Gold Eid Mar Aureus of Julius Caesar’s Assassination Sells for a Colossal $4,200,000!
Now the Most Expensive Ancient Coin Ever Sold!
Ancient Coins have enjoyed tremendous global market expansion over the past decade. While the Western European collector has pursued this segment for centuries, that was not so much the case on a broad scale in the United States or the Far East. To say this space has grown would be viewed as an understatement by those of us who have been involved prior.
There are many reasons for the expansion, but we do not have time in this article to discuss the many factors. However, one reason is more worthy than all, and that was the entry into the market by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) providing a level of confidence unprecedented prior.
None the less, global demand has experienced a stratospheric rocket ride in recent years as purveyors of the finest historic artifacts across the globe flock to these fascinating works of art.
An Image of the Eid Mar in Silver graces the Front Cover of the Top 100 Greatest Ancients Book
First, we now live in a world in which a modern Mike Trout Rookie Card has sold for an astonishing $3,930,000 at auction. A card that was purchased just years prior for a little more than $400,000 and even then, many called the buyer “crazy.”
In 2019, the legendary Salvator Mundi by famed 16th-century artist Leonardo DaVinci eclipsed $450,000,000. If you cannot read all the zero’s, that is $450 Million!!
Thus, by comparison, a gold aureus struck to commemorate the assassination of Julius Caesar, of which only 3 are known, more than 2,000 years ago seems to be a sensational value at $4.2 Million!
Let us compare this important record to an American coin for a moment. The 1794 Flowing Hair Dollar graded Specimen-66 by PCGS traded hands to a Seattle energy magnate in 2013 for $10,016,875. It is the first coin to ever achieve a sum north of the $10 million mark, and yet we will make the argument the coin has nowhere near the importance of the Brutus Gold Eid Mar Aureus that just traded hands!
We saw the opportunity in the global ancient coin market long before it became more common in the United States in recent years, and we have our finger on the pulse of this marketplace like few others can claim.
Beyond the Gold Eid Mar at $4.2 Million, here are some other recent records incredible prices realized from just the last month alone!!
410-406 BC Agrigentum Silver Tetradrachm at $557,316!
79-81 AD Titus “Colosseum” Sestertius at $557,316!
42 BC Brutus Silver “Eid Mar” Denarius at $445,852!
37-38 AD Caligula Gold Aureus at $360,616!
198-211 AD Caracalla Gold Aureus at $367,172!
The “Brutus” Eid Mar Gold Aureus is now the most expensive ancient coin ever sold at public sale. As stated above there are only 3 specimens of this monumental and historical rarity. Two are ensconced in museums, one in Great Britain and the other in Germany, making the specimen here the only one in private hands.
The Eid Mar has already created global fervor after sending shockwaves first throughout the numismatic industry and then quickly capturing the attention of media outlets across the globe. As this interest continues to grow and space for ancient coins expands with collectors around the globe, we expect considerable demand across the board for important ancient coins, especially those of the 12 Caesars. Wealthy buyers everywhere have been flocking to ancient coins, from oligarchs to billionaires and other private citizens. Each recognizing the value that exists right now.
Supply versus demand suggests that prices have a lot of room to run.
Adam Crum, President
Ownership is like placing your money into a kaleidoscope of time. We have never been more excited about the market than we are today. Tangible assets were in a bit of a slump from 2015-2019, but things have changed dramatically. Massive monetary expansion is taking place on a global scale driving down the value of FIAT currencies, we believe the time is now to aggressively accumulate tangible assets within areas that provide rarity, popularity and historical significance. And the rare coins of the ancient world fit perfectly within that blueprint of success. There are many opportunities in the marketplace when you have a trusted source on your side!