Doylestown, PA -- (SBWIRE) -- 11/07/2016 -- The premier online retailer of coin collecting supplies, SAFE® Collecting Supplies, released a write-up via their website that discusses coins in international history. The article delves into stories about the pound sterling system, Archaic Grecian and Ancient Roman coins.
According to the article, the tradition of currently ruling monarchs being depicted on British Pound obverse faces stems back to 1653 with Oliver Cromwell. "A unique thing about pound coins is that when it changes monarchs, it also changes the direction his or her profile bust faces," noted Kurt Braun, president and owner of SAFE® Collecting Supplies. Whereas Oliver Cromwell's bust faced leftward, Queen Elizabeth II faces right today. Thus, the next monarch depicted will face left.
The write-up also discussed Grecian "Stater" coins, and how Rome influenced the modern production of coins, and the words "mint" and "money." Starting around the fourth century BCE, the Romans minted coins at Rome's temple of Juno Moneta—which is where the terms originate. After some time, Juno Moneta became the Roman personification of money, and all coins were minted in temples dedicated to her, which were dispersed throughout the empire.
Please click here to read the article in full.
SAFE® Collecting Supplies is a well-known online retailer of coin supplies, and is praised for their large, high quality inventory, which is easily accessible through their online store. To learn more about the company, please visit SAFE® Collecting Supplies' website, or dial 877-395-SAFE.
About SAFE® Collecting Supplies
Since 1953, SAFE® Collecting Supplies has been the leading manufacturer of high-quality collecting supplies around the world. The company is dedicated to helping collectors find the appropriate collecting and storage system for coins, paper money, stamps, pins, postcards, rocks, minerals and more.
For more information, please visit http://www.safepub.com/.