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By Rodernsmith Subscribe to RSS | March 6th 2012 | Views:

Coins made of various metals came into existence with the introduction of money and old gold coins are there right from 5th BC. Since it is made of the noble metal gold coins were more popular than coins of other metals and in modern times also the trend continues. Since it was considered as precious by people at all times,they are well preserved and it is a thrilling hobby to collect such lustrous coins of the past.The most amazing aspect of these coins is that even the coins that belong to earlier centuries have the sparkle of gold. The Chinese Ying Yuan and the coin of ancient Lydia both of which are of sixth century BC are considered the oldest among the coins made of gold. The Lydian coins were used in Greek states also and they have images of lion, bulls and rams on them. Darics is another sixth century coin used in Persia and Greek. The Darics coin weighs 8.4 grams. The coin introduced by Philip II of Macedon in 350 BC gained much popularity. During the same period Greek states introduced their coins. Alexander the great and Philip II massively introduced gold coins there by consuming major portion of the available gold.

One ounce gold bullion coins were introduced more than 2500 years ago. Since dealers of old gold coins do not encourage selling coins in small quantity those who buy them in bulk quantity can avail much better prices. The buyer must be able to select the particular type of coins he wants among a range of numerous types. Often the ancient coins will be of more worth because of the slightest difference in the quantity of pure gold.Right from pre-historic times, many countries have issued their coins made of gold. A few among them will be rare. The dealers will have the list of available coins.Such coins are sold as gold bullion coins and buyers can get such coins for marginal premium.

There are many online dealers for the old coins made of gold.These shops will have huge inventories of gold bullion coins.The coin collectors can browse with thousands of different types of coins and can choose their favorite coins.Some of the online shops deal exclusively with old coins of English origin. They will be having stocks of coins belonging to 9th century onwards.Those who wish to collect genuine Irish coins, Scottish coins etc and other various types of old English coins can buy them form such online outlets.

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In the past, many gold coins were made of metals that are today can be more valuable than the currency is worth in paper. We will offer ways to find old gold coins which are very precious in the world. Further details about the coin values please visit our website.

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