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King Croesus Gold Stater "Heavy Series" NGC CHAU 5x4

King Croesus of Lydia figured out how to refine electrum into gold and silver to establish the first bi-metallic currency in 561 B.C. This stunning "heavy" stater was the first gold coinage ever struck in the world and each coin that survived the past 2,600 years is a museum-quality rarity. Most known survivors are heavily worn, however, this particular example is certified by NGC in Choice About Uncirculated condition with a remarkable overall look. It is hard to believe it was issued so long ago. The obverse depicts the lion and bull design--with the lion thought to symbolize strength and the bull to represent fertility.

The Heavy series of Lydian gold staters are the earliest issues from Croesus---weighing approximately 25% more than the Light Series that was issued later in his reign. Coin pictured is the exact coin you will receive and if you're looking for an epic piece of history to put away for a while, you should strongly consider this remarkable gold stater from King Croesus of Lydia.

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Lydia, King Croesus, Gold Stater, "Heavy Series," NGC, Choice About Uncirculated Strike 5/5 Surface 4/5