Why is it said that ancient coins are different from modern ones?

          Ancient coins looked very different from the ones today. They were way beyond our imagination!

         The coins from Lydia were of oval shape, and were found in varying weights. On one side, the coins had images of animals, and the other side was punched with some design. 

         In Ancient China, coins were first made of bronze. They were different from coins produced in the West as Chinese coins were manufactured by being cast in moulds. Unlike the modern coins these coins had no standardized weight or value.

         Besides that Ancient coins had no guarantees. A guarantee is a kind of certification given by the government or some authorized body. Coins that had guarantees were developed in 650 BC.

         In ancient times, coins appeared not just in bronze, but in silver and gold too.

         Today, gold coins are not circulated in any country.