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World’s Most Valuable Private Coin Collection Revealed

The Tyrant Collection is to be displayed in a multi-year series of exhibits at the Long Beach Expo

The only complete, privately-owned 1937 King Edward VIII patterns proof set is part of the previously unreported Tyrant Collection, described as the world’s most valuable rare coin collection in private hands.

Photo credit: Lyle Engleson/Goldberg Coin & Collectibles

(Beverly Hills, California) November 27, 2017 – The existence of a previously unreported collection of the world’s most famous and valuable ancient, world and United States rare coins is being revealed for the first time.  The Tyrant Collection, which includes a treasured 1937 Edward VIII proof set, will be publicly displayed over the course of several years through a series of exhibits at upcoming Long Beach Expo conventions.

“For a number of years, The Tyrant collector has been assembling what is undoubtedly the world’s most valuable coin collection in private hands, worth hundreds of millions of dollars,” said Ira Goldberg, President of Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, Inc. (www.GoldbergCoins.com) in Los Angeles, California, who provided guidance in assembling The Tyrant Collection.  “I’m sure collectors will be surprised and delighted as more information is revealed about upcoming displays of this remarkable collection.

“The focus of the collection is tyrants of every age and culture,” explained the anonymous owner of The Tyrant Collection. 

A masterpiece of Hellenistic art and one of only two known, this gold ancient Greece octodrachm of Ptolemy IV Philopator, circa 202-200 B.C., is one of the spectacular numismatic treasures in The Tyrant Collection that will be displayed over the coming years at the Long Beach Expo.

Photo credit: Lyle Engleson/Goldberg Coin & Collectibles

“Tyrants go by many titles: Kings and Queens, Emperors and Empresses, Czars and Czarinas, Dictators, Regents, Popes, Caliphs, Sultans, and Khans.  But what defines them is their absolute power over a territory containing millions of people.  Tyrants have been the primary shapers of history for thousands of years.  One of the first things tyrants do upon obtaining power is strike coins with their name and likeness, announcing their claim to their territory.  And they continue to mint coins to maintain their claim until the day they die or are deposed.  Everyday coinage is the primary means by which tyrants notify their subjects and rivals of their tyranny,” the collector said.

“Coins still exist for nearly every tyrant of the last two thousand years who ever ruled a substantial country for more than a few weeks.  The objective of The Tyrant Collection is to obtain a coin of every tyrant who ruled every major territory or country, preferably a large gold coin boldly displaying the tyrant’s name, likeness and titles,” he added.

The Tyrant Collection is divided into sections, one for each of the major civilizations which issued coins for an extended period of time.  Civilizations require access to water for irrigation and transportation, so they tend to develop around bodies of water, such as rivers, lakes, and seas.  Each section of The Tyrant Collection is named after the body of water it dominates.

One section of The Tyrant Collection, “The Tyrants of the Thames,” is the most valuable collection of English coins in private hands.  Dozens of major rarities are contained within this collection, but the highlight is the single most valuable English numismatic item: the only complete proof set of Edward VIII in private hands. 

The finest known of one of the most historic ancient Roman coins, this gold aureus of Marcus Janius Brutus from 42 A.D. is part of
​The Tyrant Collection. It will be displayed with other collection highlights in a series of multi-year exhibitions at upcoming Long Beach Expo shows.

Photo credit: Lyle Engleson/Goldberg Coin & Collectibles

When Edward VIII became King of England, the Royal Mint prepared five proof sets of the coins bearing his portrait, and these were scheduled to be issued in January of 1937.  But on December 11, 1936, Edward VIII abdicated his throne to marry the woman he loved.  By this act, Edward VIII became the only king of England for whom no coins were issued as money within the United Kingdom.

 “Gold coins do not rust, tarnish, or decay.  A two-thousand-year-old gold coin can look as if it was minted yesterday,” explained the owner of The Tyrant Collection. 

“Large portrait coins are works of art commissioned by tyrants who commanded the greatest artists of their realms to render their effigies to last for thousands of years.  The artistry is amazing.  The few paintings or statues of the most influential and powerful people in history are locked away in museums that the public almost never sees.  But here at the Long Beach Expo you will be able to see thousands of contemporary portraits, from life, of the most famous and powerful figures of history.  I had so much fun assembling this collection that I want to share with the public the centuries of art, history, power, and money it comprises,” he stated.

