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 P Wisconsin Statehood Quarter NEW Doubled Die Reverse UNLISTED
2004 P Wisconsin Statehood Quarter NEW Doubled Die Reverse UNLISTED
$2.99
2004 S Wisconsin Silver Quarter PR70DCAM PCGS
2004 S Wisconsin Silver Quarter PR70DCAM PCGS
$27.99
US 2004 D Wisconsin Statehood 1848 Quarter Uncirculated
US 2004 D Wisconsin Statehood 1848 Quarter Uncirculated
$2.00
US 2004 P Wisconsin Statehood 1848 Quarter Uncirculated
US 2004 P Wisconsin Statehood 1848 Quarter Uncirculated
$2.00
2004 S GEM BU PROOF WISCONSIN STATE QUARTER BRILLIANT UNCIRCULATED COIN PF
2004 S GEM BU PROOF WISCONSIN STATE QUARTER BRILLIANT UNCIRCULATED COIN PF
$1.00
2004 D NGC MS66 Wisconsin WI Quarter Extra Leaf High
2004 D NGC MS66 Wisconsin WI Quarter Extra Leaf High
$403.74
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
2004 D Wisconsin Variety Set Extra High Leaf  Low Leaf NGC MS66
2004 D Wisconsin Variety Set Extra High Leaf Low Leaf NGC MS66
$895.00
2004 D WISCONSIN EXTRA LEAF HIGH STATE QUARTER NGC MS65 VERY RARE
2004 D WISCONSIN EXTRA LEAF HIGH STATE QUARTER NGC MS65 VERY RARE
$199.95
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
$17,000.00
2004 P State Quarter Uncirculated BU Wisconsin WI
2004 P State Quarter Uncirculated BU Wisconsin WI
$0.99
2004 D State Quarter Uncirculated BU Wisconsin WI
2004 D State Quarter Uncirculated BU Wisconsin WI
$0.99
2004 P State Quarter From Mint Set Wisconsin WI
2004 P State Quarter From Mint Set Wisconsin WI
$0.99
2004 D State Quarter From Mint Set Wisconsin WI
2004 D State Quarter From Mint Set Wisconsin WI
$0.99
2004 S State Quarter Clad Proof Wisconsin WI
2004 S State Quarter Clad Proof Wisconsin WI
$0.99
2004 S Proof Silver State Quarter Lot Iowa Texas Florida Wisconsin Michigan
2004 S Proof Silver State Quarter Lot Iowa Texas Florida Wisconsin Michigan
$21.00
2004 D WISCONSIN STATE QUARTER 914033 PCGS CERTIFIED MS63 EXTRA LEAF HIGH
2004 D WISCONSIN STATE QUARTER 914033 PCGS CERTIFIED MS63 EXTRA LEAF HIGH
$150.00
2004 P  D WISCONSIN STATE QUARTER US MINT ROLLS SEALED R42
2004 P D WISCONSIN STATE QUARTER US MINT ROLLS SEALED R42
$60.00
US 2004 Wisconsin State Quarter Coin Silver Plated Cufflinks Uncirculated proof
US 2004 Wisconsin State Quarter Coin Silver Plated Cufflinks Uncirculated proof
$6.50
2004 S Proof Wisconsin State Quarter LOTK 050
2004 S Proof Wisconsin State Quarter LOTK 050
$2.99
2004 P 25C Wisconsin 50 States Quarter
2004 P 25C Wisconsin 50 States Quarter
$0.99
REDUCED  6 coin set 2004 D WISCONSIN QUARTER W HIGH LOW LEAF NGC MS 66
REDUCED 6 coin set 2004 D WISCONSIN QUARTER W HIGH LOW LEAF NGC MS 66
$800.00
2004 Wisconsin State Quarters SEALED US Mint Issued Set W P  D Mint Marks
2004 Wisconsin State Quarters SEALED US Mint Issued Set W P D Mint Marks
$27.00
Statehood Quarter Uncirculated Roll of 40  P  Mint 30 2004 Wisconsin WI
Statehood Quarter Uncirculated Roll of 40 P Mint 30 2004 Wisconsin WI
$17.99
Statehood Quarter Uncirculated Roll of 40  D  Mint 30 2004 Wisconsin WI
Statehood Quarter Uncirculated Roll of 40 D Mint 30 2004 Wisconsin WI
$18.99
2004 Wisconsin D State Quarter BU UNcirculated
2004 Wisconsin D State Quarter BU UNcirculated
$0.99
2004 Wisconsin P State Quarter BU UNcirculated
2004 Wisconsin P State Quarter BU UNcirculated
$0.99
2004 Wisconsin PD State Quarters BU UNcirculated
2004 Wisconsin PD State Quarters BU UNcirculated
$1.49
2004 Wisconsin S State Quarter Proof
2004 Wisconsin S State Quarter Proof
$1.99
2004 S PCGS PR70 DCAM WISCONSIN QUARTER
2004 S PCGS PR70 DCAM WISCONSIN QUARTER
$30.00
PCGS MS 64 Wisconsin High Low Leaf Error Quarters in New PCGS Two Coin Holder
PCGS MS 64 Wisconsin High Low Leaf Error Quarters in New PCGS Two Coin Holder
$475.00
2004 P  D WISCONSIN UNCIRRCULATED CONDITION QUARTERS IN UNSEALED ENVELOPE
2004 P D WISCONSIN UNCIRRCULATED CONDITION QUARTERS IN UNSEALED ENVELOPE
$10.00
Roll of 40 2004 S Proof Wisconsin 90 Silver Quarters
Roll of 40 2004 S Proof Wisconsin 90 Silver Quarters
$169.00
2004 S 90 Silver Proof Wisconsin Statehood Quarter
2004 S 90 Silver Proof Wisconsin Statehood Quarter
$5.00
2004 S Silver Proof Wisconsin Quarters Roll 40 coins from proof sets
2004 S Silver Proof Wisconsin Quarters Roll 40 coins from proof sets
$169.95
2004 S Wisconsin State Clad Quarter PF69 UCAM NGC 25c Certified Coin
2004 S Wisconsin State Clad Quarter PF69 UCAM NGC 25c Certified Coin
$16.99
2004 S Wisconsin Silver Proof State Quarter PCGS PR69DCAM State Flag
2004 S Wisconsin Silver Proof State Quarter PCGS PR69DCAM State Flag
$9.95
2004 D PCGS MS64 Wisconsin WI Quarter Extra Leaf Low
2004 D PCGS MS64 Wisconsin WI Quarter Extra Leaf Low
$123.49
2004 S Silver Proof State Quarters Florida Wisconsin PR69DCAM PCGS 2 Coins
2004 S Silver Proof State Quarters Florida Wisconsin PR69DCAM PCGS 2 Coins
$4.25
2004 D PCGS MS64 Wisconsin WI Quarter Extra Leaf Low
2004 D PCGS MS64 Wisconsin WI Quarter Extra Leaf Low
$123.49



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