Wisconsin Quarter

Why are Ancient Coins so inexpensive?

I've noticed ancient coins that are over 2000 Years Old are less expensive than the ones that are 200 years old. Why is that? Sorry that i asked this on the religous board but I didn' know where to put it.

Here is an example

http://cgi.ebay.com/2300-Year-Old-GREEK-Silver-COIN-of-ALEXANDER-the-GREAT_W0QQitemZ110027081764QQihZ001QQcategoryZ4738QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

I guess that the real reason is that people do not appreciate the fact of how many of these coins were made, or the fact that there are not that many collectors in the world. This coin by Alexander was Made From dozens of mints for years to fuel the economy of one of the largest empires the world has ever known. They minted them by the millions per year. Add to this the fact that there were no banks, so many people buried their life savings to keep it safe. If the person died before retrieving their savings, those coins are kept safe for future collectors.

I have seen hoards of coins like this of many thousands of pieces, and have seen hoards of late Roman Coins in the tens of thousands just from one hole in the ground. In the past, these coins were so plentiful that they were melted for their precious metal content, since there were not enough collectors to want them.

The question as to why a 200 year Old Coin is worth more than a 2000 Year Old coin is the number of collectors of a series. You don't even have to go 200 years back. A Wisconsin quarter with a cracked die made some error coins a couple of years ago that looked like it had an additional leaf in the cornstalk. Those coins are worth more than this authentic Alexander the Great silver drachm! It is just a matter that millions of people collect the State Quarters, and maybe 10,000 people collect greek silver.

