Offa – King of Mercia

Offa was King of Mercia, a kingdom of Anglo-Saxon England, from 757 until his death in July 796. Continue reading

The First Penny Was a Silver Coin

The first silver coin penny was minted in Mercia, England in 790 Continue reading

Sierra Leone Issues Dollar Coin

British Sierra Leone Company issued a silver dollar coin in 1791, three years prior to United States issuing a silver dollar. Continue reading

Swedish Bank Notes

Riksbank of Stockholm, Sweden issued bank notes in 1658. Continue reading

Great Britain Issued a Third World Loan

Great Britain issued a billion pound Third World Loan in 1917 to pay for World War I expenses following a six week fundraiser. Continue reading

British Copper Coins

The British government issued milled copper coins stamped with the image of Britannia in London, England in 1672. Continue reading

Fiji Has Modern Coinage

Fiji, Oceania created its first modern coinage in 1934. Continue reading

William Tyndale

William Tyndale (/ˈtɪndəl/; sometimes spelled Tynsdale, Tindall, Tindill, Tyndall; c. 1494 – c. 6 October 1536) was an English scholar who became a leading figure in the Protestant Reformation in the years leading up to his execution. He is well known for his translation of the Bible into English. Continue reading

The Gold Coin – Florin or Fiorini D’oro

Starting in 1252, Florin gold coin was minted in Florence, Italy. It was widely used and imitated throughout Europe, the Middle East, and northern Africa until the 17th century. Continue reading

The Guinea gold coins

First minted in 1663 in England, the coins were made of gold mined in what is now the Republic of Guinea (to which the name Guinea coins) in West Africa, were initially worth £1. Continue reading