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APRC specializes in Choice and Gem Quality U. S., World and Ancient coins for collectors and investors. We travel to every major coin show from coast to coast buying the most exceptional coins for the grade, both in terms of technical quality and eye-appeal. In addition, we are continually buying great coins from the personal collections of our customers. When you deal with APRC, you deal exclusively with Evan Gale, sole proprietor and a professional numismatist for more than 30 years.
*CAC Coins Now Designated in Listings*
I have decided to designate CAC in my listings. I am NOT an owner of CAC. I DO NOT send coins to CAC and WILL NOT send coins to CAC. Many of the coins in my inventory were purchased with CAC stickers affixed.
Change in "Terms and Conditions": I have raised the fee for returning a coin paid by credit card from 2% to 3%, reflecting my actual credit card processing costs. To explain, if you pay for a coin by credit card, I am charged a credit card processing fee which averages 3%. So a coin selling for $1000 which is paid by credit card nets me $970. If the coin is returned and I process a credit, I do not get a refund of the 3%. So I will either credit your CC 97% of the purchase price or send a refund check for the same amount.
New Shipping Policy: From now on all packages will have to be signed for upon receipt. Please keep this in mind when giving me your mailing address.
Sign Up for the New Ancients Email List
I plan to start a separate email list for Ancient customers. If you would like to receive an email notification when new ancient coins have been added to the web sight, please send me an email. The great majority of ancient coins I have been buying are raw and I send them to NGC for grading, which takes about 25-30 days turn around. So I will be photographing and uploading new purchases onto my web sight at different times than the US coins, which are added within one week of returning from a show.
I am trying to build a reasonably sized inventory before I begin to advertise. At this point I have only a few (and I mean less than five) customers for ancient coins, although it seems more and more people are becoming interested. I love coins and my web sight has always been a reflection of my personal interests in rare coins. I started collecting coins at the age of eight and have been a professional rare coin dealer for more than 33 years. This long, enjoyable journey seems to have found an end in ancient coins. I find all ancients interesting and Greek ancients in particular, fascinating. The history and artistry is unmatched in my opinion. Exceptional specimens of all ancients are scarce and I love the challenge of finding great coins. My interest has coincidentally coincided with NGC starting to grade them and I believe the market will grow considerably as collectors who are accustomed to "slabbed" coins become exposed to NGC ancients and grow more and more comfortable with this exciting area of numismatics.
New Purchases 11-11-13
*SOLD* 1858 Flying Eagle Cent (Sm. Letters) MS64 PCGS Sharply struck front and back with full feather and tail details on the eagle. Bright and lustrous with impeccable, top end surfaces. If there was ever a Flying Eagle Cent that deserved a “Plus” designation, this is it. The most I have ever paid for a MS64 specimen. Conservatively in the top 3% of the MS64 grade…$1975
*ON HOLD* 1900 Indian Cent PF67RD NGC / CAC Glowing, virtually flawless full RED Proof with light Cameo devices and distraction free fully reflective fields. Superb Proof. Coin Universe Price Guide is $8000. This CAC approved specimen…$4850
1884 3CN PR67 CAMEO PCGS / CAC Superb in every way, this brilliant CAMEO Proof shows strong CAMEO contrast on distraction free deeply reflective fields. The most I have every paid for this grade and purchased from a dealer who submitted it several times for a PR68 grade…$2275
1937 Buffalo Nickel PF67 NGC / CAC Another Top, Top, Top of the grade and another example that compelled me to pay the highest price ever for this particular type. Flawless and bright with glowing reflective surfaces. Completely free of spots and distractions of any kind. SUPERB. The finest of the grade I have seen…$2950
1837 Liberty Seated Half Dime (No Stars, Small Date) MS64 PCGS / CAC Very strong example of this popular one-year type. Complete and full strike on both sides with wonderful surfaces and just a tinge of silvery patina over full luster…$1650
*ON HOLD* 1821 Cap Bust Dime (Lg. Date) AU58 NGC / CAC Well struck front and back, particularly for this early “Lg. Size” date. Beautiful original silvery blue toning with flashes of rose. Considerable remaining luster. A choice piece and scarce in this grade…$1350
1909 Barber Dime PR66 PCGS A beautifully toned GEM specimen that starts with a full, sharp strike and shows rose on
*ON HOLD* 1834 Cap Bust Quarter AU55 NGC / CAC Very sharply struck original with almost indiscernible light even wear and considerable luster. Finished with medium to deep silvery blue toning. A wonderful and affordable example of this popular type...$1350
1898 Barber Quarter PR67 CAMEO PCGS / CAC Beautiful brilliant Superb Gem with strong, snowy white, distraction free CAMEO devices contrasting fully reflective fields. Basically “as struck”. Gorgeous…$7500
