Numismatic History

Top 4 Most Read

All Articles

The not so secret code in the euro coin rolls

The euro coin rolls have a standardized code for the entire Eurozone. Let's see what it is and how it works.

Germany’s mint marks are A, D, F, G, and J. What about the other letters?

In the coins of Germany there is a letter: A, D, F, G, and J, the German mint marks. We see what they mean and how they were assigned.

The irony in the last coins of the Soviet Union

The last coins of the Soviet Union wanted to show progress and technological advancement. Instead, they serve as a reminder of its collapse.

The coins of Edward VIII of England that actually circulated

I get asked what coins of Edward VIII of England actually circulated, so here's a quick list of the 13 coins and the error that did.

This is what the Denmark euro coins would have looked like

Even though Denmark rejected the euro in 2004, it had their own coin designs ready in case they decided to adopt it. We take a look at them.

What are notgeld coins and notes? The World War I German emergency money explained

In WWI Germany, cities issued their own coins and banknotes, called notgeld. We take a look at what they are and at its history.

The non-selected designs for the common side of the Euro coins: what could have been, but wasn’t

In 1996, the European Commission launched a contest to select the design of Euro coins. They were 8 non-selected designs, 8 losers. They were these ones.