Coins and History Front Page Test


How Coins can be used to show the history of Civilizations


last revision: Oct. 17th, 2019

There is nothing more fascinating than collecting coins, all history is summed up in them... they are the story of humanity.
W.H. Valentine, (1856-1927)

This site attempts to link coins to the history surrounding them. Coins of certain countries are listed and what facts known about their striking or casting are explained. When the pedigree or story of how the coin was acquired is of interest, this is listed.

Areas covered:

  • Ancient Coins: Pre Roman & Roman Civilizations: Greek States, Egypt, Carthage, Persian Empire.
    Rome
  • Early Independent Countries of Latin America & Brazil (Brasil).
    countries in South America
  • France
  • Poland

Ancients We would like classify the regions and periods issuing coins rather than the traditional listing of Greek & Roman. Hopefully this can lead to a better understanding of how to link the coins and Kingdoms, Empires, City-States, Republics, and Peoples making them.

Latin America The early Independent Nations era is the period from the proclamations of Independence (1810) until about 1860. A few significant Spanish colonial issues are included. Because of Brazil’s unique history, almost the entire period of Brazilian /Portuguese coinage is covered (1694- present).

There will be a section on conservation methods and perhaps on coin grading and storage. If you have coins that you wish covered, please email me.