23 Oct 2017  Mon

The tiniest currency of Britain traces its history from 13th century. The first farthing coin was an experiment tried around 1216 AD in the reign of King Henry III.

It was the time, when people use to cut a penny int...

23 Oct 2017  Mon

Hey all… Hope you doing well! We are back again with some interesting Gupta coins. Lastly, we had a detailed look at the coins of Samudragupta. Today we will glance at the coins of Chandragupta II.

Chandragupta II ...

23 Oct 2017  Mon

Mughal Emperor Jahangir was son of Akbar the great. He was fourth Mughal Emperor of India. He was born in the city of Fatehpur Sikri, near Agra. His real name was Nur-ud-din Muhammad Salim, but he took the title ‘Jahangir...

23 Oct 2017  Mon

The third king of the Mughal dynasty to occupy the throne of Delhi was Jalaluddin Muhammad Akbar. He was born on October 15, 1542, at the house of a Rajput chieftain Rana Vishal at Ambarkot. At the age of thirteen years Akbar...

23 Oct 2017  Mon

Fifty six years before the Great Revolt, the warrior queen of Kittur from southern India waged a heroic war against the British.

This Queen of Kittur was known as Kittur Rani Channamma. She was born in 1778 CE and wa...

23 Oct 2017  Mon

The Royal couple - Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth II is going to celebrate 70 years of their marriage in 2017. The Royal Mint is organising the Platinum Wedding Anniversary and releasing 11 different coins on this special ...

23 Oct 2017  Mon

The Royal Canadian Mint released a Reverse Proof .999 fine silver $50 coin shaped like the Stanley Cup which is the most desired award in NHL championship. 2017 marks the 125 anniversary of Stanley Cup and it is featured on a...

23 Oct 2017  Mon

A talk on the history of Vietnamese banknotes will be held on 29th October at 2.45pm at N Square, 51 To Ngoc Van Street, Hanoi, by the Friends of Vietnam Heritage (FVH). The presentation will be given by the one who designed ...

23 Oct 2017  Mon

New Zealand Post released two versions of its Grow Your Own stamps on 4th October. One comes with embedded seeds while the other is seedless. Six hexagonal stamps feature herbs and vegetables. Two $1 stamps depict basil and c...

21 Oct 2017  Sat

History mostly highlights only those sons of the emperor who became their successor. Hardly the other children are mention but numismatics gives you a chance to understand the political atmosphere of that time through coinage...

21 Oct 2017  Sat

The very well known Spink & Son is an auction and collectible company known for their sales of coins, banknotes, stock, medals, stamps, etc. Every now and then various auctions keep on taking place. Have a look at the follow...

21 Oct 2017  Sat

Roman Republic introduced coinage later than its neighbours. The Roman coinage was greatly influenced by the Greek coinage. Early period of Roman coinage saw bronze ingots with the Aes rude came later into existence. The weig...

21 Oct 2017  Sat

Pandit Nain Singh Rawat was one of the first of the late 19th century Indian explorers to explore the Himalayas for the British. Rawat was born on 21th October, 1830, in Milam village from the valley of Johar, present day Utt...

18 Oct 2017  Wed

James Earle Fraser’s Indian Head 5-cent piece was introduced in 1913 and was circulated till 1938. They featured a Native American on the obverse and bison on the reverse. Unlike any other US coin, Carvers modified the coin...

18 Oct 2017  Wed

It is believed that three young shepherds from Portugal - Lucia Santos along with her cousins Jacinta and Francisco Marto saw the Virgin Mary in six apparitions between 13th May and 13th October 1917. A commemorative €2 coi...

18 Oct 2017  Wed

19th-century United States gold coins are counterfeited extensively. High-quality fakes were also produced in the 1960s. The NGC received one such fake coin which looks exactly like a 1862-S Liberty Head Quarter Eagle. The or...

18 Oct 2017  Wed

The January 2018 New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC) Auction is going to offer a historical coin issued during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I.

There was a constant conflict between Catholic Spain and...

18 Oct 2017  Wed

The year 2018 will witness some serious magic as The United Nations Postal Administration will honour World Health Day, International Music Day, International Day of Friendship and a space conference on stamps. Also, several ...

18 Oct 2017  Wed

There are official reports that the Central Bank of Vietnam is going to import more equipment and materials for printing their banknotes. Organisations with a permission to import equipment and materials for printing banknote...

18 Oct 2017  Wed

Prince Khurram was nearly 35 years old when he sat on the Mughal throne with the title Shah Jahan. He succeeded his father Jahangir in the year 1627. The meaning of the word Shah Jahan is ‘King of the world’. He was the t...