Pirate Treasure!


Did you know there were gold and silver bank notes?

Yes,they exist.I saw them at the COINEX-Mumbai.They are official legal tender of Antigua And Barbuda.

There are 30 0f these notes which form part of the collection called The Saga of Treasure Ships and Pirates.

They are:

1. Blackbeard’s Queen Anne’s Revenge
2. Bartholomew Roberts’s Royal Fortune
3. Charles Vane’s Ship Challenges HMS Buck
4. Stede Bonnet’s Sloop Royal James
5. Benito de Soto and the Black Joke
6. Captain George Lowther and the Happy Delivery
7. Sir Francis Drake and the Golden Hind
8. Captain Edward England and the Cassandra
9. Captain Thomas Cocklyn and the Bird Galley
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Mint Marks On Coins Of The Republic Of India

The mint mark tells us where the coin was made. There are 4 mints in the country operated by the government of India, for the production of coins.

wealthymatters.com1. Noida mint has a dot under the coin date (year of issue)
2. Kolkata mint has no mark under the coin date
3. Hyderabad mint has a mark of a star or a diamond below coin date
4. Mumbai mint has mark ‘B’ or ‘M’ under the date of the coin










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Investing In Coins

wealthymatters.comCollecting coins can be an engrossing and rewarding hobby.

I started collecting coins when I was about 2 years old.My dad worked in the airport then.Every few days he would bring me a few foreign coins and my mom used to tell me about these far away countries.My mom was also trying to prepare me to begin school and her way of teaching me about money and counting was to get me to play with the brass coins of those days.These were the earliest coins to make their way into my collection.

When I started collecting coins I didn’t have any focus nor did I care about the value of the coins might have in future.But years later I was pleasantly surprised to find out just how much my coins were worth.A brass 20 paisa with a lotus picture was a pretty common coin then and even now.Nevertheless it sells for no less than 8 rupees today.A compounded annual gain of close to 10% per year for 48 years. Read more of this post

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