Ancient $410,000 Greek Coin Was Phony, Collector Says

19 Jul 2012 10:05 AM | Anonymous

Ancient $410,000 Greek Coin Was Phony, Collector Says

     CHICAGO (CN) - A coin dealer charged a collector $410,000 for a phony ancient Greek decadrachm and refused to refund the money, the collector claims in Cook County Court.

     Harlan Berk sued Steve Rubinger and his company Antiqua.

     Berk, of Chicago, claims he paid Antiqua $410,000 for what he thought was an authentic and valuable "Athens decadrachm."

     The decadrachm was an ancient Greek silver coin worth 10 drachmae, which was in circulation from 600 B.C. to 200 A.D.

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