Saturday 16 September 2023

Ancient coins

Claudius II, the “Roman Savior”, led the revival of the Roman Empire during the great struggle of the third century. Claudius was hailed as a hero for his success in battle but he died just two years into his reign. His coins are rare. The coin, graded NGC MS 5/5 – 3/5, sold for $94,000 in 2017.
The Senate voted him the title of Gothicus (conqueror of the Goths). But Claudius never lived to enjoy his triumph, he contracted the plague and died in the summer of AD 270.
The 1684 Charles II Gold 5 Guineas is in Mint State. Graded MS61 by PCGS, one of just two Mint State pieces known, $82,250.

A 1831 William IV Proof Crown, graded PR64 Cameo by NGC. It brought $51,700.
Bavaria: 1640 Maximillian I Gold 5 Ducat, MS64 NGC – realized $49,350.

Japan – 1870 Meiji Year 3 Gold 20 Yen, AU55 NGC – $41,125.