Now, for the first time, collectors everywhere and the general public may view the coins which form this spectacular collection. The first exhibit from The Tyrant Collection will be held at the February 22 – 24, 2018 Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp and Sports Collectible Expo (www.LongBeachExpo.com).  More information will be announced soon about the theme and the coins in this first exhibition.

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Golden Age Hoard of Ancient Roman Silver Coins

Extremely Fine Antoninius Pius Denarii have been unearthed!

ModernCoinMart (MCM) is proud to bring you an exciting offering — silver denarii of legendary Roman Emperor Antoninius Pius, discovered in the Golden Age Hoard!

Antoninius Fulvus Pius, known as one of the ”Five Good Emperors,” reigned between A.D. 138 and 161. Regarded as a skilled administrator and builder, Rome undertook extensive construction during his reign, including aqueducts, bridges and roads throughout the empire. Despite these massive projects, he still managed to be one of the few Roman emperors to ever leave a large surplus in the public treasury for his successor.

Roman Empire, Silver Denarius of Antoninus Pius (AD 138-161) – The Golden Age Hoard NGC XF (Story Vault)

These silver denarii of Antoninius Pius have been graded by NGC Ancients and were found to be in Extremely Fine condition! To preserve their condition, each coin is encapsulated for protection, and then housed in a Story Vault Holder that visually tells the story of these exquisite coins.

Issued during a time of extended peace and prosperity throughout the Roman Empire, these coins are historical links to one of Rome’s longest-reigning emperors. Don’t miss your chance to secure such history in your coin collection!

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Roman coins found by metal detectorist go on display at Keighley’s Cliffe Castle Museum

A COLLECTION of ancient Roman coins discovered by a metal detector enthusiast have gone on public display. The so-called Riddlesden Hoard, comprising more than a hundred silver coins, can now be seen at Cliffe Castle Museum in Keighley. Stephen Auker, who lives at Riddlesden, made the find while searching a field in the village in March, 2014.

Read more: Keighley News

Coin collector donates relics to Denville church

DENVILLE TWP. – As a Marine Corps veteran, Angelo Diaz wanted to do something special for his faith.

Diaz followed that aspiration on Friday, Jan. 6 when he donated a relic belonging to St. Elizabeth Seton and 24 ancient Roman coins to the St. Mary’s Church and St. Mary’s Prep School of Denville.

“I wanted to have an impact on kids. I wanted to help open the door of history for these kids and help out one of our Catholic schools,” Diaz said.

Read more at the source: The Citizen of Morris County

Back-in-stock at MCM: Coin of Pontius Pilate

See the Coins of Pontius Pilate

These Bronze Prutot were struck by a historic figure straight out of the Bible!

Many bronze coins known as Prutah (Prutot for plural) were issued by Roman Procurators in Judaea, but none are as famous as those carried by ModernCoinMart right now. Thanks an exciting collection of bronze pieces sourced out of Israel, you can purchase high grade Prutot issued by the most infamous Roman Procurator of Ancient Judaea – Pontius Pilate himself!

Pontius Pilate is well-known from the Biblical account of Jesus Christ. He was the fifth prefect of the Roman province of Judaea, and he served as the regional governor under Roman Emperor Tiberius. He was responsible for providing final judgement on the trial of Jesus as spoken of in the Bible, Matthew 27:11-26. Pilate famously washed his hands to declare his innocence and allowed Jesus to be crucified.

Roman Province of Judaea Bronze Prutah of Pontius Pilate (AD 26-36) – Struck Under Tiberius NGC CH F 

Take advantage of this special opportunity by adding coins issued by a famous Biblical figure to your collection! They have been graded by the Ancient Coin Division of the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC), with a label denoting the passage in the Bible that tells of Jesus’ famous trial.

It is rare to uncover these coins in such good condition, particularly in any large number. They are extremely popular – MCM’s last collection sold out in a matter of days! ModernCoinMart was very fortunate to secure a second collection of these Prutot from Israel, and it could be your last chance to own coins of Pontius Pilate. Act immediately if you want to secure one for yourself!

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