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

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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 Postal Commemorative Society Statehood Quarters Collection Wisconsin P
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2004 S UNITED STATES DEEP CAMEO PROOF WISCONSIN STATE QUARTER10087
2004 S UNITED STATES DEEP CAMEO PROOF WISCONSIN STATE QUARTER10087
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2004 D NGC MS64 Wisconsin Extra Leaf Low State Quarter A8863
2004 D NGC MS64 Wisconsin Extra Leaf Low State Quarter A8863
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2004 D Wisconsin Extra Leaf Low Uncirculated Error Quarter
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2004 D 25C Wisconsin Extra Leaf Low Quarters PCGS MS65 850
2004 D 25C Wisconsin Extra Leaf Low Quarters PCGS MS65 850
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Set 2004 P D State Quarter Dollars Wisconsin ICG MS67
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2004 Wisconsin State Quarter P  D Mint Postal Commemorative Society Panel
2004 Wisconsin State Quarter P D Mint Postal Commemorative Society Panel
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2004 D Wisconsin State Quarter From Uncirculated BU Mint Sets Flat Rate Shipping
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Silver 2004 S Wisconsin Proof State Quarter With 2x2 Case Flat Rate Shipping
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2004 S NGC PF70 ULTRA CAMEO SILVER WISCONSIN STATE QUARTER 25C
2004 S NGC PF70 ULTRA CAMEO SILVER WISCONSIN STATE QUARTER 25C
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2004 WISCONSIN State Quarter Philadelphia Denver Uncirculated Business Ungraded
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2004 Wisconsin Statehood Quarters Postal Commemorative SocietyB9
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2004 S Wisconsin Proof State Quarter
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2004 S Wisconsin 90 Silver Proof State Quarter Deep Cameo Proof
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2004 S SILVER WISCONSIN STATE QUARTER NGC PF70 ULTRA CAMEO
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BJSTAMPS 2004 D Wisconsin Quarter Extra leaf low PCGS MS66
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2004 P WDDR 015 Wisconsin State Quarter Doubled Die Reverse
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US State Quarter 2004 D Wisconsin Extra Leaf Low Variety
US State Quarter 2004 D Wisconsin Extra Leaf Low Variety
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2004 D NGC MS66 Wisconsin WI Quarter Extra Leaf High
2004 D NGC MS66 Wisconsin WI Quarter Extra Leaf High
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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
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2004 S US Silver Wisconsin State Quarter Gem Proof Deep Cameo 90
2004 S US Silver Wisconsin State Quarter Gem Proof Deep Cameo 90
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Wisconsin 2004 P State Quarter mint roll unopened
Wisconsin 2004 P State Quarter mint roll unopened
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2004 D Wisconsin Extra Leaf High PCGS MS 63 Brilliant Uncirculated Nice Error
2004 D Wisconsin Extra Leaf High PCGS MS 63 Brilliant Uncirculated Nice Error
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2 COINS  2004 WISCONSIN SILVER PROOF 25c CAMEO DAIRY COW CHEESE QUARTERS sh4
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Set of 2004D Wisconsin Extra Leaf High Low Uncirculated Error Quarters Pair
Set of 2004D Wisconsin Extra Leaf High Low Uncirculated Error Quarters Pair
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Ms68 Pr70 Proof Wisconsin Extra Leaf High Low NGC ms 6 coin error set 2004
Ms68 Pr70 Proof Wisconsin Extra Leaf High Low NGC ms 6 coin error set 2004
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2004 S Wisconsin CLAD Quarter Deep Cameo Mirror Proof from 2004 Proof Set
2004 S Wisconsin CLAD Quarter Deep Cameo Mirror Proof from 2004 Proof Set
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2004 D WISCONSIN EXTRA LEAF LOW STATE QUARTER PCGS MS64
2004 D WISCONSIN EXTRA LEAF LOW STATE QUARTER PCGS MS64
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2004 D WISCONSIN EXTRA LEAF HIGH STATE QUARTER PCGS MS64
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2004 P 25C Wisconsin 50 States Quarter
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