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The Nickle Numismatic Collection

The Nickle Numismatic Collection is the most important academic money collection in Canada.

Ancient Greek Coins in the Nickle Collection

There are 9,000 ancient Greek coins in the Nickle Numismatic Collection.

The chronology begins with the very first Lydian coins and includes some of the most beautiful and rare examples of Archaic, Classical, and Hellenistic Greece, plus the coinage under Roman rule.


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