Largest Christensen Agate Guinea

One Inch Christensen Agate GuineaThis Christensen Agate “guinea” marble, the largest example known to exist, sold recently for US $2,627.99.

At one inch in diameter, this marble came from a group of three that were almost certainly prototypes of the Christensen Agate guinea marble style that today is one of the most collectible.

I think its new owner should take this spectacular treasure on tour to all the marble shows and charge collectors just $10 to hold it for one minute (in a padded room of course, with everyone wearing gloves).

I’d be first in line.

Picture courtesy of Alan’s Marble Connection store.

2 Responses to “Largest Christensen Agate Guinea”

  1. rick Says:

    How can you tell the difference between old and new marbles?I have two Clear colours with marks on the end were they were seperated,bubbles inside.Someone told me they were play marbles not hand made?One site said if they had bubbles they were hand made.Im lost know are they old or new??Please helpAre roller marks different then seperation marks?

  2. james shelton Says:

    i would like to know if you could tell me a site to buy these marbles cuz my uncle make lames out of them years back and now he has cancer and would like to make them again in spare time!!!!!!!!!!!

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