Coin FAQs:

Q: Is coin a small?

A: Yes, and flat, round piece of hard material such as metal or plastic used primarily as a medium of exchange or legal tender.

Q: Is coin flipped about its horizontal axis to show the other side correctly oriented?

A: Yes, and the coin is said to have coin orientation.

Q: Was coin minted was the St?

A: Yes.

Q: Are coins also influenced to some extent by those factors?

A: Yes, and but is largely based on the value of their gold, silver, or platinum content.

Q: Are coins round?

A: Yes.

Q: Are coins usually metal or alloy?

A: Yes, and or sometimes made of synthetic materials.

Q: Were coins continued into the Middle Ages?

A: Yes, Ancient and early medieval coins in theory had the value of their metal content, although there have been many instances throughout history of the metal content of coins being debased, so that the inferior coins were worth less in metal than their face value.

Q: Are coins monetary tokens?

A: Yes, and just as paper currency is: they are usually not backed by metal, but rather by some form of government guarantee.

Q: Were coins sometimes reduced to almost half their minted weight?

A: Yes.

Q: Are coins sued earlier include: Cabinda coin?

A: Yes, and Bermuda coin, 2 Dollar Cook Islands 1992 triangular coin, Uganda Millennium Coin and Polish Sterling-Silver 10-Zloty Coin.

Q: Are coins popularly used as a sort of two-sided dice?

A: Yes, in order to choose between two options with a random possibility, one choice will be labeled heads and the other tails, and a coin will be flipped or tossed to see whether the heads or tails side comes up on top – see coin flipping.

Q: Were coins minted under the authority of private individuals and are thus more akin to tokens or badges than to modern coins?

A: Yes, though due to their numbers it is evident that some were official state issues, with King Alyattes of Lydia being a frequently mentioned originator of coinage.

Q: Is coin flipped about its vertical axis to show the other side correctly oriented?

A: Yes, and it is said to have medallic orientation.

Q: Were coins minted in the Achaemenid Empire?

A: Yes, and including the gold darics and silver sigloi.

Q: Is coin associated with Apollo-Phanes and, due to the Deer, with Artemis?

A: Yes, Although only seven Phanes type coins were discovered, it is also notable that 20% of all early electrum coins also have the lion of Artemis and the sun burst of Apollo-Phaneos.

Q: Is coin greatly lacking in all of these?

A: Yes, and it is unlikely to be worth much.

Q: Were coins once issued in Somalia?

A: Yes.

Q: Were coins minted in several shapes?

A: Yes, and including squares, polygons, and wavy edged circles with 8 and 12 waves.

Q: Were coins developed independently in Iron Age Anatolia and Archaic Greece?

A: Yes, and India and China around the 7th and 6th centuries BCE.

Q: Are coins no longer produced and rarely used?

A: Yes.

Q: Are coins also non-circular?

A: Yes, and with different shapes corresponding to different coin values.

Q: Were coins made of electrum?

A: Yes, and a naturally occurring alloy of silver and gold that was further alloyed with added silver and copper.

Q: Were coins also much larger?

A: Yes, and weighed approximately an ounce.

Q: Are coins Aegina, where Chelone coins were first minted on 700 BCE, either by the local Aegina people or by Pheidon king of Argos?

A: Yes, In the Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris, there is a unique electrum stater of Aegina.

Q: Are coins sometimes used for higher values and for commemorative purposes?

A: Yes.

Q: Were coins called "convict love tokens" or "leaden hearts"?

A: Yes, A number of these tokens are in the collection of the National Museum of Australia.

Q: Were coins not standardized in weight?

A: Yes, and in their earliest stage may have been ritual objects, such as badges or medals, issued by priests.

Q: Were coins an evolution of "currency" systems of the Late Bronze Age?

A: Yes, and where standard-sized ingots, and tokens such as knife money, were used to store and transfer value.

Q: Are coins mostly associated with Iron Age Anatolia?

A: Yes, and especially with the kingdom of Lydia.

Q: Were coins pure metal?

A: Yes.

Q: Is coin decreed by government fiat?

A: Yes, and thus is determined by the free market only in as much as national currencies are used in domestic trade and also traded internationally on foreign exchange markets.

Q: Are coins never intended for circulation?

A: Yes, and these face values have no relevance.

Q: Are coins used as money in everyday transactions?

A: Yes, and circulating alongside banknotes.

Q: Were coins still made of precious metals like silver and gold?

A: Yes, and so strict laws against alteration make more sense historically.

Q: Was coin reduced?

A: Yes, and allowing the coining authority to produce more coins than would otherwise be possible.

Q: Were coins defaced?

A: Yes, and smoothed and inscribed, either by stippling or engraving, with sometimes touching words of loss.