Video: Ancient Greek coins auction at New York's Waldorf Astoria


Deities, mythological and historical figures and more are depicted on a series of rare Greek coins which are going under the hammer at New York's Waldorf Astoria hotel.

The collection, totalling more than 640 lots, has an estimated value of around $8m.

Ancient Greek coins are regarded by collectors and experts alike as being among the finest pieces of numismatic art ever produced.

Condition and rarity are optimum in this collection, which boasts specimens from "across the Greek world" according to ancient coin specialist Paul Hill.

You can find out more about this remarkable upcoming sale by watching our Video of the Week, which includes a glimpse at the sale's incredible top lot.

Watch this space for more news on this rare coin auction.

Or, if you'd like to get more of an idea of the values Ancient Greek coins can bring, check out the results from this sale which happened over the weekend.

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