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An Overview of Banknote Printing

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 4:26:12 PM America/Denver

sheet of hundred dollar bills being cutPaper currency had its beginnings when individuals used to bring gold coins to the bank and exchange them for a receipt from the bank, which promised to repay them for their gold coins. The ease of use and tremendous portability of these receipts are what have made paper currency the norm around the world today. Today’s banknotes are printed in a wide variety of values and incorporate more security features than ever before. Here is a brief look at how paper currency is printed today—all in a streamlined process that involves heavy machinery to get the job done quickly and efficiently.

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All About the Thailand Baht

Wednesday, August 19, 2015 5:04:35 PM America/Denver

arrangement of colorful thai baht banknotesThe Thai baht is the currency of Thailand and is divided into 100 satang. It is issued by the Bank of Thailand. Its ISO 4217 code is THB, and it is the tenth most most frequently used form of currency in the world. The symbol used for the Thai baht is ฿.

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China's Currency Matters

Thursday, August 13, 2015 11:09:53 AM America/Denver

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Unusual US Coins You Didn’t Know Were in Circulation

Wednesday, August 12, 2015 4:20:54 PM America/Denver

pile of pennies with wheat penniesThe history of the United States is rich in movements of revolution and government re-establishment, and it is a history that can almost be told alone by its coinage. You may be familiar with today’s minted currency, but what about the coinage of just a few decades past? Here are some unusual US coins that you might still find in your change at the grocery store. Keep an eye out for them, as you might still be able to garner some extra money with these rare valuable coins.

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All About the Mexican Peso

Wednesday, August 5, 2015 4:51:47 PM America/Denver

pile of mexican peso banknotesThe Mexican peso is the currency of Mexico and happens to be the eighth most traded form of currency in the world. The peso is subdivided into 100 centavos, and it uses the $ (or Mex$) and ¢ symbols for pesos and centavos, respectively. Its ISO 417 code is MXN. Read on for a brief overview of the Mexican peso’s history and for a brief description of its banknotes and coins.

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4 Common Coin Security Features

Thursday, July 23, 2015 9:08:00 AM America/Denver

closeup of 1 euro coinMany are aware of the many security features found in a currency’s banknotes, such as the watermark, microscopic text, and security strip, but much fewer are familiar with the special features of coins that are aimed at making coin forging impossible. And if you previously thought that coins were not in danger of being counterfeited, think again: the Royal Mint of Great Britain, in fact, just last year unveiled a new design of the British pound coin, created to combat the high rates of pound coin counterfeiting—a design which will roll out in 2017. Here are 4 of the most common security features that you’ll find in today’s coins.

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All About the Indian Rupee

Thursday, July 16, 2015 11:30:35 AM America/Denver

closeup of indian rupee coins and banknotesThe rupee is the official form of currency of the Republic of India and is issued by the Reserve Bank of India. It is subdivided into 100 paise. The rupee is represented by the symbol ₹, and its ISO code is INR. Here is a brief history or the Indian rupee, and a description of its banknotes and coins.

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A Brief Overview of Coin Minting

Thursday, July 9, 2015 9:01:47 AM America/Denver

pile of coins from various currenciesCoin minting, or “coining,” refers to the process of manufacturing coins with a stamping technique. It is the most common method for coin manufacture today and differs from an older process of coin manufacture called cast coinage, which involves pouring melted metal into a mold.

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All About the Brazilian Real

Thursday, July 2, 2015 11:29:00 AM America/Denver

closeup of brazilian real banknoteThe real (pronounced hey-al, with plural reais pronounced hey-ice) is the official form of currency of Brazil and is represented with the symbol R$. Its ISO code is BRL. The real is divided into 100 centavos. Here is a brief history of the real and a description of its banknotes and coins.

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Common Errors in Coin Minting

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 10:50:18 AM America/Denver

large pile of antique coinsEarlier this month, we covered 4 major error coins from around the world—some of which are worth thousands of dollars today. Now, here is a brief look at the wide variety of mint-made errors that coin collectors look for in their coin collections.

Off-Center Striking

One of the most common minting errors occurs when a planchet is fed through the press and lands in the collar improperly. This causes it to be misaligned with the upper and lower dies, and thus only a portion of the planchet is struck.

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