Ancient Coin Dealers (Links to sites with ancient coins for sale.)
Contents: Major fixed-price sites are listed first.
Consolidators that host auctions of numerous firms.
Sites with frequent auctions (now, most of these are listed with consolidators)
Other consolidators with upcoming auctions (lesser consolidators).
Fixed-price sites not duplicated by vcoins or MA-Shops.
What's new? 2023, Sept. 21: Silbury Coins (England) https://www.silburycoins.co.uk/
2023, May 9: A Canadian private seller. https://alexidancients.github.io/sale/
2023, Feb. 25. A consolidator, Numis24, added. Most links checked. Fixed-price firms reorganized to put those with the most coins earlier in the list. Several fixed-price sites removed for being inactive or for the dealer using vcoins.
Sites with many ancient coins for sale:
If you want to buy an ancient coin today and not wait, try these:
vcoins at vcoins.com is the "Ancient Coin Mall" with over 100 dealers and a great search engine.
A huge site much like vcoins, but focusing on European dealers.
Forum Ancient Coins, Joe Sermarini
He also lists some Forum coins on vcoins. His site also has an important discussion board with many topics well-arranged and frequent interesting contributions. This is a major site.
The most prominent dealer in the US, with major auctions of high-quality coins, biweekly electronic auctions, and many high-quality fixed-price coins for sale. It also has a very large searchable database of previous sale results ("Research" on the top middle of the home page), which is a important research tool.
Some fixed-price sites (more below):
Augustus Coins (my site) http://augustuscoins.com/index.html
also has catalogs and books for sale at http://augustuscoins.com/numislit.html
Bargain Bin Ancients http://bargainbinancients.com/zen/index.php
Roman Coin Shop https://www.romancoinshop.com/
Marc Breitsprecher (was Ancient Imports) https://mrbcoins.com/ (He has a vcoins store, but he has far more coins for sale here.)
Fixed-price shops of high-end auction firms (shops with expensive highest-quality coins):
CNG's fixed-price coin shop: https://cngcoins.com/Coins.aspx?CONTAINER_TYPE_ID=1&VIEW_TYPE=0
A major auction house in Switzerland (associated with CNG) with only very high-end coins for sale in their "webshop"
NAC and other top firms at The Numis Place: https://www.thenumisplace.com/360-ancient-coins
A fixed-price webshop. It has only extremely high-end coins. Unlike other sites, you have to register to see the prices.
Ed Waddell http://www.coin.com/ (another site with only high-end coins)
(The list of fixed-price sites is continued below.)
****** Major Auction Sites--Consolidators:
Many auctions, including most major upcoming auctions, and increasingly numerous e-auctions of major and minor firms, are listed at
Still another portal to auctions, many the same as found at sixbid.
The web page you are reading does not list sites of firms with infrequent auctions that would be regularly listed on sixbid or Numisbids or Biddr.
Biddr: https://www.biddr.com/ "A live bidding platform that serves as an interface between Auction houses and on-line bidders."
[There are more consolidators listed below.]
Some sites have frequent auctions (most are also listed on one or more of the above consolisators)
CNG Classical Numismatic Group) https://cngcoins.com/ with (on the right side of their home page) auctions every two weeks on Wednesday mornings.
Heritage (Dallas, Texas) has an ancient-coin auction every Wednesday evening.
Roma Numismatics https://romanumismatics.com/ (A major auction firm with a fixed-price shop with high-end coins)
-------The rest of the firms have auctions but not so frequently and not so regular.
The auction site associated with vcoins https://www.vauctions.com/
Jean Elsen & ses Fils http://www.elsen.eu/ (A large firm in Belgium with regular auctions, e-auctions, and fixed-price coins as well)
Harlan J. Berk (He hosts a large buy-or-bid sale of quality on his site and has some, but only a few, fixed-price lots in addition):
Frank Robinson. A few good auctions a year: www.fsrcoin.com
Great Collections (slabbed coins, but you can crack them out) https://www.greatcollections.com/Denomination/30/World-and-Ancient-Coins
Forum has a "member's free auctions" page with individual items:
CoinTalk.com, a site with forums for discussing coins, allows members to post coins for sale. Most are not ancient, but some are: https://www.cointalk.com/forums/for-sale/
Numis Forums, another site for discussing ancient coins, allows members to post coins for sale in "the cabinet":
Dea Moneta: https://www.deamoneta.com/
A European site, Catawiki, for auctions of all kinds with numerous coin auctions (They accept credit cards, but do not accept PayPal):
https://www.catawiki.com/c/165-coins-bullion-stamps (Unlike most auctions, they have reserve prices--often much above the opening bids-so you can decide on and enter a bid and then be informed it did not meet the reserve.)
bid inside https://bidinside.com/
onebid.pl (Polish auction consolidator) https://onebid.pl/pl/aukcje/Monety
A large auction and fixed-price site with many sellers. Many fixed-price coins are overpriced; some are not. Some are fakes.
More fixed-price sites (For the highest-end coin shops, see above)
Nova Marketing http://novamarketing.ch/ (many high-quality ancient coins)
A. G. & S. Gillis (English firm) https://www.gilliscoins.com/coinage.htm
Bill Rosenblum https://rosenblumcoins.com/
A long-established dealer specializing in Jewish-related coins. He has auctions, too.
Silbury Coins (England) https://www.silburycoins.co.uk/
Many members of this site offer coins for sale. Most are low grade and overpriced by hopeful owners.
Zuzum Judaea https://www.zuzimcoins.com/ (He has a vcoins store, too)
Rudnik Numismatics http://rudnik.com/new/custSearch1.php
A good dealer, but with a very awkward site to use (You have to pick your area of interest from a dropdown list). He has many rare Byzantine AE coins and many coins in other areas.
Civitas Galleries http://www.civitasgalleries.com/cgi/store/commerce.cgi?page=ancienthome.html
(They have a vcoins store too. Sometimes the prices differ.)
Cerberus Coins (Australia, Cameron Day) http://www.cerberuscoins.com/
Baldwin's https://www.baldwin.co.uk/ https://www.baldwin.co.uk/coins/ancient.html (specifically for fixed-price ancients)
London, England. They have major auctions and fixed-price lists. They are one of the most prominent dealers in English coins and they also offer many high-quality ancient coins.
Bob Reis "Golden Rule Enterprizes" https://www.goldenruleenterprises.org/product-category/ancient-coins/
Edgar L. Owen http://edgarlowen.com/gallery-directory.shtml (He is retiring and entertaining offers on the remaining coins)
Praefectus (John) https://praefectuscoins.com/product-category/showcase/
Pete Burbules (Akropolis Coins) http://akropoliscoins.com/
Poseidon Coin Company (David) http://www.poseidoncoincompany.com/main_bkgr_img.html
Ancient Coin Traders (Peter, Australia) https://www.ancientcointraders.com/
Sam Slote http://www.sloatcoins.com/shopping.asp?sec=1-1 (usually only a few coins)
Alexander Basok "Rusty Pennies" https://www.rustypennies.com/catalog/coins.html
A very awkward site to use. You have to click on individual descriptions to see any images.
Bnumis (Cédric Wolkow) https://bnumis.com/boutique/
Robert Bernobich http://www.numisology.com/For_sale.htm
Alexid (Joseph) https://alexidancients.github.io/sale/
Ed Waddell is the US distributor for the elegant Abafil cabinets at https://www.coin.com/cases/
Laurel Certified coins at https://www.laurelcertifiedcoins.com/ makes and sells high-end coin cabinets.
If you have other sites you like, or if you discover broken links, let me know at
Revised Feb. 24, 2023. Dec. 3, 2023.