5 Revolutionary Coins That Changed the Course of History

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Without a doubt! The following are five revolutionary coins that would go on to have a big impact on history:  

Athena's owl and goddess were on the Athenian Tetradrachm, a popular coin in ancient Greece. It enabled Mediterranean trade and commerce, making Athens a powerful economic and cultural force during the Classical period.   

Athenian Tetradrachm (c. 5th century BCE 

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Roman economy relied on the Denarius under the Republic and Empire. Rome spread its dominance across Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East, making the Denarius the Mediterranean currency.  

Roman Denarius (c. 3rd century BCE - 3rd century CE) 

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The Spanish Empire coined silver Pieces of Eight, or Spanish dollars. Through the Age of Exploration, they were the world's primary currency in international trade.   

Spanish Pieces of Eight  

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The 1794 U.S. Silver Dollar helped the nation's economy. The Silver Dollar underpinned the American monetary system, enabling trade and commerce across the nation.  

U.S. Silver Dollar (1794 - present) 

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The Euro, the EU's official currency since 1999, transformed European economic cooperation. The Euro simplified EU commerce, investment, and economic cooperation by replacing national currencies with a single currency.  

Euro (1999 - present) 

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These revolutionary coins helped economic transactions and shaped history from ancient civilisations to current ones.  

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