Finding Authentic Ancient Coins for Sale in Minneapolis

Posted by Martin Sam on July 21st, 2016

The artistic quality of ancient coins has fascinated collectors for years. Elaborate realistic portraits of the royalty and beautiful mythical creatures that are depicted on the ancient coins continue to draw attention. Ancient coins can be from any era and it is true delight when you come upon rare Greek coins or colonial coins for sale in Minnesota. However, there have been instances when tourists got tricked into falling for random and unreliable ancient coins for sale in Minneapolis. As much distressing it is, the fat truly hits the fire if you find out that not only did you pay for a fake but also paid more than what the original worth of the original coin might have been!

The only way to steer clear of such mishaps is to be well informed about the collections that you are building. It is not only about having a huge variety of coins from the world over. It is more about how well you know your hobby, how well you can talk about it and how often can you help others in verifying the authenticity of the ancient and colonial coins that are available for sale.

The best way to tell the difference between a rare ancient coin and a counterfeit is by closely observing the coins’ edges and sharpness while also weighing it. If the edges have a seam, it is a clear indication that the coin has been put into a modern cast. A real specimen, on the other hand, would most likely have rugged edges. Make sure that you look for any file marks on the edges because these further clarify that the coin is not an authentic ancient one. When it comes to the sharpness of the carvings or lettering, everything should be absolutely clear, the size of the letters should be uniform and any wear should look as old and as bad as the rest of the coin surface, when looked under a magnifying glass.

Additionally, if you are well versed and well aware of the style of the various periods in history, you should also be able to tell the difference by carefully studying how the portraits and figures have been crafted, in what manner, how well or how bad they look. Being aware of the price trends for different types of coins is also very crucial so that it becomes hard to cheat you.

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