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by Andreas Kolle Have you ever wondered why the head of the monarchs appear to look either to the left or the right – and if there is a system with it? Short answer, it’s both complicated and fun. Long traditions for facing right Faces on coins first appeared in the 6th century BC, but … Continue reading Coins and the Importance of Where to Look
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There are not many coins that can legitimately claim to have changed the world, but the Spanish escudo is one. Struck using the abundance of gold found in the New World, the escudo (which means “shield”) quickly became a trusted international trading coin, transforming the fortunes of Spain and delivering economic prosperity to Europe. By … Continue reading Spanish Gold – The currency of conquest
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