Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Rare 2200 year old gold coin found in Israel

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Ancient coin found in Israel dating back to biblical times. Discovered by US university researchers, the coin has been ranked by Dr. Donald Ariel, head of the Coin Department of the Israel Antiquities Authority, as one of the top five rarest finds in Israel's history. Dating back to approximately 2200 years, the gold piece was minted in Alexandria, Egypt and displays the face of Queen Arsinoe II Philadelphus. Dr. Ariel said, "The coin is beautiful and in excellent preservation. It is the heaviest gold coin with the highest contemporary value of any ... ever found in an excavation in Israel." Bravo, archeologists on this amazing new find that yields a further glimpse into the region's rich heritage! May we continue to appreciate these and other discoveries that expand our insights into humanity's remarkable past.

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The most expensive Roman gold coin ever sold at a public auction. - CoinWeek (blog)

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The most expensive Roman gold coin ever sold at a public auction.
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According to the auction firm Numismatica Ars Classica and as reported by CoinWorld's Jeff Starck, ” A rare gold aurei medallion of ancient Rome established what auction officials claim is a new world record price in an April 5 auction. ...

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

The world's largest gold coin

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Making of the world's largest gold coin, a 2007 Canadian $ 1000.000 Maple Leaf. This coin breaks all records: It weighs a staggering 100 kilos and measures 53 cm in diameter. But the most remarkable thing about this impressive coin, which cannot even be lifted by two men, is that it is made exclusively of the purest, finest and most refined gold: 999.99/1000 gold.

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