History in Your Hands

By Joel Anderson
Coins are little pieces of history. They proclaim the triumphs and collapses of past nations and civilizations, yet, as historical objects come and go, they are relatively inexpensive. Coins of Ancient Rome can be had for less than $10 (cheap, considering what a dinner out costs, and coins lasts a lot longer too!).

Circulating coins reflect the character of the nations that issued them. For example, the grandeur of classical Greek coins. Or the dreary coins of Nazi Germany or the USSR, which show little more than a denomination on one side and a national symbol on the other. Or the multi-lingual coins of Yugoslavia and Palestine, countries now torn apart due to civil wars.

Coins witness the birth and death of nations. Now is a fascinating time to collect coins and paper money due to the breakup of the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia, creating numerous new nations, and the potential unification of the economies of Western Europe and the creation of a common currency.


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