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Have you ever wondered why different kinds of money are called what they are? Why a pound is called a pound and a peso called a peso?┬áHere in this blog we will look at the world currencies and their etymological origins. Let’s see a few currencies names from all around the world and their possible meanings and origins.

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The Mintage World Team comprises of experts, researchers and writers from the field of Philately, Notaphily and Numismatics who try to shed light on some of the most interesting aspects of coins, banknotes and stamps from not just India but across the globe as well.

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Evolving From Barter To Coins In India

These little pieces of metal struck with different designs each tell a story. They have evolved of a period of many centuries. Coins in India were first struck c. 6th century BCE. They were also one of the first coins to ever be struck worldwide. But what happened before that? Why was the need for coins felt? What did people use before the advent of coins?

Continue reading Evolving From Barter To Coins In India

The Mintage World Team comprises of experts, researchers and writers from the field of Philately, Notaphily and Numismatics who try to shed light on some of the most interesting aspects of coins, banknotes and stamps from not just India but across the globe as well.