6 Ancient Coins That Are Worth a Lot in Modern Prices

According to Artnet News, the coin is named after the ancient Greek city in modern-day Crimea and sold for $6 million at Numismatica Ars Classica in Switzerland, making it the most expensive ancient coin ever sold at auction. 

This coin from the 5th-4th centuries B.C. “is a numismatic treasure that takes us back to the splendor of the mighty Persian Empire,” according to Austin Coins. 

This coin has been certified, authenticated and encapsulated by the Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) as having been on the Dutch East India Company ship Vliegenthart when it sank nearly 300 years ago, according to GovMint. 

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As Austin Coins noted, 69 A.D. was the “year of the four Caesars” — and coins depicting any of the four emperors during this tumultuous period are excessively rare, particularly gold aurei. 

The Jin Dynasty ruled China from 226 A.D. to 420 A.D., and it was during this time that the cash coin was introduced to ease commerce and streamline the country’s coinage, CoinValueChecker explained. 

“The Ptolemaic Kingdom Coin, featuring Ptolemy II (285/4-246 B.C.), is a regal masterpiece that stands as a testament to the enduring legacy of the Ptolemaic dynasty in ancient Egypt,” according to Austin Coins. 

This coin features a portrait of Ptolemy II and Arsinoe II on the obverse and Ptolemy I and Berenice I on the reverse. 

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