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2004 D WISCONSIN STATE QUARTER EXTRA LEAF LOW PCGS MS65 SEE PICS G786
2004 D WISCONSIN STATE QUARTER EXTRA LEAF LOW PCGS MS65 SEE PICS G786
$250.00
2004 S WISCONSIN WI STATE QUARTER DOLLAR 25C PCGS PR69DCAM FREE SHIPPING
2004 S WISCONSIN WI STATE QUARTER DOLLAR 25C PCGS PR69DCAM FREE SHIPPING
$6.67
NGC 2004 S Silver 25C Wisconsin PF 69 Ultra Cameo
NGC 2004 S Silver 25C Wisconsin PF 69 Ultra Cameo
$20.00
ROLL OF 2004 WISCONSIN STATE QUARTERS
ROLL OF 2004 WISCONSIN STATE QUARTERS
$14.99
2004 S State Quarter Wisconsin Gem Proof Deep Cameo Copper Nickel Clad Coin
2004 S State Quarter Wisconsin Gem Proof Deep Cameo Copper Nickel Clad Coin
$1.95
2004 P DDR 008 Wisconsin Statehood Quarter Doubled Die Reverse
2004 P DDR 008 Wisconsin Statehood Quarter Doubled Die Reverse
$3.99
2004 P Wisconsin Statehood Quarter NEW Doubled Die Reverse UNLISTED
2004 P Wisconsin Statehood Quarter NEW Doubled Die Reverse UNLISTED
$2.99
2004 D WISCONSIN LOW LEAF QUARTER PCGS MAC MS66 PQ 2ND FINEST SPOTLESS 716
2004 D WISCONSIN LOW LEAF QUARTER PCGS MAC MS66 PQ 2ND FINEST SPOTLESS 716
$359.40
2004 D WISCONSIN LOW LEAF QUARTER PCGS MS66 2ND FINEST REGISTRY 13945861 RARE
2004 D WISCONSIN LOW LEAF QUARTER PCGS MS66 2ND FINEST REGISTRY 13945861 RARE
$321.00
2004 D WISCONSIN QUARTER LOW LEAF PCGS MAC MS66 PQ 2nd FINEST SPOTLESS 909
2004 D WISCONSIN QUARTER LOW LEAF PCGS MAC MS66 PQ 2nd FINEST SPOTLESS 909
$359.40
2004 D 25c Wisconsin Extra Leaf High Quarter NGC MS65 SKU49144
2004 D 25c Wisconsin Extra Leaf High Quarter NGC MS65 SKU49144
$89.88
2004 P Wisconsin State Quarter  BU   0119
2004 P Wisconsin State Quarter BU 0119
$1.49
2004 S Statehood Quarter Mint Proof Set Michigan Florida Texas Iowa Wisconsin
2004 S Statehood Quarter Mint Proof Set Michigan Florida Texas Iowa Wisconsin
$12.95
250 Wisconsin Philadelphia Mint Sealed State Quarter Bag
250 Wisconsin Philadelphia Mint Sealed State Quarter Bag
$375.00
250 Wisconsin Denver Mint Sealed State Quarter Bag
250 Wisconsin Denver Mint Sealed State Quarter Bag
$475.00
2004 S Wisconsin Mint Silver Proof Statehood Washington Quarter from Proof Set
2004 S Wisconsin Mint Silver Proof Statehood Washington Quarter from Proof Set
$11.83
2004 P State Quarter Wisconsin Choice BU CN Clad US Coin
2004 P State Quarter Wisconsin Choice BU CN Clad US Coin
$1.95
2004 S PCGS PR69DCAM Wisconsin SILVER Statehood Quarter
2004 S PCGS PR69DCAM Wisconsin SILVER Statehood Quarter
$13.99
2004 D WISCONSIN LOW LEAF QUARTER PCGS MAC MS67 PQ FINEST POP 4 RARE SPOTLESS
2004 D WISCONSIN LOW LEAF QUARTER PCGS MAC MS67 PQ FINEST POP 4 RARE SPOTLESS
$7,197.00
2004 D WISCONSIN HIGH LEAF PCGS MAC MS66 PQ 2ND FINEST REGISTRY SPOTLESS 027
2004 D WISCONSIN HIGH LEAF PCGS MAC MS66 PQ 2ND FINEST REGISTRY SPOTLESS 027
$630.00
2004 D WISCONSIN LOW LEAF QUARTER MAC PCGS MS66 + PQ 2ND FINEST REGISTRY POP 2
2004 D WISCONSIN LOW LEAF QUARTER MAC PCGS MS66 + PQ 2ND FINEST REGISTRY POP 2
$897.00
2004 D WISCONSIN HIGH LEAF PCGS MAC MS66 PQ 2ND FINEST REGISTRY SPOTLESS
2004 D WISCONSIN HIGH LEAF PCGS MAC MS66 PQ 2ND FINEST REGISTRY SPOTLESS
$630.00
2004 S Deep Cameo Clad Proof Wisconsin WI State Washington Quarter B02
2004 S Deep Cameo Clad Proof Wisconsin WI State Washington Quarter B02
$1.50
2004 D WISCONSIN QUARTER HIGH LEAF PCGS MAC MS 66 PQ 2ND FINEST SPOTLESS 066
2004 D WISCONSIN QUARTER HIGH LEAF PCGS MAC MS 66 PQ 2ND FINEST SPOTLESS 066
$509.40
2004 D WISCONSIN QUARTER HIGH LEAF PCGS MAC MS 66 PQ 2ND FINEST SPOTLESS 115
2004 D WISCONSIN QUARTER HIGH LEAF PCGS MAC MS 66 PQ 2ND FINEST SPOTLESS 115
$479.40
2004 P+D Michigan Florida Texas Iowa Wisconsin Statehood US Mint Roll Set
2004 P+D Michigan Florida Texas Iowa Wisconsin Statehood US Mint Roll Set
$8.90
2004 D 25C Wisconsin Extra Leaf Low PCGS MS64
2004 D 25C Wisconsin Extra Leaf Low PCGS MS64
$145.00
Wisconsin Colorized State Quarter Cover w Greetings From America Stamp Painted
Wisconsin Colorized State Quarter Cover w Greetings From America Stamp Painted
$7.98
Rev Tye says Great Gift  2004 Wisconsin Quarter MS 67 NGC   100144
Rev Tye says Great Gift 2004 Wisconsin Quarter MS 67 NGC 100144
$35.39
2004 S Flag Clad Wisconsin WI State Quarter PR69DCAM PCGS Proof 69 Deep Cameo
2004 S Flag Clad Wisconsin WI State Quarter PR69DCAM PCGS Proof 69 Deep Cameo
$6.00
BUGold plated 2004 State quarter set 5 pcMichigan Florida Texas Iowa Wisconsin
BUGold plated 2004 State quarter set 5 pcMichigan Florida Texas Iowa Wisconsin
$7.97
Wisconsin State Coin 2004 Mint Condition
Wisconsin State Coin 2004 Mint Condition
$0.99
2004 Wisconsin State Coin Mint Condition
2004 Wisconsin State Coin Mint Condition
$0.99
2004 Wisconsin State Quarter Mint Condition
2004 Wisconsin State Quarter Mint Condition
$0.99
2004 P Philadelphia Mint Wisconsin State Quarter BU
2004 P Philadelphia Mint Wisconsin State Quarter BU
$1.50
Wisconsin Beef Cheese Cameo Proof State Quarter 2004 S Coin San Francisco Mint
Wisconsin Beef Cheese Cameo Proof State Quarter 2004 S Coin San Francisco Mint
$2.49
PERFECT PR70 PCGS 2004 S Proof Wisconsin State Quarter Silver Deep Cameo J252
PERFECT PR70 PCGS 2004 S Proof Wisconsin State Quarter Silver Deep Cameo J252
$50.90
TONED 2004 S CLAD PROOF WISCONSIN STATE QUARTER W26965
TONED 2004 S CLAD PROOF WISCONSIN STATE QUARTER W26965
$3.95
2004 P WDDR 020 Wisconsin State Quarter Doubled Die Reverse
2004 P WDDR 020 Wisconsin State Quarter Doubled Die Reverse
$2.99
2004 S 25C SILVER PROOF STATE QUARTER WI Wisconsin UNC A4577
2004 S 25C SILVER PROOF STATE QUARTER WI Wisconsin UNC A4577
$3.79



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