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10 Nov 2020

The Coin Dedicated to the Scientists Searching for a COVID-19 Vaccine

Coins - World | coinsbygary

When I first saw a recently released French 2020 2-Euro coin dedicated to medical research, I knew I had to have it. The coin comes packaged in three unique blister packs, and the maximum mintage is 100,000 coins per pack. The coins are bimetallic with a copper-nickel outer ring and a nickel-brass clad nickel center. They are 25.75 mm in diameter weighing 8.5 grams. Two euros of the 10-euro purchase price will be donated to the Foundation de France.

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17 Feb 2018

How the first bankers (goldsmiths) created money

Exonumia | Prospector

The goldsmiths as early bankers provided safekeeping services for the gold bars and coins that was held in their vaults and made a profit by charging vault storage fees. In return the goldsmiths issued "deposit receipts" for the gold placed in storage. People would take these deposit receipts back to the goldsmith whenever they needed gold to buy something. So the buyer paid the seller in gold then the seller placed his gold in the vault at the goldsmiths office for safe keeping. Eventually everyone soon found out that it was easier to use the "deposit receipts" to buy something. Thus the "deposit receipts" became the first notes.

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20 May 2015

2 Collectibles Around the House!

| CMCC

This blog is six weeks late, but whatever, here it is!

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01 Mar 2015

The Coins of the Albecq Hoard (1995)

Medieval Coins | RvO Numismatics

As part of our research in to the medieval lion groat (gros compagnon or leeuwengroot), we have looked at another coin hoard containing these coins. This time it was the Albecq Hoard found in 1995, on Guernsey. A place we did not expect lion groats to have circulated.

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