On this day (August 29) in 708, coins are minted in Japan for the first time.
The first commercial transactions were carried out through barter. This is great but has limited use. Later, an exchange with "merchandise-currency" type materials was changed, but it was not very useful since many of these products were perishable.
So the use of metallic materials was used as exchange elements. These metals were also taking shapes until their most common and practical use of transport, which was the circumference. Currency is born.
Although seals from 2000 B.C. and 1750 B.C. , it is suspected that they were not used as currency. The first coins were minted between the 7th century B.C. and the 1st century AD
The first officially minted coins were made in Lydia, (today Turkey), approximately between the years 680 and 560 BC. C..
From then on, the towns began to introduce coins as articles of commercial exchange.
In Japan from the end of the 7th to the 8th centuries, he introduced several social systems that came from China. During this process the first copper coins began to be minted.
How curious about "money" to comment that the word appeared for a specific currency: the Denarius. In ancient Rome, a bimetallic payment system was imposed: the Denarius, which was a silver coin, and the Aurea, which was gold. From the first he derived the word "money".
- and this?
- one coin
- and what are they for?
- well I don't know...
- if it hits you in the head, does it hurt?
- I think so
- well it will be ammunition for the slingshot