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Rare Drachma Coin Sold for Record 162,000 Euros in Auction

A rare 50-drachma coin fetched a record price of 162,000 euros at an auction in Switzerland recently. The coin was sold on November 17, at an auction which featured other historical coins. Issued by the Greek government in 1876, only 182 such...

Dozens of Ancient Greek Coins Discovered in Romania

Dozens of ancient Greek coins were discovered recently by a retired policeman in a village in southern Romania.

Greece Issues Commemorative Coins for 2500th Anniversary of Battle of Thermopylae

Greece will soon issue two commemorative coins to mark 2500 years since the historic battle of Thermopylae, fought in 480 BC. Their official announcement took place recently in Berlin, during the event called the ''World Money Fair 2020,'' which was...

Why These Greek Euro Coins Could Be Worth Thousands

Two Germans are raising eyebrows in the world of numismatics after listing two 2-euro coins on eBay with an asking price of several thousand euros. The sellers claim that their coins, which were among the first to be issued in 2002,...

Spink to Auction George Cassim Collection of Modern Greek Coins and Banknotes

On April 27, the George Cassim Collection of Modern Greek Coins and Banknotes will go to auction while on April 28, his vast collection of coins will be auctioned as well through Spink Auctions London. George Cassim, the son of...

Greek Kingdoms of Bactria and India Through Coins Exhibition

The Greek Numismatic Museum, in collaboration with Alpha Bank, is presenting "The Greek Kingdoms of Bactria and India" through an exhibition of their coin collection, which opens on March 11 at the Ilion Melathron, the Numismatic Museum's headquarters in central...