The Most Expensive: Talers of the Holy Roman Empire

Our dream journey for collectors goes on, this time it’s the turn of lovers of talers. A price record has just been achieved. Find out which talers are today the most expensive talers struck in the Holy Roman Empire.

The Most Expensive: Medieval Bracteates

Bracteates are thin, fragile and one-sided coins common in medieval central Europe that have an impressive artistic image quality. We show the ten most expensive bracteates that have been sold at auctions.

The Most Expensive: Roman Denarii

The denarius was introduced in c. 211 BC and continued to be the most important Roman silver coin for 500 years. Today, we look at the most expensive Roman denarii sold in auction.

The Most Expensive: Tetradrachms

Today in our record section, we look at the most expensive tetradrachms sold in auction. These big silver coins worth four drachms are often of staggering beauty, which resonates in the prices realized today.

The Most Expensive: Russian Coins

It’s going to get expensive today. Russian Coins – especially those of the Romanov-Tsardom – are known for achieving enormous results in auctions. We present: The ten most expensive Russian coins sold in auctions. Eight of these ten coins were sold by only one auction house.

The Most Expensive: Sestertii

Worthless Bronze? Far from it! Roman sestertii in good condition can achieve staggering results. For many years a sestertius even held the record of the arguably most expensive Roman coin ever sold in a public auction! We present the ten most expensive sestertii sold in auctions.

The Most Expensive: Renaissance Medals

Today we go back to the Renaissance period, the golden age of medal art. Which ten pieces achieved the highest prices on the market? One stands out by far but the others are very impressive, too.

The Most Expensive: Aurei

Aurei, the gold coins of ancient Rome, are a popular field of collection. Here you can see what collectors with limited budgets can only dream of: the most expensive aurei ever auctioned off.

The Most Beautiful: Judaic Medals Selected by Mel Wacks

For the past five decades it has been my pleasure to coordinate the production of over 50 medals for the Jewish-American Hall of Fame. I have worked closely with the medalists to create commemoratives of historical significance and of the highest artistry. I am also on the board of the American Medallic Sculpture Association, and chair the committee that chooses the American Medal of the Year. So I am thinking often about medal designs. But, I have never before thought about my favorites – so here it goes (in chronological order).

The Most Beautiful: Coins Featuring Women Selected by Alain Baron and Philippe Veuve

Since the beginning of times, women have been ruling the world. They were goddesses, warriors, queens, great mothers, or simply the wives of great men, and influenced yesterday’s and today’s world.