ANCIENT WEIGHTS STANDARDS & DENOMINATIONS

The earliest coins, issued by the Ionians or the Lydians in western Asia Minor in the latter part of the 7th Century B.C., were produced in only one metal, electrum, a naturally occurring alloy of gold and silver. They were based on a stater weighing a little over 14 grammes, and although various fractional denominations […]

Compare English Silver Coin Prices 1980 vs 2018

How much were these VF English Silver coins worth 30 years ago, compared to 2018 These coin prices are an Approx % of increase.  KINGS OF WESSEX  ALFRED THE GREAT  871 – 899 Alfred the Great King of Wessex. AD 871-899, AR Penny, 890-899, Canterbury. Moneyer Biarnulf. 1.18 g. Lunette coinage. 871-876. REX +AELBRED, diademed, […]