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Ancient Rome Julius Ceasar Elephant Denarius (Fakes are possible)  50BC to 50AD
Ancient Rome Julius Ceasar Elephant Denarius (Fakes are possible) 50BC to 50AD

According to ancienthistory.about.com, Julius Ceasar minted over 22 million 'Elephant Denarii' celebrating military campaigns against the Gauls, or, perhaps, general triumph of Rome over evil forces. These interpretations date the coin somewhere around 50BC to 50AD. The symbols on the back are all Roman religious symbols.

The specimen in our picture is in well preserved condition and comes from Stack's Bowers and Ponterio where it sold in 2013 for $980 US dollars.

Genuine examples of this coin catalog roughly as follows:

worn: $150 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $500
well preserved: $1500

But beware. With such a notable Ceasar and such a cool elephant, counterfeits of this coin are all over the place, and counterfeits are worth zero. Our secondary picture shows a typical fake, although many other fakes are known to exist.

Coin collecting is a Buyer Beware proposition. Never spend any significant amount of money unless you trust the person you are dealing with explicitly.

Coin: 14186 , Genre: Ancient
Requested by: irfan, Thu, 11-Apr-2013 12:46:06 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Fri, 20-Sep-2013 00:44:30 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Sat, 28-Mar-2015 13:24:55 GMT
Requester description: Picture of Elephant one side and some symbles on the other side unknown
Tags: ancient rome julius ceasar caesar elephant denarius fakes counterfeit 50 anciet romana roman romen roma cesarz ceaser caeser ceasars caes elephants replica forger counterfet fake counterfiet reproductions repro reproduction counterfeits replicas forgery one symbles symbol ones syombol symbal simbol symbels symobols symbols simble snake

Comments

hi i have one these coins were can i take it to get it valued - Amanda Barrett
Any coin dealer worth his or her salt can give you an immediate offer to buy your coin upon in-person inspection. Look for a coin shop near you (use the Internet or yellow pages) and take your coin there. Ask for an appraisal. It's free and easy. Most people get multiple opinions from multiple shops. Any offers you get should be compatible with our general guidelines on this page. Remember to consult our Important Terminology page to understand how catalog values work. If your coin is a counterfeit, it is worth zero. - CoinQuest (Paul)

Can't you people tell us how much they were worth in Rome?! - Mary
It's a denarius. Look up Roman history to find what a denarius would buy. I remember when gasoline was 20 cents a gallon, and that was only 60 years ago. - CoinQuest (Paul)

  

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