust Half.  Strong hair detail, full clasp and drapery on front with good wing detail and full “E Pluribus Unum” on reverse.  Distraction free surfaces are finished in light to medium silvery golden with rose and blue highlights. Considerable luster around the lettering and stars of the peripheries of both sides…$1000

*SOLD*  1812 Cap Bust Half (O-104a) AU55 PCGS   Well struck on both sides.  Full hair detail, clasp and drapery on obverse with complete wings, shield and motto on reverse.  Lovely silvery rose patina overall with blue highlights at the peripheries.  Strong luster overall.  Exceptional Bust half…$1675

*SOLD*  1798 Draped Bust Dollar (B-27, BB-113, my attribution, not designated on insert) AU55 PCGS   A superb example in every way, starting with a very strong strike on both sides, about as good as the date gets.  Full hair and drapery detailing and mostly pointed stars.  Reverse shows full and complete eagle wings and shield lines with complete reverse stars and clouds and bold lettering.  Surfaces are free of distracting marks, no adjustment marks and the finish is a lovely light silvery rose and blue with virtually full remaining luster.  Exceptional for date and type…$12,950

*SOLD*  1800 Draped Bust Dollar VF25 PCGS   Starting with a strong, solid strike, this virgin original retains significant detailing for the grade, shows distraction free surfaces and no adjustment marks.  Even two tone patina, medium to deep, is simply perfect and just the way it should look…$2775

1901-S $5 Liberty MS64+ PCGS  A flashy, lustrous and well struck type.  Nice, original golden color and fully lustrous.  With CU Price Guide at $3300 for a MS65, this just-miss seems like good value at…$1285

1878 $20 Liberty MS61 PCGS   An attractive original uncirculated example of an early Type 3 $20 Liberty.  Starting in 1877, the value “Twenty Dollars” is spelled in the reverse design.   Scattered marks consistent with the grade, but nothing distracting.  Fully lustrous…$2450

1903 $20 Liberty MS65 PCGS   A fresh, original Gem example of this tougher date.  Well struck and fully lustrous.  It is interesting to note the pops in relation to the most common date, the 1904.  In MS65 the 1903 shows 426 graded with 13 – MS64+ and only 3 in MS66.  Contrasted to the 1904 in MS65 shows 4836 graded with 171 – MS64+ and 207 graded higher.  Despite this considerable disparity in pops, CU Price Guide only gives the 1903 a $200 premium in MS65 grade…$3700

*SOLD*  1911-D $20 St. Gaudens MS66 PCGS  A beautiful super clean and fully lustrous example of a date which normally comes dull and unattractive.  This date shows approximately 1/10th the population of the most common Saint date (1927) in MS66.  This piece shows a solid strike with deep, original orange-rose patina and rich, full luster…$3450

*Henry Hamilton Collection*   1922 Grant 50c MS65 NGC    Brilliant and flashy with strong, glowing luster…$580

*Henry Hamilton Collection*   1936 Robinson 50c MS65 PCGS (Old Green Holder) Basically brilliant with light original patina and full luster…$275

*Henry Hamilton Collection*   1936 Texas MS66 PCGS (Old Green Holder) MS66 PCGS   A very cool original showing a solid strike with medium silvery blue toning overall with rose highlights and full luster…$390

1903 LA Purchase / Jefferson Gold Dollar MS66 PCGS   A strictly original Gem example show a full, needle sharp strike on deep golden color with hints of green blue at the peripheries and finished with glowing luster…$1600

 “Henry Hamilton Collection” Part II 

*SOLD*  1791 Washington Large Eagle Cent MS65BN PCGS / CAC   Extraordinary quality and eye-appeal.  Pop: 6 with only one coin grading higher.  The finest of the type I have seen.  Well impressed, and this is definitely not always the case with this type.  Perfect deep chocolate brown color on glowing, almost prooflike surfaces.  Tinges of blue and red-rose highlights add to the appeal…$6250

