Box of 20 that people actually care about
Most people don’t care much about coins (gasp!) When you start talking to them about what you do, their eyes glaze over and they start thinking about anything else. How many people care about a million dollar coin other than the fact that is valuable? Usually not many. The coins I collect are interesting…well, ONE of them is, but after you talk about that one Spanish pillar dollar, they don’t care to see the other hundred.
Enter “THE set of twenty.”
Coins that are truly entertaining. Have you ever seen a pirate doubloon? A coin that Dracula could have held? Maybe THE coin of Athena, ya know, Ancient Athens Greece??? What about a coin from last Egyptian pharaoh? One of the silver pieces that betrayed Jesus? You get the idea.
I’ve been slowly working on a set that will do just that. Pieces that are at least two hundred years old, I’ve been focusing on the old world, not but necessarily limited to that.
Here are my ideas so far, what else can you suggest? No limit too high, no monetary amount too low!
-Vlad Tepes, grandfather. They didn't mint coins when vlad or his father ruled, the grandfather coins are the ones that circulated
-Alexander the Great, Alexander III of Macedonia, 356BC-323BC
-Constantine, guy that brought together the known world and started the Catholic Church bringing Christian and pagan to the same table.
-Martin Luther, Eisleben Germany, 1483-1546, the reformation
-Attica (have) Greek 440-404BC, 438 Parthenon and Athena statue completed and dedicated. Owl is the patron of Athens. Peloponnesian War (431–404 BC) (Sparta). (Have an example already)
-Pompeii, buried in ash
-Bubonic Plague, Italy
-Egyptian the latest pharaoh (I think these are attainable, no?)
-Lydian electrum, first coin ever made!
-King Herod, the guy why killed all the babies trying to off Jesus (have an example already)
-Pilate, the guy who crucified Christ (have an example already.)
What more should be here? What would you remove? Anything goes as long as it’s interesting. Something that would make a teenager excited and a grandma gasp!
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