Dating isreali coins
It’s not rocket science why these Modern Chinese coins have become so popular.
Most of the Modern Chinese coins minted from 1979 until the mid 1990’s were struck for export.
In recent years, China has become very aggressive in effort to bring their national treasures back home.
Many of these Modern Chinese coins are highly sought after and are being returned back to China.
"A marine assemblage such as this has not been found in Israel in the past thirty years," he says.
"The sand protected the statues; consequently they are in an amazing state of preservation—as though they were cast yesterday rather than 1,600 years ago." The coins bear the faces of Emperor Constantine, who ruled from 312 to 337 AD, and one of Constantine's rivals, Licinius, ruler of the Eastern Roman Empire until Constantine defeated him in battle in 324.
The amount of people entering this segment of the market is phenomenal. And perhaps one of the most powerful reason for the amount of collectors, investors and dealers getting involved in the Modern Chinese coin program is because these coins tell a story about the history and culture of China.
The reasons are quite simple and easy to understand. Think about a population over one billion strong, combined with one of the strongest world economies and the largest growing middle-class.
"The location and distribution of the ancient finds on the seabed indicate that a large merchant ship was carrying a cargo of metal slated [for] recycling, which apparently encountered a storm at the entrance to the harbor and drifted until it smashed into the seawall and the rocks."Sharvit notes that metal statues from antiquity are incredibly rare because they were melted down so the metal could be reused—apparently the intended fate of this ship's cargo before it sunk to the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea.I have sat in auction rooms and watched young people purchase ,000,000 at a time like it was nothing.The average age of the Chinese collector is very young.That find included a cache of gold coins from the Fatimid Caliphate dynasty that ruled Northern Africa from 909 to 1171, and was also recovered by divers from the IAA.The gold coins are currently on display at Caesarae harbor.