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The world's first coin was born 28 centuries ago

The World’s First Coin was Born 28 Centuries Ago

The world’s first coin was born in Asia Minor, in Lydia, present-day Turkey, in the 7th century BC. It was made of a naturally occurring alloy of gold and silver known as Electrum. Since then, precious metals dominated monetary minting until 1933. According to historians and numismatic researchers,  the kingdoms and nations used Electrum for …

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