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Wildwinds goes from strength to strength! We have experienced very strong continued growth in site traffic since the re-launch in spring 2009.
Since May 2009, the number of site visits increased to an average of over 25,000 hits per day in February 2016.
In addition, the number of coins on wildwinds has risen from 54,900 (July 2009) to over 74,000 in July 2017.
None of the coins in the database are for sale on this site. Advertising Links from commercial sites will be clearly marked, and may take you to other, separate, websites where items may be purchased.
The WildWinds website has been created as a reference and attribution resource in the field of ancient numismatics.
No part of this website - including images, outlay, configuration, descriptions, indices, translations or pdfs may be copied in any form without our permission (see below for permissions information). Hotlinking to images on wildwinds is forbidden.
The Wildwinds site offers a unique opportunity to access this worldwide market of collectors, researchers and numismatists and, with such phenomenal growth, the benefits of advertising are obvious: email Advertising Enquiries
For coin questions, corrections, identification help (Make sure your images are sharp, crop the images to the coin itself without a large empty space around it and please keep images to a max. size of 6 Mb). Contact: Dane.
For requests to use an image please contact Dane and PROVIDE THE FULL URL OF THE IMAGE IN QUESTION The url is the address (http://www.wildwinds.com........jpg) of the image (Right click the image and copy location), and information about how the image will be used. (Please do not send the image itself, nor the reference etc.) Requests without the url cannot be considered for reasons of time. Contact: Dane
In view of the number of fakes now being struck in Bulgaria and sold in the west, it is very difficult to tell from photographs whether a coin is genuine or fake. Please do not send images of coins asking whether they are genuine, as I am unable to help. I suggest checking the fakes galleries on forgerynetwork and forumancientcoins or joining the fine community at forumancientcoins.com and asking there.