Ancient coins offer a captivating peek into bygone eras. Coins that date prior to AD 476, such as Greek, Roman, Celtic, and Persian coins, are commonly referred to as ancient coins. Asia Minor, which is now Turkey, was home to the first known coins. They were made of electrum, an alloy of gold and silver that was widely available in the area. As coin-production technology matured, some of the more than 2,000 Greek city-states began making coins out of pure silver or gold.
Ancient Celtic coins are fascinating. Many of them dating as far back as 2,000 years. These were the first coins made in England, France, Germany, and Switzerland, before these areas were nations in their own right. Made of gold and silver, these beautiful coins feature detailed designs drawn from myth and history.