Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Antique Gold Coins

According to history, King Croesus of Lydia was the one who introduced gold coins around 643-630 B.C. A pale yellow mixture of gold and silver called the electrum was a natural resource in Lydia. As people did not know how to separate these two metals, the first gold coins were a mixture of gold and silver.

In 560 B.C., the Lydians found out a way to separate gold from silver. At last, real gold coins were produced along with silver coins, although gold was considered to be more precious than silver. In 546 B.C., the Lydians captured Persian army and when the Persians walked around the Lydian kingdom, they were astonished with the gold coins. The Persians started learning to mint gold coins and after some time they used them for trading.

In the past, one of the most progressive nations in the world was Persia and they popularized the used of gold coins around the world. As a result, gold coins became an important currency for commerce. Many nations used them for trading and for some people, collecting gold coins became a way to accumulate wealth.

After many centuries, gold coins were stopped being used as a currency in 1933 because most countries considered them too expensive. There are some gold colored coins today, but they do not contain any gold.

The beauty and historical value of antique gold coins have been making a very valuable.

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28 comments: on "Antique Gold Coins"

Rumah Islami said...

wooowwww......beatiful..

Poison-Tech' blog said...

something like,, old gold style??
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budi said...

wow...berapa harganya kalau dicairkan,....hehe..

tito said...

beatiful gold, i like it :)

Euroangel said...

wow I love antiques too...thanks for sharing!!
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eddie said...

pesona emas...... antik lagi..... cakep bos....

Tips PDA said...

that "things" is really antique

MoneyEnergy said...

I've written about how to buy gold here:
http://www.getmoneyenergy.com/2008/06/top-gold-and-silver-dealers/

lunaticg said...

That is priceless collection...
See you around.

Ir. hydir said...

good antique items
have you heard of "buluh perindu"

really powerful item .. :)

Vidi said...

coin juga menjadi simbol suatu kerajaan
Mas Hydir...buluh perindu apaan ya...kok jadi lupa

Zamakhsyari said...

gimana nih cARA NGELINK

B S K said...

nice ....
jika saja aku ponya satu cincin tersebut :D

shelo's garden said...

wow .. is that a ring? It looks pretty gorgeous..

can we exchange links? Thanks

Body said...

Wow a ring anti here :)

J O N K said...

wow, this amazing :)

Druids said...

Probably worth a fortune now

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Maya O.Z.K said...

i want it a lot! hehe..

Joshuá Salas said...

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alnect computer said...

kerennn........

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