The Ancient market is adjusting to this new world-wide attention. As more and more demand flows in we see some issues up and some issues down. High-grade trade VERY infrequently and therefore it’s difficult to assess market performance, but if the lower grade items are any indication, these high-grade coins are maintaining well. As opposed to last year’s observations, we notice those less expensive, lower grade coins are now seeing signs of appreciation, as more collectors/investors on limited budgets get into the act.
We’re slightly past the emerging stages of the Ancient market and now the real (but it will be short-lived) focus is on the hard-to-find, highest quality coins that become available for sale.
For example, we just acquired a coin for $13,500 that sold at auction for $9,000 three years ago. What the dealer (who sold it to us) didn’t know is the market on this particular rarity is probably $20,000 right now because it is unequivocally the Finest Known for the variety and an extremely rare coin featuring a Roman Emperor who ruled for a few months in the third century AD. It’s a time for bargain hunters for sure.
Rare NGC Certified Ancient Coins
Where are ancient coins collected? The answer to this question, simply put, is everywhere!
Ancient coins carry with them the history and art of Ancient Greece and Rome, relics of the foundation of Western Civilization. Unlike U.S. coins primarily collected stateside, the international interest in ancient coins reflects the impact of the remarkable history that made Western Civilization what it is. From the earliest coins known to man, to the time of Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, Christ, and the Byzantine Empire, these coins are tangible pieces of thousands of years of history with immense value, and they are only getting better.
How to buy the right graded ancient coin
When it comes to buying and selling a coin, one of the greatest challenges is agreeing on an objective quality and the state of preservation. With the 2008 advent of NGC Ancients, NGC has provided a valuable service to the ancient coin market.
“Each coin we receive is rigorously analyzed and graded, with the end result being our objective, third-party assessment of the most important factors that govern a coin’s quality.
Then, each coin is professionally encapsulated to protect it for the ages.”
- David Vagi, author and Director of NGC Ancients.
Just as the U.S. coin market experienced phenomenal growth after third-party grading of U.S. coins began in 1986, we have seen a dramatic increase in the demand for NGC-graded ancient coins since 2008, and we foresee further growth as the market continues to mature.
We have seen such phenomenal price performance of low population U.S. coins over the last several years, so it’s only a matter of time before U.S. collectors and investors begin diversifying their numismatic gold holdings with certified ancients.
Our independent studies of ancient coin values show consistent growth and positive performance. In many cases, the values of ancient coins have doubled in the last ten years.
We strongly urge that in addition to bullion, and rare U.S. coins, a truly diversified coin portfolio should include a selection of important graded ancient coins.
Call Victor direct at 504-267-6004 for more information on investing in your first ancient coin or buying an Ancient Coin Portfolio. Ancient coins are the perfect combination of art, history, and rarity. Remarkably private & affordable with a tremendous future - Hold them in your hands today!
Victor Del Giorno
President / CEO, Coin Trader Inc.
Member ANA / ICTA / PCGS / NGC / CAC
Rare U.S. Coin Portfolio Planning
Precious Metals Advisory
Private Wealth Management
Direct: (504) 267-6004
I-Phone: (281) 387-0569