American National Forests on Coins
The forest is considered as the piece of land with many trees, animals and other flora and fauna vertebrates. We all depend on the forest, sometimes in the air we breathe or in the woods to make our furniture. Forest provided habitat not only for animals but also for all living organisms. The ecosystem of forest plays a vital role in offering watershed protection, prevent soil erosion and mitigate climate change. Forest also plays a vital role in stabilizing the climate; providing food and water for all living organisms, wood products, and medicines; and for supporting the world’s biodiversity. We all depend on forests, whether directly or indirectly for our livelihood. Besides forest plays an important role in our day-to- day life we can see that the quantity of forest in getting existent. Keeping this in mind the importance of Forest America had issued coins with the theme of forest. So, today we will discuss some of the commemorative coins of the USA that depict American National Forests on coins.
On 7th June 1893, a young practicing lawyer was thrown off a train in South Africa for refusing to comply with the travel rules of ‘racial segregation’. The same person later became the reason for awe for the British. He is known by many names in India. Ravindranath Tagore called him Mahatma! Some call him Bapu. Some call him Gandhiji or just Gandhi. It doesn’t matter what you call him! He has a special place in the heart of every Indian. Continue reading Celebrating 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi with Coins
Every country has things that they like to boast about and coins become a very popular choice to portray the diversities of a country. Well you see, a coin is not just a legal tender or a form of money but it can also be a great platform to celebrate some special occasions or to honour and pay respect to great personalities and other important aspects of the country. Today in this blog we will see the Beautiful America: National Park Quarters that were issued in 2011.
‘Women on the throne’ was a less common picture during the ancient and medieval times but was not unheard of. A number of civilizations offer their gratitude to these fine and capable rulers who broke down the stereotypical barriers of the society and left behind a glorious legacy. The Byzantine Empire is no excuse. The Coinage of the Byzantine Empire gives an ample amount of examples of the women ruling with iron fist. Coins of Empress Irene are the testimonies of another Iron Lady of the Byzantine Empire. Continue reading Coins of Empress Irene
‘Women on the throne’ was a less common picture during the ancient and medieval times but was not unheard of. A number of civilizations offer their gratitude to these fine and capable rulers who broke down the stereotypical barriers of the society and left behind a glorious legacy. The Byzantine Empire is no excuse. The Coinage of the Byzantine Empire gives an ample amount of examples of the women ruling with iron fist. Coins of Empress Theodora speak of one such Iron Lady of the Byzantine Empire. Continue reading Coins of Empress Theodora
We are fortunate enough to share our ecosystem with animals. They enhance the natural beauty of our planet and even the most ferocious amongst them illustrate the nature with its refined and primal grace. Many artists had tried to capture this creation of nature with the brush or chisel but yet few come near to copying their perfection. Every aspect of a man’s creativity is inspired by its surroundings. Hence, it shouldn’t surprise us to see these beautiful animals depicted on coins too. One of the finest artistic representation of them are the animals on Roman coins. This coinage covers the wide variety of fauna, the embellishment of these beasts on Roman coinage is unique and awe-inspiring.
The world is a dangerous place for valuable coins. Hazards lurk in the air, in storage containers, and even on collector’s fingertips. Exposure to these hazards can subject a rare coin to irreparable damage that can greatly diminish its value. Fortunately, there are ways to guard against such risks and maintain these coins in their original and pristine condition using different coin cleaning methods. There are also ways of protecting coin investments by storing them properly. All these prudent steps can make the world a much safer place for rare coins.
Armenia is one of the few nations that have managed to survive repeated invasions, destructions and persecutions. The people have been described through the centuries as adaptable, resilient, enterprising and steadfast. In their entire course of history, Armenians have rarely played the role of the aggressor. Rather, they have excelled in producing unique architectural monuments, sculptures, illuminated manuscripts, literature, and philosophical and legal tracts. Moreover, a number of important philosophical and scientific works from other cultures have survived only in their Armenian translations. Despite all their accomplishments, history leaves a small space for Armenia, and even smaller for its coinage. Today we explore coins of Armenia and its history to make sure that they get a well-deserved place in the world.
“You have mosquitoes. I have the Press.” It is perhaps inevitable that Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Earl of Merioneth and Baron of Greenwich, will go down in the records of history as the member of the Royal Family least afraid of speaking his mind. Indeed, the Duke’s propensity for voicing his opinions on everything has bought him a rather unenviable reputation for being blunt almost to the point of an offense. However, his famously strong opinions have little to do with the fact that he has indeed the sharpest senses of humor in the Royal Family.
Known for its strength in football throughout the world, the currency of Argentina has been fascinating since its discovery. Let’s find out how and why in this part of our blog series.