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 P Wisconsin Quarter from Mint Set 6500h
2004 P Wisconsin Quarter from Mint Set 6500h
$2.98
2004 D Wisconsin Quarter from Mint Set 6500hh
2004 D Wisconsin Quarter from Mint Set 6500hh
$2.98
2004 D WISCONSIN EXTRA LOW LEAF STATEHOOD 25c ERROR PCGS MS 65
2004 D WISCONSIN EXTRA LOW LEAF STATEHOOD 25c ERROR PCGS MS 65
$199.99
2004 D WISCONSIN EXTRA HIGH LEAF STATEHOOD 25c ERROR PCGS MS 65
2004 D WISCONSIN EXTRA HIGH LEAF STATEHOOD 25c ERROR PCGS MS 65
$299.99
2004 P Wisconsin State Washington Statehood Quarter in Original Mint Cello
2004 P Wisconsin State Washington Statehood Quarter in Original Mint Cello
$2.85
ONE 2004D WISCONSIN QUARTER UNCIRCULATED UNSEARCHED FROM FEDERAL RESERVE ROLL
ONE 2004D WISCONSIN QUARTER UNCIRCULATED UNSEARCHED FROM FEDERAL RESERVE ROLL
$1.20
2004 S WISCONSIN CLAD PROOF QUARTER 25c NGC PF69 ULTRA CAMEO
2004 S WISCONSIN CLAD PROOF QUARTER 25c NGC PF69 ULTRA CAMEO
$12.95
2004 S Wisconsin State Silver Quarter NGC PF 70 Ultra Cameo 155356
2004 S Wisconsin State Silver Quarter NGC PF 70 Ultra Cameo 155356
$45.00
2004 Colorized State Quarter Wisconsin Philadelphia Mint
2004 Colorized State Quarter Wisconsin Philadelphia Mint
$4.99
5 States 2004 Uncirculated Quarters Texas WisconsinIowa Michigan
5 States 2004 Uncirculated Quarters Texas WisconsinIowa Michigan
$0.99
2004 D Extra Leaf High Low Wisconsin State Quarter 25C 3 Coin Error Set ICG
2004 D Extra Leaf High Low Wisconsin State Quarter 25C 3 Coin Error Set ICG
$935.00
2004 D Wisconsin Extra Leaf High Statehood Quarter Graded ICG MS 63 Error Coin
2004 D Wisconsin Extra Leaf High Statehood Quarter Graded ICG MS 63 Error Coin
$145.00
2004 S WISCONSIN WI DCAM PROOF 50 STATES AND TERRITORIES 25C QUARTERS  2004PR
2004 S WISCONSIN WI DCAM PROOF 50 STATES AND TERRITORIES 25C QUARTERS 2004PR
$1.48
2004 D WISCONSIN QUARTER EXTRA LEAF LOW PCGS MS 64
2004 D WISCONSIN QUARTER EXTRA LEAF LOW PCGS MS 64
$74.99
2005 P Wisconsin State Quarter roll CP7068
2005 P Wisconsin State Quarter roll CP7068
$21.50
2004 S Wisconsin Silver Proof State Quarter PCGS PR69DCAM State
2004 S Wisconsin Silver Proof State Quarter PCGS PR69DCAM State
$9.95
2004 S Proof 90 Silver Wisconsin Statehood Washington Quarter
2004 S Proof 90 Silver Wisconsin Statehood Washington Quarter
$7.95
SILVER 2004 S GEM BU PROOF WISCONSIN STATE QUARTER UNCIRCULATED PF COIN3209
SILVER 2004 S GEM BU PROOF WISCONSIN STATE QUARTER UNCIRCULATED PF COIN3209
$7.00
Single Wisconsin Statehood Quarters BU D
Single Wisconsin Statehood Quarters BU D
$2.00
2004D BU Washington Wisconsin statehood quarter dollar from US Mint Set
2004D BU Washington Wisconsin statehood quarter dollar from US Mint Set
$2.99
2004 D Wisconsin Variety Set Extra High Leaf  Low Leaf NGC MS64
2004 D Wisconsin Variety Set Extra High Leaf Low Leaf NGC MS64
$395.00
WISCONSIN STATE QUARTER NOVELTY BILL Lot of 10 Bills
WISCONSIN STATE QUARTER NOVELTY BILL Lot of 10 Bills
$3.99
Roll of Proof Silver 2004 Wisconsin State Quarters
Roll of Proof Silver 2004 Wisconsin State Quarters
$240.00
2004 D WISCONSIN QUARTER LOW LEAF PCGS MS66 2nd FINEST REGISTRY 13102739
2004 D WISCONSIN QUARTER LOW LEAF PCGS MS66 2nd FINEST REGISTRY 13102739
$374.50
2004 D State Quarter Uncirculated BU Wisconsin WI
2004 D State Quarter Uncirculated BU Wisconsin WI
$2.50
2004 S 25C Clad Wisconsin Quarter PCGS PR69DCAM Flag Label Deeep Cameo
2004 S 25C Clad Wisconsin Quarter PCGS PR69DCAM Flag Label Deeep Cameo
$0.99
2004 Wisconsin Washington Quarter H7481
2004 Wisconsin Washington Quarter H7481
$4.00
2004 D WISCONSIN 1848 State Quarter
2004 D WISCONSIN 1848 State Quarter
$1.51
2004 S Wisconsin PCGS Proof PF 69 DCAM 90 Silver Quarter Flag Label
2004 S Wisconsin PCGS Proof PF 69 DCAM 90 Silver Quarter Flag Label
$11.59
C5453 2004 D WISCONSIN EXTRA HIGH LEAF STATE QUARTER PCGS MS64
C5453 2004 D WISCONSIN EXTRA HIGH LEAF STATE QUARTER PCGS MS64
$275.00
2004 D Uncirc Wisconsin Statehood Quarter Single
2004 D Uncirc Wisconsin Statehood Quarter Single
$1.00
2004 US MINT R42 Wisconsin P  D Quarter Rolls Wrapped w Box BU New USA
2004 US MINT R42 Wisconsin P D Quarter Rolls Wrapped w Box BU New USA
$54.95
2004 silver Wisconsin PCGS proof 70 DCAM flag series quarter
2004 silver Wisconsin PCGS proof 70 DCAM flag series quarter
$55.00
Nice 2004 S Clad Wisconsin State Quarter Gem Cameo Proof STK SD280
Nice 2004 S Clad Wisconsin State Quarter Gem Cameo Proof STK SD280
$3.75
2004 D Uncirculated Wisconsin Statehood Quarter Single
2004 D Uncirculated Wisconsin Statehood Quarter Single
$1.00
2004 D Wisconsin Quarter PCGS MS67
2004 D Wisconsin Quarter PCGS MS67
$38.00
2004 P DDR 017 Wisconsin Statehood Quarter Doubled Die Reverse
2004 P DDR 017 Wisconsin Statehood Quarter Doubled Die Reverse
$2.99
Proof Strike USA 2004 S Wisconsin State Quarter Strong Washington Quality
Proof Strike USA 2004 S Wisconsin State Quarter Strong Washington Quality
$13.34
US 2004 Wisconsin State Quarter Coin Silver Plated Cufflinks NEW Gorgeous
US 2004 Wisconsin State Quarter Coin Silver Plated Cufflinks NEW Gorgeous
$19.95
2004 S San Francisco Mint Proof Wisconsin State Quarter 90 Silver
2004 S San Francisco Mint Proof Wisconsin State Quarter 90 Silver
$6.25



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