A Brief History About Collecting Coins from Pasadena Coin

Here's more information on coins from your Pasadena coin store. To the non-collectors, coin collecting can be seen as just a lame hobby to pass time; a way to feed on curiosity or wonder. The reality is that coin collecting is so much more than that. A Brief History of the Use of Metal Coins Back in the ancient times, the way to acquire something that is necessary for daily living was through bartering of other important goods or items. People would exchange their cattle, sheep skin or agricultural produce for land, other food or clothing. Later, with the growing knowledge and interest of people with metals like silver or gold, demand for these items led them to become the “currency” for acquiring goods. This new medium of trade became successful because of the convenience of exchange process that soon after, monetary values were assigned to these metals. During the time of Abraham, “shekal” was the unit of value of both silver and gold. Although one cannot really say who, when and how the first coin was minted, it was still agreed in history that the first minted coin was released in the islands of Greece. Later, Persians and Romans [...]