Category: World coins


History of Mexican coins

Learn the beginnings and developments of the Mexican coinage. The modern Mexican currency, peso, is derived from the coins issued by Spain during its rule...

Collecting Mexican coins

Explore Mexico by collecting Mexican coins. Discover that the Mexican mint was the first coin mint established in the Americas. Collecting world coins from Mexico...

What are Canadian coins made of?

An article on the intrinsic composition and magnetic qualities of Canadian coins. Learn about the intrinsic composition and Canadian coin metal content. Nickel and ferrous...

Indian gold coin collecting

Indian gold coins were first minted in 100 AD during the Kushan Empire. The early gold Indian dynastic coins were adorned with the image of...

Ancient coins of India

Be fascinated with the rare Indian dynastic coins. Travel through the Indian coin history and get the best tips on how to start your collection...

Ancient Greek coins collecting

Tips on how to start your old Greek coin collection. Read about the history of the Greek coinage. Identify ancient Greek coins and learn how...

How were ancient Chinese coins made?

Ancient China had developed an ingenious coin making process. Read this world coin collecting guide to the practices and techniques employed by ancient Chinese in...

Chinese knife money

Cowrie shells, jade pieces and spade moneys are among the earliest form of coinage in China. One form of ancient Chinese currency is the Chinese...

Chinese spade coins

Derived from a farmer’s tool, different variations of spade moneys were used as forms of coinage in ancient China. This early form of currency became...

Ancient Chinese coins

Three thousand years of development produced an astounding variety of coins from ancient China. Guide on the different kinds of coins cast in China since...