Category: Famous Collectors

The long-held view that coin collecting began with the Italian Renaissance has been challenged by evidence that the activity is even more venerable.Suetonius (ad 69–122) relates in his De vita Caesarum (Lives of the Twelve Caesars; Augustus 75) written in the first century CE, the emperor Augustus was fond of old exotic foreign coins and presented or gave them as gifts to his friends and courtiers during festivals and other special occasions.

Imperator Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus; 23 September 63 BC – 19 August AD 14) is considered the first emperor of the Roman Empire, which he ruled alone from 27 BC until his death in 14 AD


Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy Onassis was the wife of the 35th president of the United States,John F. Kennedy, and served as First Lady during his presidency from 1961 until his assassination in 1963. She was later married to Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis from 1968 until his death in 1975. In later years she had a successful career as a book editor, and is remembered for her style and elegance.

Jackie is well know as lady of beauty always well dressed and wearing exquisite jewellery but the Onassis Empire had a huge gold coin collection.