A gold aureus of Severus Alexander showing the colosseum realized $800,000 in the Mellennia sale auctioned by Ira and Larry Goldberg May 26. The auction realized $23,024,765.00. The firm said this might be the highest single-day world coin auction total ever.
A gold aureus of Brutus realized $575,000.00. The coin was graded Choice AU by NGC.
The appreciation of world coins is finally realized in the above example.