“Here you go Clover”
I stare at Jeff the zoo keeper, while he drops a gold coin into my tank. When he walks away, I slowly slide down from my perch that was up on top of the fake little rainbow, that they had given me for my tank. I didn’t like the rainbow that much, but I guess it will have to do. In my opinion the rainbows back home were the best. Colors mixed perfectly in the golden rays of the sunlight. The rainbow in my tank was the complete opposite. It had a glare from my warm yellow tank light and the colors were all wrong. As for the house Jeff had given me, I’d say it’s okay. It was this little house positioned on a fake tree stump with fake leaves on the top. To the giants outside of my tank it looked perfect and real, but from my point of view it was wretched and fake. I snap out of my little day dream and slowly tiptoe towards the shiny coin. I see no one in sight. Perfect. Reaching my hand out I slowly curl…
Uncleaned Ancient Coins Guide - The Antique Store - Joshua Lee
[ Figure 1:1 ]
Some olive oil
Lots of time and patience
Good lighting source [ Natural light works best ]
Notes before reading
Please read the sections below first before a cleaning attempt is started:
I have doubts about cleaning. I may damage it.
1] Place coins on a flat surface with good lighting. I…
“Gold Coin Fifty Day Robbing Spree”, the camera slowly zooms out, having the picture focus perfectly on a gentleman’s frown. Reaching for his freshly poured water the man crumbles the newspaper fast out of frustration. Detective Henry Goober hasn’t received much sleep since the day he almost caught Gold Coin. The camera cuts to the train moving fast in motion with scenery of mountains off in the distance. The diegetic sound of rain hitting the window increases in volume with the reflection of…
Ancient Chinese Currency
Surprisingly, the unit of shell coins is the Chinese word peng which means friend. Ancient China’s currency has been transforming since 1675 BC. They weren’t only the first to discover paper but research proves to believe that they were also the first to establish the first form of paper money. The way they have created and come up with their currency has changed miraculously. Over time, Ancient China’s currency has had many transformations and the…
Did you know that more than 671 million troy ounces of silver are mined yearly? That is equal to more than 46,011,428 pounds of silver! The word silver comes from the Anglo-Saxon word seolfor. Along with the words purple and orange, there is no word in the English language that rhyme with the word silver. Silver is a metallic metal with the atomic number of forty-seven, out of the 118 elements on the periodic table, silver is the best reflector of light. Prior to 1965, all…
provides a unique story that have been qualified through numerous amounts of research, archaeological digs, among other sources. However, objects provide a very challenging discourse.
In the world of Ancient Greece, the application of coins proved to be an asset to the Ancient Greeks and have transcended to the likes of international currency in modern times. The coins of Alexander the Great were the embodiment of such an important asset. By tracing the biography of such coinage, the value of…
of propaganda, or simply as a means of documentation.
In the Roman Republic, coinage served as goods themselves, in a system of bartering, not like money used in modern times. Early Roman coins were stamped on the obverse only, serving as a display of the person or city responsible for the minting of each coin. The reverse was introduced as a means of distinguishing each denomination, to indicate the mint or mint-master, or to commemorate an event or personal achievement.
Coinage in Rome…
To what face, lays in between the leathery strips of a wallets. That cotton fiber paper that possess an image of a founding father. If one is lucky enough to hold this paper currency, that individual is capable of looking back hundreds of years; reveling history. For the average paper currency withholds an image of a former individual who risked blood, sweat, and tears, for citizens of America to live in a democratic country. The Argument is made that one unlucky political figure shall be…
The Royal Australian Mint
Coins, look in your pockets, in your wallet. Do you know where they came from how they were made. Well the answer to that lies at the mint within the walls under the roof.
There are many assets of the mint but first the history of the mint and Australian coins.
1800 First came the proclamation coins caused by Governor King fixing the price of all foreign coins brought into Australia. 1813 40,000 round holes where punched out of Spanish dollars order by Governor…
They were essential from an economic standpoint, but they also could convey a message to both a kingdom's citizens and foreign kingdoms. For instance, women were traditionally rarely minted on coins (unless they were goddesses), since many societies believed that women were unimportant or unworthy of such an honor. This began to change around Selene's time, first with her own mother, then with Fulvia (one of Marc Anthony's early wives), and even Octavia. Still, to be minted on a coin was a…