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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.

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.