By middle school most children have heard the name Julius Caesar. The self-proclaimed Dictator had ideas well ahead of his time, and much of what he did and did not do is the foundation for the way western societies exist to this day. He rose to power quickly and extended the reach of the Roman world.
At a time when armies were paid primarily in gold and land, he amassed one of the most loyal and successful armies the world had ever seen. Some feared his immense popularity and king-like behavior would eventually make him too powerful and many feared for the good of Rome. A plot was hatched by a group of angry Senators, led by Cassius and Brutus, to assassinate Julius. The plot was famously successful on the Ides of March 44 BC. Civil war ensued, and the rulers who followed Julius Caesar forever shaped the course of Rome and western civilization as we know it.
Julius Caesar was the first Roman Emperor to be deified as a God. The King of Diamonds in a deck of playing cards symbolizes him. The month of July is named for him. Because of this timeless fame, his coins are always in high demand. Copper coins bearing his image are very rare, and though his silver coins are available, they are challenging in problem free high grades. Julius Caesar gold coins are extremely difficult to find, and owning an example in any condition is one of the most prestigious accomplishments for a collector of history.
Due the extreme rise in the past decade of this market segment, Monaco strongly encourages the aggressive acquisition of select coins of the ancient Roman Empire. The “Twelve Caesar’s” is the most logical place to start because they are highly sought by almost all past and current collectors. This gives the segment strong legs and a solid foundation.
Monaco is excited to offer a small offering of gold coins of Julius Caesar minted in ca. 44 BC. This selection has been carefully chosen for their problem free surfaces and are graded and certified as such by NGC. While most surviving specimens of this period have issues with everything from graffiti to edge clipping, this small selection has NO issues with two of them certified in GEM mint-state, they are spectacular. I went through dozens of coins for months to dicover such a special grouping, so don’t miss this compelling opportunity to own one of the most exciting coins you will ever hold in your hands.
If you love history, and more specifically, Roman history…you will prize these specimens as a legacy to leave your loved ones.
For the best selection of quality gold coins from the “12 Caesars” collection.