1859 Indian Cent PR65 PCGS   Perfect sharp strike, immaculate surfaces and even, bright copper-nickel color.  First year of issue and top of the grade…$4350

1864 Copper Nickel Indian Cent PR66CAM PCGS   Extremely scarce in this pristine condition.  Fully impressed with every design detail bold.  Lovely CAMEO devices contrast fully reflective, spot free surfaces.  Pop: 7, with only one example grading higher…$7900

1902 Indian 1c  MS66RB NGC   Starting with a solid strike overall, this GEM Indian shows blue-green and violet rose highlights and shimmering luster…$785

*SOLD*  1913 Lincoln Cent PR65BN PCGS   A gorgeous matte proof and possibly the best for the grade that I have seen.  Needle sharp strike with beautiful violet-rose and blue patina on bright, flashy surfaces.  An outstanding Matte with top end eye-appeal…$1650

1878 Three Cent Nickel PR67 PCGS   As with virtually every coin in this collection, this piece has that extra pizazz that sets it apart.  Needle sharp strike with flawless, spot free surfaces and attractive light patina…$1850

1884 Seated Liberty Dime PR65* CAMEO NGC / CAC   A mostly brilliant, flashy CAMEO Proof with beautiful violet rose in the right field going to bright sky blue at the right obverse periphery.  Award a Star for exceptional eye-appeal by NGC and green bean from CAC…$1550

*SOLD*  1904 $2.5 MS66 PCGS / CAC    Utterly exceptional as a MS66 and easily equal to the last two MS66+ CAC’s that I offered.  Beautiful original golden rose patina on superb surfaces and glowing luster…$1650

1909-D $5 Indian MS64 NGC / CAC   Another top, top, top of the grade gold coin.  I would grade this piece 64+ and consider it in the top 2-3% of the grade.  Well struck, with absolute minimum contact marks, with original golden color and full luster…$3150

*SOLD*  1937 Antietam 50c MS66 PCGS (Old Green Holder)  Original creamy white, not dipped, although many people would call this brilliant white, as it has that look and is not nearly as “toned” as the photo appears.  Bright and lustrous…$835

1935 Connecticut MS66  Fully impressed with light even golden rose patina over the entire obverse.  Reverse is a light pastel blue-rose.  Finished with cartwheel luster…$665

1924 Huguenot 50c MS66 NGC     A true original GEM with a beautiful blend of light violet-rose and blue patina on superb surfaces and glowing luster…$885

1938 PDS Oregon 50c Set MS66, 66, 67    An original matching set of GEM ’38 Oregons in consecutively numbered holders.  With a low mintage of only 6000 per date, sets like this are scarce.  Each coin is original creamy white with just a hint of golden rim patina.  Virtually flawless surfaces with the usual satiny luster that is an attribute of the ‘38 Oregon date…$1685

1925 Vancouver 50c MS65 PCGS / CAC   Beautifully toned and much prettier than the photos suggest.  Lighter, yet bright and beautiful with GLOWING Luster!!!  Very light rose overall with deeper violet rose and bright blue at the top periphery of the obverse and completely circling the reverse perimeter…$900

1927 Vermont 50c MS65 NGC   A glowing original with light silvery rose patina on front and deeper rose and silvery blue mostly at the top half of the reverse.  Virtually devoid of contact marks and finished with full cartwheel luster…$650

 Fascinating World of Ancient Coins

I started looking at ancient coins seriously at the April, 2011 Chicago International Show, which is dominated by ancients.  I looked at every coin at the show and auction and noticed that very few really drew my attention.  There was lots of stuff…but few exceptional coins.  I was also struck by the fact that the prices of the coins I liked seemed incredibly inexpensive, considering how few there were in the room that I wanted.  So I began to buy coins, not knowing a Greek from a Roman from a Parthian……. Since that time, I have devoted more than a thousand hours to study, mostly by viewing every ancient at every show and auction and comparing prices and also pouring over major auction catalogs going back about 20 years.  Any farther back and the photos and descriptions are so lacking that the catalogs are of no value to me.  In this way I have viewed thousands of the best ancients sold over the past couple decades.

