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House of Coins Museum - Bogota, Colombia
House of Coins Museum - Bogota, Colombia
House of Coins Museum - Bogota, Colombia
House of Coins Museum - Bogota, Colombia
House of Coins Museum - Bogota, Colombia
House of Coins Museum - Bogota, Colombia
House of Coins Museum - Bogota, Colombia
House of Coins Museum - Bogota, Colombia
House of Coins Museum - Bogota, Colombia
House of Coins Museum - Bogota, Colombia
House of Coins Museum - Bogota, Colombia
House of Coins Museum - Bogota, Colombia
House of Coins Museum - