War changes many things and the political changes are just the tip of the iceberg. Living in a country that’s at war changes the way you think, it changes your perspective on everything! And one such change that every war in history brought with itself was the disastrous plunge in the economy! But it is vital to understand that even during these gruesome times, life does not stop and the economic needs remain just as same as that during the times of peace. Various forms of alternative currencies are introduced to cope up with the economic and financial crunch.
Another year has gone by and New Year Celebrations are just around the corner. It has been a wonderful journey so far and Team Mintage World is overwhelmed with the kind of response that we have been receiving throughout the year. Today, we thought of giving you a small recap of all the exciting happenings of 2016 at Mintage World, in a nutshell. All of these little milestones have become an integral part of our treasure chest filled with memories!
New to stamp collecting? Welcome! Doesn’t matter if your collection is big or small, you are a pro or a beginner, this hobby will always give you a reason to smile! Still contemplating if you want to jump into it completely? Take a look at some reasons why you should do it right away!
Hello, everyone! Interested in building Numismatic as your hobby? But do not know from where to start? So keeping in mind about the beginners, we have brought the basics of Numismatics for you. Today we have got few amazing Numismatics facts to add to your knowledge. So get little curious and let’s get started.
A Coin finds a Collector ! This statement does look enigmatic but in many cases it happens and in my case it is entirely true.
I had spent my childhood in a small town where there were no coin dealers and the hobby was hardly pursued by anybody.
During my school days, going to a temple situated a couple of kilometres on dusty road was part of my daily routine. The last kilometre passed through an old market place which was in dilapidated state and there was hardly any commercial activity as all the shops were shut. Many of those closed shops were in the courtyards of the residential houses. One such shop cum residence had fine murals of peacock in shining bright colours. Though I never had any knowledge about art and its technique – I liked the paintings and never missed looking at those paintings and admiring them. Perhaps, being an art lover is the first ‘requirement’ for a coin collector. Continue reading A Coin finds a Collector !
Before money was introduced, cowry shells/seashells, beads of various types; and in India, cows were medium of exchange. But who introduced the first coins which can also be counted among the world’s oldest coins?
There is no end to debate on claiming a certain coins as world’s first coin. The debate is not likely to die down soon. Continue reading World’s Oldest Coins!