After Alexander’s conquest of Persia, it is believed that he melted down the gold coins of Darius III to provide the bullion for his own gold staters. Among the most popular coins struck during Alexander’s reign were the gold distater and sater, followed by the silver tetradrachm and drachm. The drachm, containing about 4.5 grams of pure silver, features the head of Heracles (today known as Hercules) facing right on the obverse and wearing a lion skin headdress. The reverse features Zeus seated left, holding an eagle and scepter. http://ow.ly/nznV30kacEu
1875 Twenty Cent Piece. A very short lived coin, it was only around from 1875-1878. 1875 is the only year you can get for under $100 that you can actually read the details. The other years are extremely expensive. I had to grab 2 of these. It’s simply amazing. It didn’t last because it’s too close in size to the quarter. People just said screw this lol. It cost me about $175 for both of these. You can get one for way cheaper than what I paid for mine but the details are too faded. You can get one very affordable but it’ll just look like a silver pepperoni lol. I was always a little scared to post my rare coins but I don’t care as much anymore because I have them in a safety deposit box now. Should be safe. Besides my collection isn’t that impressive. I think I put way more into CD’s and Band Shirts. If people enjoy posts like this though I can definitely make a few more. This is my oldest hobby. I still have rare coins that were given to since I was a baby lol I always kept them all #coins#rarecoin#rarecoins#uscoinage#twentycentpiece#20centpiece#1800s#1875#coincollecting#coincollection
🏺@irannumismatics🏺 💰3 lots of Sassanian silver coins + 5 lots ofTimurid Tankas
The Sasanian Empire also known as the Sassanian, Sasanid, Sassanid or Neo-Persian Empir was the last period of the Persian Empire (Iran) before the rise of Islam, named after the House of Sasan who ruled from 224 to 651 AD.The Sasanian Empire, which succeeded the Parthian Empire, was recognised as one of the leading world powers alongside its neighbouring arch-rival the Roman-Byzantine Empire, for a period of more than 400 years. 📌✅ سکههای ساسانی اسناد و مدارک گرانبهایی از تاریخ و فرهنگ و هنر و مذهب ایران بهشمار میروند. از نظر تاریخ نگاری استفاده از این منابع به مانند بررسی کتیبهها و نقش برجستههای ساسانی بسیاری از مسائل تاریخی را به نظر میآورد. سکههای ساسانی از جنس طلا، نقره، برنز، و آلیاژی از قلع و سرب ضرب شدهاند.
As you may have gathered, I have just received a few additions to my collection. The original collection theme was coins of the 2nd Spanish República and Republican issues of the Spanish Civil War, but it sort of expanded to the antecedents, so I included the 1st República and the Cantonal Revolutions.
Having a limited scope means that common examples are relatively easily found, and what is left is the scarce, rare, and extremely rare, so the rate of addition to the collection slows down dramatically!
I am delighted to have found this little gem - Gratallops, Catalunya, Civil War issue 5 centims, made by the local blacksmith, Sr Ricard Marti, by hand, out of packaging material from carbide shipped from the Basque Country, which he cut and stamped, by hand, to a total value of 1600 pesetas, as authorised by the Republic, to keep the local economy going.
2 Rupees 150 Years of Indian Railways
Type: Circulating commemorative coin
Value: 2 Rupees 2 INR = 0.029 USD
Weight: 6.05 g
Diameter: 26.5 mm
Thickness: 1.46 mm
Shape: Hendecagonal (11-sided)
Orientation: Medal alignment
150 Years of Indian Railways
Ashoka Lion pedestal, denomination below
रुपये 2 RUPEES
Portrait of Bholu,The guard (symbol of indian railways)
NOTE: Different mintmarks
♦ (small dot/diamond) =Mumbai
(no mintmark) = Calcutta
° (small circular dot) = Noida
Bholu, The Guard
150 Glorious Years 2003 150 गौरवपूर्ण वर्ष
Asked my mom if I could have this coin because it's cool... But I looked it up and I think it's valuable...? I saw an exact match on ebay for £900... trying not to get too excited about it.