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Heritage adds ancients database

Collectors of ancient coins will be delighted with the latest addition to Heritage’s website. Details are now provided at the click of a mouse for nearly every ancient coin graded by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) and which has appeared in a Heritage sale. This information is displayed along with comparable auction results and a population guide. It is presented in a systematic and relevant manner.

Although U.S. coin collectors have enjoyed similar statistics online for decades, Heritage’s newly available graded population data, along with comparable auction results, is a first for ancients. Collectors can access the information directly through Heritage’s World & Ancient Coins portal.


“This feature educates buyers about the true market for specific ancient coins,” said Cris Bierrenbach, Heritage Auctions’ Executive Vice President for World & Ancient Coins.

“The more information is available, the more comfortable and more confident people are when buying anything, regardless of the price.

“The additional information this provides will help assure buyers that the value of what is bought reflects the coin’s rarity and is in line with past results. Customers who feel comfortable that they got a fair deal are more likely to be repeat customers and more likely to get real enjoyment out of whatever it is that they purchase.”

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