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01 Jan 2021

The oldest coin

Coins | xaviera

I wondered what is the oldest coin in existence so I did some research and I discovered the oldest coin in existence is the Lydian Stater here is what it said according to different scholars, the Lydian Stater is considered the world's oldest coin still around. Made of a mix of gold and silver called electrum, these early coins were minted around 600 BCE in the kingdom of Lydian in the modern country of Turkey.



Level 3

Wow very interesting


Level 4

Excellent numismatic trivia :-) I actually did not know this, thanks!


Level 6

Nicely researched. Makes a great blog. Thanks.

Electrum is such an interesting natural alloy. Ancient coins minted with this metal have a unique color.


Level 5

I didn't know that either. Thanks for sharing your research! Keep up the good work.

It's Mokie

Level 6

Love the idea of intrinsic value placed on a piece of metal to facilitate trade. Sure beats trying to negotiate how many cows you trade for a spouse. (: Thanks for an interesting look at the origins of numismatics.


Level 6

Great research! Thanks for the information ; )


Level 5

We may never know ? Trade was started with all kinds of things. The first coin? Wonder what it really was? Nice blog idea.


Level 6

Nice research


Level 5

...and so begins the numismatic age! Your blog is very interesting, and these kinds of facts are what draw me to this hobby.


Level 5

Cool, thanks for the info! I read somewhere that a long time ago before they made coins shells were used as their currency


Level 7

Thanks for the research . That's what makes a blog. I will also chexk. I love a challenge!!


Level 5

Thank you! I have heard about those! Keep writing great blogs!

I. R. Bama

Level 5

Thank you I didn't know that


Level 5

That sounds pretty cool, unfortunately I know almost nothing ancient coins, so the more you're willing to share, the more I'm willing to learn. Nice blog.


Level 5

Thank you! I have heard of those. I love that you did your research! Cheers, NM

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