FAQ

FAQ

Below you will find some answers of questions we got asked in the past. If your question isn’t listed below, please feel free to contact us.

Are you selling coins?

Coins from our collection are not normally for sale, though if there is one which catches your attention you must have feel free to reach out with an offer.

Should i buy ancient coins on eBay ?

eBay really is only a good place if you have extensive knowledge of the items you are purchasing. Ancient coins of high value are often counterfeited, and eBay is a good place to end up with counterfeit coins.

What about uncleaned ancient coins?
Years ago I thought it might be fun and I may fight a small treasure and for the fun of cleaning and attributing.  What you will get will nearly in all cases be worth exactly what you paid or significantly less.
Is it expensive to collect ancient Roman Coins?
It’s easy to start a collection with the more common types like the late Roman bronzes which cost $20-30.
Budget $100 or a bit more for books and auction catalogs to Learn all you can about what's out there.
Can you recommend any shops?

On Websites like vcoins.com and MA-shops.com the vendors can be trusted and they all guarantee the authenticity of their coins - it means you will be able to ask for a full refund if your coin turns out to be fake. The Guarantee and safety comes with small  "prime" on the sales price.

What about coin auctions?

Websites like biddr.com and numisbids.com can be trusted and they all guarantee the authenticity of their coins as well - it means you will be able to get a full refund if your coins ever turn out to be fake.

Should you clean old coins?

Cleaning old coins is a little difficult. Do not fully clean coins with chemicals or other rough and fast methods.

We recommend to keep the patina on old coins intact. 

Keep in mind cleaning coins will remove dirt, some parts might be removed also, which can damage them permanently or make them less collectible.