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Treizains de mariage and other love tokens
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Treizains de mariage and other love tokens

Medals are often commemorative, and is there any event in life more worth commemorating than a wedding? However, alongside this timeless classic there is also a more intimate, more religious, and less well-known tradition known in French as the treiza(...)
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Polymer banknotes
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Polymer banknotes

The history of banknotes stretches back a very long time, although one might not think so at first, and the material used to make them has never stopped evolving over the centuries  Counterfeiting is not plain sailing Banknotes were originally made of(...)
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Coin weights
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Coin weights

Prior to the 20th century (and even later depending on the country), the weight (or rather the mass to be more precise) of a coin reigned supreme. Furthermore, the face value of the coin often referred to the corresponding weight. For example, the pou(...)
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The British coat of arms as a monetary puzzle
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The British coat of arms as a monetary puzzle

In 2005, the Royal Mint held a competition to design a new series of British coins and received more than 4,000 entries. Of those, it was the engraver, medallist and designer Matthew Dent who came out on top with a design which is original to say the (...)
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The 5 most beautiful latest series from the Monnaie de Paris
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The 5 most beautiful latest series from the Monnaie de Paris

Christmas is just around the corner, and it is the perfect time for joy, eye-catching items, and rediscovering the expertise of a thousand-year-old monetary institution. The prestigious Monnaie de Paris (Paris Mint) captivates us every year with its c(...)
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Top 11 animals featured on ancient coins
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Top 11 animals featured on ancient coins

Emblems, myths, symbols… There’s no doubt about it: be they gods or myths, emblems or parables, terrifying or powerful, fighting or posing, immobile or in motion, animals are everywhere to be found on ancient coins. Allow us to present our non-exhaust(...)
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