Top 10 Most Interesting “Cheap” Ancient Coins to Buy for Investment and Pleasure

By Ilya Zlobin, Ancient Greek and Roman Coin Expert and Dealer

I wrote this guide for people to figure out what are the most interesting, yet cheap ancient coins that a person can buy and collect. Coins that are valued for their historical names and motifs. Also coins that you can buy relatively cheap and quite memorable for people to may want to buy from you should you ever want to sell them down the line. Also coins that you may love to own yourself for a great ancient coin collection started for a low price.

#1 Alexander the Great Coins – His coins are just fantastic to own and collect because even though thousands of years have passed, his name is known by more people than ever before with great films and books about his life and conquests.

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#2 Constantine the Great Coins – Also known as Christian saint or Saint Constantine. His coins are very affordable to own and can be as low as twenty dollars.

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#3 Saint Helena Roman Empress Mother of Constantine the Great – Very influential woman in early Christianity.

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#4 Jesus Christ Coins and Coins Connected with Him – Early Roman coins did not depict the image of Christ, but did depict things associated with him such as the Chi-Rho, cross, and phoenix.

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#5 Philip II ancient Greek coins connected with Olympic Games Victory – Very interesting and affordable ancient Greek coins associated with the ancient Olympic games.

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#6 Roman Republic Coins – This is an interesting time period, before Rome turned into an empire and had dictators, and has a lot of interesting symbolism to the Roman Republic and it’s virtues.

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#7 Julius Caesar coins – These coins are always great to own because of the name and are a great coin if you ever need to resell it because of it’s popularity.

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#8 Athens Attica Greece ancient Greek coins – Probably the most famous ancient Greek city, and her coins are fascinating.

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#9 Augustus first Roman emperor coins – Very interesting emperor, whom actually had a period of peace called “Pax Romana” and issued many coins, making them very affordable.

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#10 Marcus Aurelius coins – The very famous emperor, known for his writings and depicted in the movie Gladiator, his coins being quite popular.

 

 

  • http://trustedcoins.com Ilya Zlobin

    What a great article about ancient coins. I want more :)