Genuine Roman coins at a discount price !
Roman coins (our major import)
Roman coins (sold as single coins on request)
(Roman silver coins)
see my current ebay auctions (include many good coins at bargain
Note: The cleaned
Roman coins and the denarii are from a different source than that of the
uncleaned Roman coins. This way I can ensure that they are not picked! And
also, this is the only way that I can offer uncleaned coins of this
Roman Denarii(*from 13,50 Euro each)
On this website you
can purchase very beautiful cleaned Roman AR-Denarii (silver
coins!) from 13,50€ each. In case you are dubious: I guarantee
that these denarii are absolutely genuine! They are at least 1500
They are from the Roman Imperial era. (approx. 100 B.C.
to 450 A.D.). The quality is very good. I can guarantee
that the sales lots are totally unpicked by myself.
In ancient times the coins were designed and struck by hand, every coin
being struck using a die on white hot metal. As a result, all the coins
are unique, because of the die and its amount of wear, the temperature
of the metal, the centering of the die on the metal and the strength
applied to the actual striking.
Source of the denarii
The coins come from places such as Sirmuim (region
of Sremska Mitrovica in Serbia). There were no banknotes in those days
and the only banking system (a very basic system offered almost exclusively
to the ruling classes) and so all transactions were made in cash (=
coins). These were often buried in the cellar, beneath trees, next to
local landmarks such as aquaducts and bridges. When the owner died (many
of the owners were soldiers sent off to serve elsewhere), the coins
were forgotten. Today, nearly 2,000 years later they are being found
using electronic means and you can buy them.
Market value and identifying the denarii
The coins can be identified either using a
website e.g. (Wildwinds.com),
a book (e.g. by David Sear or David VanMeter) or using auction catalogs
which can often be bought quite cheaply on ebay. The general value,
or value class is often given in books, as well as on Wildwinds.com
although the values given in books older than 3-4 years old (which gives
values from $15-$10,000) can no longer be fully relied upon, due to
the number of hoards currently being found. Normal values these days
for denarii are between $50 and $200 for nice examples. Beautiful
Roman denarii are rare!
do Roman denarii look like?
The following scans shows beautiful denarii: e.g. of Balbinus, Gordianus
I, Marcus Aurelius, Severus...
Why Roman coins are a good investment
Roman coins have been collected
for about the last 100 years. Before 1960 there were very few found
and these were mostly sent to museums, and so it was extremely difficult
for collectors to get hold of them. But once electronics came to the
assistance of detectory, the export began to grow. At first they came
from Yugoslavia, the Lebanon, and, as Communism ended and borders were
re-opened, also from Eastern Europe, where they were found in huge numbers
and exported. The prices at first were lower than they are today because
of the sheer numbers being found.
During that time
there were a few people who earned a lot of money by buying millions of
coins on spec, as it were and simply putting them into storage. Amongst
these people were some US soldiers serving in Bosnia after the civil war
there who smuggled huge numbers of cheap coins into the US when they
The past few years
has seen a slight increase in price (also in view of inflations). Recently
there has been the threat of a shortage because less and less coins are
now being found and so the prices are going up. There will always be a
demand for Roman coins but it is very likely that soon there will be no
more large numbers available. When that time arrives the prices will rise
sharply because there is no longer the supply to fill the demand. That is
when the hamsters will begin to draw from the coins they have feretted
away and sell them at high prices. And when those have been sold, the
price will take another jump upwards.
You still have the
chance of buying uncleaned Roman coins at a sensible and acceptable
price. The assurance that these make a good investment comes from the
fact that their value will increase faster than inflation.
Prices / Postage / Payment
circumstances, regular customers receive a special discount and are
informed of special offers.
The prices above
are for uncleaned Roman coins. Please contact me for larger quantities.
Orders for 50 coins or more receive a couple of bonus coins.
Postage basically costs 3.00 Euro within Europe (International:
4.50 Euro) until 101 coins. For orders of more than 100 coins,
there are some additional postage Euros, dependent of the amount bought
and their weight. Registered post costs 3,50 Euro more, and insurance
costs an addition 5.00 Euros (no matter how high the quantity). Coins
to D, CH and AT are guaranteed customs free. Your order will
be filled and sent within 24 hours of receiving your payment and it
should take 1-3 days to reach customers in Europe, 5-7 days
to reach customers in the USA, a little more to Canada and about a week
longer to Australia and New Zealand. Coins are sent in a bubble bag
in order to minimize damage in the post.
I normally ask for payment in advance. On special request I can send
the coins before payment is received, especially for very large quantities
in which case I use a fiduciary (trustee) whose fee we would share,
in order to maximise security. I accept the following methods of payment:
PayPal, Bank transfer to my bank accounts in Switzerland or Germany,
cash in a (registered) letter, by Check, by c.o.d. or in cash should
you wish to pick up the coins in person. Other methods could be discussed
if you require.
Order your Roman Denarii now!