These are really interesting coins and I don't know much about them. While the tetradrachms were minted for many years with different variations and quality of strike, by far the most common are the "mid mass coinage" issue of 440-404 BC.
It seems that massive hoards of these have been discovered somewhat recently, such that NGC has now graded over 13,000 of them and there are doubtless many more ungraded. The morgan dollar of the ancient world?
Interestingly, at the top end of the grading spectrum (NGC Star) there are only about 400, and in Mint State Star there are ~150. So while there are a ton of these coins available, the top end is still pretty scarce. Prices are all over the place based mostly on eye appeal.
Is there anyone here who is an expert in these, or an enthusiastic collector? Or does most everyone just buy one or two for type if they're interested and call it a day (that describes me for sure).
Anyone have an NGC Star example?