Collection: Coins

In India cowry shells were first used in India as commodity money. There is also some evidence that The Indus Valley Civilization may have used metals of fixed weights such as silver for trade activities from approx 1900–1800 BC. This is long before evidence of coinage in the Western parts of the world where the first coinage is seen as approx 500 - 600 BC

Coins have been through many many dynamic changes such as security rims, range of metals from bullion to Ferric Stee l and others through the ages till current coins which are now bi metallic in nature in many countries