A Greek coin minted around 340-25 BC, it was sold to a private collector by the Association of Numismatics Zurich’s Ars Classica at $6 million, setting the new world record for an ancient coin sold to an individual without going through a historical institution.
The currency It was part of the collection of the Russian Hermitage museum, but in 1934 it was sold as part of Stalin’s campaign to deliver works of art in exchange for foreign currency in order to launch his plan to industrialize the country. Back then, the object was acquired by Charles Gillet, a French industrialist who focused on collecting rare books.
Let us remember that the numismatics It is one of the collections that has grown the most in the world. According to experts on the subject, there are many people who are approaching the collection of coins and bills in order to make a good deal over time or at the same time that the opportunity arises.
The previous auction record for the ancient coin it belonged to one of only three known “Ides of March” coins, minted in 42 BC. C. on the occasion of the murder of Julio Cesar: it was sold in 2020 at the Rome Numismatic auction house in London for 4.2 million dollars.
For the numismatics, the value of the coin for going through various channels. Metal becomes valuable when it tells an important story behind it or because of a manufacturing defect that makes it unique. That is why if you are about to dedicate yourself to the collection of these metals or bills, you should pay close attention to these two issues.