What is numismatics and who such numismatists
Since ancient times, people to collect something. Books, statues, paintings, vases, wardrobe items, tableware items, various postcards, stickers - collecting items brought joy and pleasure. But, besides purely aesthetic pleasure,…

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Medieval coins (ca. 500-1500)
Medieval coins (ca. 500-1500)The Middle Ages spanned 1,000 years of European history, starting with the earliest chased coins of the German successor states of the Roman Empire during the Great…

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Franz Joseph I Commemorative Coins
From December 2, 1848, Franz Joseph I was Emperor of the Austrian Empire and King of Bohemia, Apostolic King of Hungary. Franz Ripl in 1829 gave the emperor the idea…

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Interesting facts about coins

Money constantly appears in our world. In any country, in any currency and in any form, be it paper or metallic money, but only thanks to them can we get something. We want to introduce you closer to one of the variants of money, with coins. And so are some interesting facts about coins. The information will be interesting to both experienced numismatists and novice treasure hunters, who for the first time took the metal detector in their hands and went to the cop in the field. 1 In the history of Athens, there was a coin, for which they gave more than 300 thousand dollars at auction. The Athenian coin was valued at 300 thousand dollars 2 In ancient China, even before our era, coins were poured in various forms, not just as we used to see round. Thus were created coins in the form of knives, bells, keys, etc. Coins of ancient China had an unusual shape. 3 There was also a miniature coin, the weight of which was only 0.17 grams. There was such in Russia and equated to only 1/4 penny. The smallest coin of Russia with a quarter-kopek nominal value 4 In the struggle for “beauty”, the Mexican coin won, which is decorated with the national emblem of Mexico and the Aztec calendar. The Mexican coin is recognized as the most beautiful in the world. 5 In 2011, the world was able to see a coin that weighs more than a ton, and it was made more than 99% of gold. Poured such a whopper in Australia, in the city of Perth. It is equal to 1 million Austrian dollars, and its price itself is more than 54 million American dollars. The heaviest coin weighs more than 1 ton. 6 Do you know that coins can act not only as money, but also “judge” the quality of alcohol? In Germany, residents are tasting beer. They put a coin on the foam and, if it does not go to the bottom of the glass, it means that the beer is of excellent quality. German beer lovers use coins to evaluate the quality of a drink. 7 In 1740, a coin existed in Nepal, the weight of which was 0.002 grams. They made it from other coins, larger ones. This coin weighing 0.002 grams was made of larger coins. 8 Did you know that the word “penny” exists thanks to Ivan the Terrible? On silver money, a prince with a spear was depicted, and Grozny created a decree, from which it followed that such coins should be called “penny.” The denomination penny appeared thanks to Ivan the Terrible 9 Coins also serve as a talisman for many nations. For example, the Americans leave the dollar for good luck from the first paycheck, the Germans make holes in the coins and wear a pendant around their necks, while Russians throw a coin or two into the sea to return to their favorite place. Regular coins can serve as a talisman 10 Modern coins are created not only to be able to pay for purchases, but also so that it is a rarity and an expensive product, thanks to which you can create auctions and all sorts of “note” events. Take a look and you to yourself on the mezzanine, maybe there you will find something that has a price of more than a million. Not rubles, of course.

Interesting facts from the history of collecting
The origins of collecting lead in antiquity. Notable people collected antiques and art objects and decorated them at home. In the I-II century BC in ancient Rome, the market of…

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Crusader coins (ca. 1095-1523)
It is unlikely that there will be events that have had such a strong influence on the social and cultural development of the medieval world from the 11th to the…

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Grodno found an unusual coin and counts on tips coin collectors
Near the fenced construction site in the very center of Grodno Grodno resident Anatoly Pozharov found a coin, the history of which probably sends us a few centuries ago. On…

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