Every ancient is different and the artistry of the dies vary dramatically.  Most types have hundreds, if not thousands of different dies, made by a myriad of different die cutters, some inept, some talented and some masters.  In addition, every flan is different and every strike is different. Beyond these considerations, surface quality and toning also vary dramatically and those characteristics are seldom addressed by most dealers or auction catalogs when selling raw coins. Surface quality is extremely important in the valuation of ancients and it cannot be evaluated when viewing the great majority of photographs on dealer websites and auction catalogs.   Like fingerprints, no two coins are the same.  I am bringing the APRC eye into the fascinating arena of ancient coins and I plan to offer the best coins available on this website.  There is more subjectivity to the evaluation of quality and value than in any other segment of numismatics...and I am well-known to excel in that evaluation.

My goal is to offer ancients of exceptional quality and beauty.  I am hoping to buy and sell these wonderful relics for many years to come.  After collecting rare coins for more than 50 years and dealing in them for more than 30, I have come to believe they are the most fascinating segment of the numismatic market.  The historical significance and sheer artistry is unrivaled in my opinion by any other area of numismatics.  

I try to price coins at "fair market" value.  But as you will begin to understand as you enter the realm of ancient coins, that value can be somewhat difficult to ascertain.  I encourage collectors to research values as best they can. There is a huge amount of information available on the internet if you dig for it.  I also encourage collectors to check out the websites of other ancient dealers to see what is available on the market and get an idea of current pricing.  Be aware that auction pricing can be out of date and that most photographs of raw coins convey little or no information about surface quality or patina.  

My general policy is that once a coin is placed on hold, the price will remain the same. The exception to that rule is if I have made a mistake and priced the coin incorrectly when I listed it.  I will not be held to any pricing errors or typos.  I feel completely free to change the price after a customer has considered a particular coin and passed.   

My conclusion is that it is the customer’s responsibility to research the values of any coin he is considering and to be comfortable with the purchase.  Do your research before you buy.  And I would apprciate it if you would do your research before I send a coin on sight approval.  I understand you want to see the coin, but please be comfortable with the price before you ask me to send it.

 

A Quick Note About my Photographs:  For some reason, many of my photos tend to have a reddish cast that is not on the coin.  I have noticed that a photograph taken at a certain angle shows this characteristic and from another angle, it may not.  So my conclusion is this is caused by some sort of prism effect in the plastic.  Please read my descriptions when viewing a coin and keep this in mind.  I try to edit the photo to match the coin as closely as possible, but it is not always possible to entirely negate this effect.  

Another problem I encounter, particularly with ancients, is that the design is sometimes of such high relief, that I cannot get the entire design to be in focus with the Macro lens I use and its inherently narrow depth of field.  What might look somewhat mushy or out of focus is probably a photography problem, not the coin.  

One last point to keep in mind is that the color balance of your computer screen will not be exactly the same as mine, so each screen will present the photo with a slightly different look.  

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I have started a separate email list for Ancient customers.  If you would like to receive an email notification when new ancient coins have been added to the web sight, please send me an email.  The great majority of ancient coins I have been buying are raw and I send them to NGC for grading, which takes about 30-40 days turn around. So I will be photographing and uploading new purchases onto my web sight at different times than the US coins, which are added within one week of returning from a show.

I love coins and my website has always been a reflection of my personal interests in rare coins.  I started collecting coins at the age of eight and have been a professional rare coin dealer for more than 33 years.  This long, enjoyable journey seems to have found an end in ancient coins.  I find all ancients interesting and Greek ancients in particular, fascinating. The history and artistry is unmatched in my opinion. Exceptional specimens of all ancients are scarce and I love the challenge of finding great coins. My interest has coincidentally coincided with NGC starting to grade them and I believe the market will grow considerably as collectors who are accustomed to "slabbed" coins become exposed to NGC ancients and grow more and more comfortable with this exciting area of numismatics.

 

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