This is a rare opportunity to
own a collection of coins that spans the last 2,000 years. It features one coin from each of the last 20
centuries, from the 1st century A.D. to
the 20th century. Each coin is a genuine artifact that is up to 2,000
years old, and together they make a collection of unprecedented
This is a collection that
belongs in a museum. It is a fascinating look at
2,000 years of history … and it’s like holding 2,000 years of history in your
hands. What’s more, it is a fabulous collection that will be
treasured for years to come and is a great way to teach children and
grandchildren about history and coinage.
The collection starts with a
1st century A.D. coin of King Azes II, who
many people believe was one of the three wise men (or Magi) who followed the
guiding star to Bethlehem to pay homage to the newborn Christ child. As a result, this coin has a direct link to the very
beginning of Christianity and the start of the modern calendar that counts years
from the date of Christ’s birth. Azes II lived from
approximately 35 B.C. to 10 A.D. and ruled the ancient Bactrian region which
roughly corresponds to present-day Afghanistan.
3rd century – ancient Roman silver coin
from the reign of Emperor Gordian III (238-244 A.D.).
century – bronze commemorative coin celebrating the new capital of the Roman
Empire at Constantinople.
• 5th and 7th centuries – coins from the ancient
• 10th century – a
1,000-year-old silver Paisa.
• 14th century – a
silver Dirham from the legendary Persian empire.
• 16th century – a silver coin that was one of
the first in the world to feature the image of the Madonna and the Christ
18th century – a Dutch copper Duit coin that
bears the “VOC” emblem of the legendary Dutch East India Company. This coin was recovered from a sunken treasure
• 19th century – an English coin featuring
Queen Victoria from the height of the era of the British Empire.
Every coin represents a
highlight of the century. The coins issued from the
1st through the 17th centuries were all struck by hand by
skilled artisans. Coin-making machinery did not
exist. Each of these coins is therefore a unique artifact and
is slightly different from all others.
It would be virtually
impossible to assemble a collection like this on your own, but we have done all
the work for you. Each coin is individually
protected in a special capsule that protects it from dirt and fingerprints, and
the complete 20-coin collection comes in a deluxe wooden presentation