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Ancient Greek coins have proven to be great collectibles and their incredible designs have even inspired some beautiful new modern coins such as the 1907 Gold Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle. ModernCoinMart (MCM) carries an excellent selection of these coins from all over Ancient Greece. All of our coins were graded by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation’s (NGC) Ancient Coin Division where they were closely examined by experts of the field.

Will you purchase one of the famous Owls of Athens? Maybe a Gold Stater of Alexander the Great? Whatever you choose, MCM has you covered with low prices, fast shipping and great customer support.

All Greek Coins

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Greek Island of Euboea, Histiaea Silver Tetrobol (c.3rd-2nd Centuries BC) - obv. Nymph/rv. Nymph on Stern of Ship NGC AU (Story Vault)
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Greek Island of Euboea, Histiaea Silver Tetrobol (c.3rd-2nd Centuries BC) - obv. Nymph/rv. Nymph on Stern of Ship NGC Ch. XF (Story Vault)
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Price: $239.00
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Greek Colony of Apollonia Pontica, Silver Medusa Drachm (Late 5th-4th Centuries BC) - obv. Gorgon/rv. Anchor with
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Indo-Greeks, Silver Drachm of Nahapana (c.1st Century AD) -
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Money of the Bible Book - 2nd Edition
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Greek Empire, Alexander the Great Silver Tetradrachm (c.3rd-1st Centuries BC) - Late Posthumous, Countermark - obv. Heracles/rv. Zeus NGC VF
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Price: $399.00
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Greek Colony of Apollonia Pontica, Silver Medusa Drachm (Late 5th-4th Centuries BC) - obv. Gorgon/rv. Anchor with
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Lycia, Silver Drachm of the Lycian League (2nd-1st Centuries BC) - obv. Apollo/rv. Cithara NGC AU
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Lycia, Silver Drachm of the Lycian League (2nd-1st Centuries BC) - obv. Apollo/rv. Cithara NGC Ch. XF
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Greek Kingdom of Thrace, Silver Tetradrachm of Lysimachus (305-281 BC) - Early Posthumous Issue - obv. Alexander the Great/rv. Athena NGC Ch. VF
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Greek Kingdom of Thrace, Silver Tetradrachm of Lysimachus (305-281 BC) - obv. Alexander the Great/rv. Athena NGC Ch. VF
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Greek Kingdom of Thrace, Silver Tetradrachm of Lysimachus (305-281 BC) - Early Posthumous Issue - obv. Alexander the Great/rv. Athena NGC Ch. XF
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Greek Kingdom of Thrace, Silver Tetradrachm of Lysimachus (305-281 BC) - Early Posthumous Issue - obv. Alexander the Great/rv. Athena NGC XF
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Seleucid Kingdom, Silver Tetradrachm of Demetrius III (c.97-87 BC) - Damascus, Yr.218 (95/4 BC) - obv. Bust/rv. Artemis Atargatis NGC Ch. VF (Strike: 5/5, Surface: 3/5)
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Lycia, Silver Stater of Uncertain Dynast (c.480-430 BC) - obv. Pegasus on Shield/rv. Triskeles NGC XF (Strike: 5/5, Surface: 3/5)
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Sicily, Syracuse Bronze of Hieron II (c.275-215 BC) - obv. Kore-Persephone/rv. Butting Bull with Club NGC AU* (Strike: 5/5, Surface: 4/5)
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Calabria, Taras Silver Didrachm (c.Early 3rd Century BC) - obv. Rider Crowns Horse/rv. Taras on Dolphin NGC MS (Strike: 4/5, Surface: 4/5 - Fine Style)
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Pontic Kingdom, Gold Stater of Mithradates VI (120-63 BC) - Types of Lysimachus - obv. Alexander the Great/rv. Athena Seated NGC MS (Strike: 4/5, Surface: 5/5)
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Phoenicia, Tyre Silver Shekel (126/5 BC-c.AD 67/8) - Money of the Bible Yr.87 (40/39 BC) - obv. Melkart/rv. Eagle on Prow NGC VF (Strike: 4/5, Surface: 2/5)
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Phoenicia, Tyre Silver Shekel (126/5 BC-c.AD 67/8) - Money of the Bible Yr.96 (31/0 BC) - obv. Melkart/rv. Eagle on Prow NGC Ch. VF (Strike: 4/5, Surface: 3/5)
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Phoenicia, Tyre Silver Shekel (126/5 BC-c.AD 67/8) - Money of the Bible Yr.104 (23/2 BC) - obv. Melkart/rv. Eagle on Prow NGC Ch. VF (Strike: 4/5, Surface: 3/5)
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Phoenicia, Tyre Silver Shekel (126/5 BC-c.AD 67/8) - Money of the Bible Yr.116 (11/10 BC) - obv. Melkart/rv. Eagle on Prow NGC VF (Strike: 5/5, Surface: 2/5) MINTED NEAR TIME OF CHRIST'S BIRTH
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Phoenicia, Tyre Silver Shekel (126/5 BC-c.AD 67/8) - Money of the Bible Yr.87 (40/39 BC) - obv. Melkart/rv. Eagle on Prow NGC VF (Strike: 4/5, Surface: 3/5)
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Ancient Greek Coins

Greek Coinage is some of the oldest coinage known to man. While a surprising amount of these coin have survived until today, the variety among them is amazing. Most coins bear heavy wear and circulation, but some have survived the millennia in amazing condition.

Ancient Minting Process of Greek Coins

The minting process used by ancient Greece was very primitive. Considering this was some of the earliest coinage ever made, it should be no surprise. While the process varied slightly from various City-States and Mints, a design was engraved on a piece of copper and set in an anvil and another was engraved in a punch. A metal blank would be placed on the anvil by a worke, and then the punch would be hammered onto the top. While this process was not practical for large quantities of coins, the Greeks managed it regardless.

Designs of Ancient Greek Coins

While the first designs created were fairly crude, artists soon mastered their creations and beautiful, detailed designs were issued. Coins from various City-States were often issued with designs depicting their patron deities, or designs that were symbolic of their cities. Other coins might simply show the god or goddesses worshiped by the ruler who had them struck. Designs varied greatly, as did their quality.

Denominations of Ancient Greek Coins

Many denominations existed in ancient Greece. While the weights varied depending on where a coin was issued, the main denominations were the Gold Stater, the Silver Stater and the Drachma. The Drachma, which is referred to as a Drachm, was issued in different denominations itself. Common smaller denominations were the Obol or Triobol (1/4 and 1/3 of a Drachm respectively), while larger denominations were the Didrachm, Tetradrachm, and even a Dekadrachm (2, 4, and 10 Drachms respectively).