Situated on the eastern shoreline of the vast Adriatic Sea, Albania is a land of eagles. Its area is slightly larger than Manipur state and consists of mountainous highlands and coastal lowlands. The natives call themselves Shqipetar (Son of Eagle) and are recognized by ethnologists as pre-Balkhan people who were perhaps the decedents of the Pelasgians and Illyrians. Their coinage, just like its scenic beauty is diverse and elegant. So let’s dive right through and trace the journey on how the coins of Albania took its form.
Let us learn the history of Afghanistan through the study of Afghan coins today. Be it Alexander the Great, Scythian tribes, Huns, Turks, Genghis Khan, Timur, Mughals, Persians, Arabs, British, or the Soviets, This land has seen it all. Officially known as the Islamic State of Afghanistan or just Afghanistan commonly, its name translates to the ‘Land of Afghans’. Continue reading Afghan Coins – Coins of the World (Part 1)
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is one of the most loved Prime Ministers today. His appointment of an equal number of men and women in his Parliament, the appointment of Noble Laureates as Members of Parliament, etc gained him immense respect. He recently opened doors to immigrants from United States of America (US) as well as other countries. But how much do you know about the coins of Canada and the history of this beautiful country?
Manufacturing fake currency or counterfeit money is illegal in every country as they are produced without the consent of the Central Bank or the Government. It can lead to major setbacks on the economic stability of a country. More circulating money means that its value depreciates over time which in turn leads to inflation. It also results in mistrust among people decreasing acceptability of money and sharemarket value. Trade is the most affected when merchants have to face immense losses as fake notes are not reimbursed by banks of other countries.
Coins without symbols are incomplete. Symbols play a very important role in defining a coin. The prominent ones that are seen on the obverse or the reverse of the coins are the dynastic emblems or symbols. Other than these symbols we see other motifs that are sometimes referred to as secondary or auxiliary symbols.
Distant sounds of ringing Jingle Bells are slowly approaching closer and becoming louder. Can you hear them? And these sounds are building up excitement in the air! Just two more days to go for the world’s most popular celebration – Christmas! Time for unwrapping Santa’s goodies, time for decorating Christmas trees, time for fun and frolic! When it’s time to shout out Merry Christmas with all your heart, Mintage World presents some coins and stamps of 2016 celebrating the true spirit of the season!
Though Mintage World is a venture that was established by an Indian Company – Ultra Group of Industries, it has managed to cross borders and win the hearts of many. It was a defining moment when Team Mintage World participated in one of the World’s Most Awaited Currency Shows – World’s Fair of Money 2016 that was held from 9th to 13th August at Anaheim, California.
The Venetian Ducats were gold and silver coins that gained international acceptance for the trade between Europe and Asia from the 14th century BCE to 18th century BCE. The word ducat comes from the Medieval Latin ducatus meaning “relating to a duke (or dukedom)”, and initially meant “duke’s coin” or a “duchy’s coin”. One of the most popular of ducats was the Gold Ducat of Venice.
Coin collecting is one of the most popular hobbies in the world. It is a great way to learn about the historical, political and economical aspects of a country. But as they say, you need to start somewhere. If you have been thinking for a while about collecting coins, here are some basic coin collecting tips and tricks that will get you started!
Which type are you? Someone who likes to have his/ her tea on sofa, put their legs up and watch the raindrops trickle down the windows or someone who likes to go out there and get all drenched? Whichever type you are; you can’t not fall in love with rains! We thought of giving the monsoons a Mintage World twist. Starting with the ancient Indian musical raga, Raag malhar