Thursday, August 11, 2016

Why Museums Hate Ancient Coins

Why Museums Hate Ancient Coins
By Mike Markowitz August 10, 2016

AS COLLECTORS OF ANCIENT COINS, one of the most Frequently Asked Questions we encounter is “Don’t these things belong in museums?” The answer, sometimes with a patient sigh, sometimes with a snort of derision, is an emphatic, “No!”

The Dirty Little Secret is that museums hate ancient coins.

Or, to put it more accurately, most museum curators and officials would be happy not to have to deal with them.

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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

*** CollectCasais *** A tour through my postcards-cities collection from Austria - here

Saturday, November 7, 2015

New Belarusian coins and banknotes in 2016

"Last chance to be a millionaire: see what new Belarusian money will look like!
Belarus will cut four zeros from its money on 1 July 2016. Coins will appear.
There will be seven denominations - 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500 rubles, as well as eight coin denominations - 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 kopeikas, 1 and 2 rubles.
The new desing of money follows the idea "My country Belarus". Each banknote will be dedicated to one of the regions of Belarus in alphabetic order: the 5 ruble banknote will show the imega of Brest region, 10 rubles - the image of Vitebsk region and so on.
Coins will have the Coat of arms on the obverse and the denomination number on the reverse.
From 1 July 2016 to 31 December 2016 old and new money will be used simultaneously and will be accepted in kinds of payments without restriction.
After that old banknotes can be replaced by new ones without restrictions and additional fees in the period from 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2019 at the National Bank, banks and non-bank credit and financial institutions of Belarus. In the period from 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2021 they can be replaced at the National Bank."
Иллюстрация с сайта Нацбанка Беларуси

Monday, October 12, 2015

World Coins Chat topics on Numista

Very interesting topic with a list of some countries and its information in which regards coinage.

Taking into example: Kazahkstan (posts by JOKINEN from Numista website:

Kazakhstan is a landlocked country in Central Asia bordering Russia, China, and Uzbekistan. It has a population of 21 million stretched out over a very large territory which makes Kazakhstan one of the most sparsely populated countries in the world.

Flag of Kazakhstan

The Kazakh steppes were mostly populated by nomadic tribes. Genghis Khan conquered the area for the Mongol Empire in the 13th century. In later centuries Kazakhstan was loosely organised by Turkic tribes. Russian expansion to the east reached Kazakhstan from the 18th century.

Kazakhstan became an independent country after the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1991. Since 1989 Nursultan Nazerbayev has been the undisputed leader of the country. Kazakhstan's economy is mainly based on oil and mining, and after more than a decade of growth and rapid development now suffers from the recent fall in commodity prices.


Map of Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan's national currency is the Tenge, derived from the silver Tenga that was used in Central Asia until the early 20th century. The Tenge was introduced in 1993 to replace the Ruble at 500 Rubles per Tenge. The currency was weak in the 1990's but pretty stable in the decade after at a rate of around 130/$. However, the recent collapse in commodity prices have caused the Tenge to devaluate 30% in 2015. There are now around 250 Tenge/$

The first series dates from 1993 with coins from 1 Tiyin to 20 Tenge. In 1998 a new series was introduced with coins from 1 to 50 Tenge with a 100 Tenge added in 2002. Kazakh coins are quite easy to find, but the larger denominations of 1993 are a bit harder to find. "

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Roman Coins for swap or for sale

Parte da minha coleção encontra-se disponível para trocas ou venda.
Part of my collection is available for swaps or for sale.

Click here (Roman Coins) to read and see more.

Friday, May 8, 2015

An historical overview through Austria coins

I´m just back from Austria and I just noticed that I have a few interesting pieces of history that I am sharing with you (you can click in the obverse image to expand. Obverse in a small image might be expanded as well)