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 Macquarie. These coins become known as the holey dollar, both the inside and out were used as a currency. 1825 the ‘Sterling Silver Money Act’ as passed by The English Parliament made British coins the only recognised currency in Australia. 1849…
Faces of a Political Coin
A society depends greatly on the person who is leading it. If a leader is just and morally sound, his/her society prospers and flourishes. However, if a leader is corrupt and abuses his/her power, the society inevitably falls into turmoil and disaster. Suzanne Collins represents this through Katniss Everdeen, as she demonstrates through Katniss’s inner thoughts why President Alma Coin is eliminated and not given the chance to become leader of Panem. In Mockingjay,…
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…
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…
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…
The one-cent coin was the first piece of currency authorized by the United States government in 1793. Also included was the half-cent, dime and quarter-dollar. Today, one will probably not recognize the name or face of the half-cent. This is because it was discontinued in 1857 due to its lack of value and failure to facilitate trade. In recent years, the penny has taken to many of the same effects the half-cent had in the mid-1800’s. The penny has lost its value in the functioning economy and…
thank for that. The penny represents the foundation of our country and shows how much we have grown as a nation. But there has been a lot of controversy on whether or not the penny should be kept due to the fact it cost more to make the penny than it is to use it as currency. The United States penny should not be taken out of the United States currency, but should be made with different materials.
When the Penny was made in 1792 the original material to make it was 100% Copper. At that time…