Who is Marc R Breitsprecher?
I was born and raised in Racine, Wisconsin and ancient coins have been my
passion for 40 years.
1967: I started collecting US coins with a Christmas gift of 5 Indian
1977: My first ancient coin, a Pontius Pilate bronze, (which I still own) was
purchased at the Mid-America show hosted in Milwaukee.
Over the next three decades I amassed an eclectic assortment of ancient
coins, buying/selling/trading at shows, via catalogs and MUCH later on the
1996: The internet opened a new and exciting door for us and we started
selling coins on Ebay under the username Ancient Imports.
1999: We opened our award-winning site Ancientimports.com with a ton of help
from family friend Kendrick Erickson.
2002: We joined VCoins as charter members. Back then VCoins consisted of 20
dealers but with the vision and direction of Bill Puetz it grew to nearly 150
2005: I left my career job as a window clerk with the USPS to become a full-
2020: We just finished one of our best years ever and look forward to a
Over the years we have handled and sold over 50,000 ancient coins so you can
buy with confidence knowing that we have both the experience and knowledge to
help you find the right coins for your collection.
We are based in Hazelhurst, WI where I work with my wife Melissa to offer a
large selection of interesting ancient coins at fair prices.