*SOLD* 1795 Flowing Hair Half (2 Leaves) XF45 PCGS Just graded at the recent PCGS Members Only show, I tried to photograph this coin a few months ago and the case was scratched!!! So I had it reholdered in
1858 Liberty Seated Half (No Motto) AU50 PCGS Another perfect, original, lightly circulated type coin. Well struck with wonderful antique silvery gray even tone. Considerable remaining luster and a joy to behold…$350
1861 Liberty Seated Half Pattern in Copper (J-280, “God Our Trust”) PF66+RB CAMEO NGC Picked from a private collection, this is just a STUNNING Copper Proof and FINEST graded at either service. I seldom buy patterns, but this coin was so compelling and reasonably priced, I had to put it into inventory. Needle sharp strike with Cameo devices contrasting fully bright and reflective surfaces. Gorgeous, even rose tinged brown. Superb in every way with Extreme Eye-Appeal…$11,350
1882 Liberty Seated Half MS64 PCGS / CAC A superb original with a full strike and virtually flawless surfaces. Deeply toned rose/blue with more rose at the centers on the reverse. Glowing luster overall…$2750
1871 Seated Dollar (With Motto) MS63 NGC Sharply struck on both sides with full head detail, a feature often soft on any Seated Dollar date. Basically brilliant and lustrous and with light golden patina. Very pleasing type coin…$4500
*SOLD* 1937 Roanoke MS66PL NGC (Early NGC Holder) I was shocked to see this coin at the recent Denver Show. I owned this incredible
1799 Great Britain George III Halfpenny MS64RD PCGS Bright original RED I purchased raw from a collector. Expected a MS65RD of course…$475
1799 Great Britain George III Halfpenny MS66BN PCGS A gorgeous fully struck GEM with even chocolate brown color and lovely blue highlights on glowing luster…$800
336-323 BC Kingdom of Macedon, Alexander III (the Great) AR (silver) Tetradrachm (22mm, 17.19g) NGC AU*, Strike 5/5, Surface 4/5, Fine Style. Obv. Head of Heracles right wearing lion skin. Obv. Zeus seated left, holding scepter and eagle. A super appealing Alexander with a strong, high relief strike and lovely antique silvery gray patina. Designated “Fine Style” by NGC and fully deserving. I am becoming very familiar with NGC grading and would designate this 5/5 surface quality if I was grading based on their standard. Exceptional Alexander in every way…$1950
68 or 64 BC
67 or 61 BC
c.46 BC Roman Imperatorial, Julius Caesar AR (silver) Denarius (19mm, 3.62 g) NGC Ch. XF, Strike 4/5, Surface 4/5. Obv. Ceres, Roman goddess of agriculture, fertility and motherly relationships, facing right. Rev. Priestly implements. Well struck in lovely style and enhanced by even medium silvery gray cabinet toning…$1275
193-211 AD Syria, Laodiceia, Under Roman Rule, Septimus Severus BI (billon) Tetradrachm (26mm, 14.43 g) NGC MS, Strike 4/5, Surface 5/5. Obv. Bust left. Rev. Eagle facing with wreath, head left. Struck under Roman rule, this Septimus Severus Tetradrachm is sharply struck and basically as made. Struck on billon flans, an alloy of silver and base metals, this coin demonstrates the continuing debasement of the value of currency during the declining years of the
*SOLD* 209-211 AD Roman Empire, Geta, AR (silver) Denarius (19mm, 3.05 g) NGC XF*, Strike 5/5, Surface 5/5. Obv. Bust of youthful Geta right, as Ceasar. Rev. Spes, the Roman Goddess of Hope, walking left. Geta was the youngest son of Septimus Severus and Julia Domma. When Septimus Severus died in early 211, Geta and his older brother, Caracalla, were proclaimed joint emperors. In December 211 Caracalla arranged a meeting with his brother in their mother’s apartment and had him murdered by centurions. The present specimen shows a wonderful portrait of Geta as a young boy, well struck with lovely antique medium silvery patina and flashes of rose and blue. Very eye-appealing coin…$465
About thirty new ancients have been sent to NGC for grading and should be back in about one month. During the past two years I have spent considerably time, travel and determination in finding sources for ancient coins that are outside of the mainstream dealers. That effort finally culminated in the chance to pick from fresh inventory from dealers who had spent 3-5 weeks scouring their European connections and several auctions throughout Europe. I spent hours Wednesday night, prior to the start of the Baltimore show, cherry picking fresh coins and continued to buy ancient coins for the entire first day of Baltimore. For the first time ever, I was able to purchase a sizeable group of exceptional ancient coins and have sent them to NGC for certification. My purchases encompass the entire spectrum of the ancient world, including Greek, Roman Republic, Roman Empire, Parthian, Seluecid Kingdom, Byzantine Empire and Egyptian. I expect them to be returned in about one month, around Dec. 10. If you would like to be placed on my "Ancients Only" email list, please send me an email. You will be notified with a link to my web sight when new coins have been photographed and listed in regular inventory. I will NOT email notifications of new coins being listed on the Home Page after a show. If you are interested, watch the web sight on the Sunday or Monday after a major show.