thenickelguy Posted July 16, 2022 · Member Share Posted July 16, 2022 I got to wondering about these hoards we hear about. Lets just use a hypothetical situation for example. There were no banks in days of old and I suppose people would bury coins in jars for a rainy day to keep them safe. Often times the coins in a ancient piggy bank were many of the same era and of a particular emperor. Were there instances where certain coins were not accepted because of who was on them or maybe because of weight and size differences? What if somebody tried to buy something at market, or pay taxes with a hated or unfavorable emperors likeness from the past on a coin? Was this still acceptable or was the old money worthless? Would it be confiscated or melted down? Did it just continue to circulate and most didn't care who was on it? 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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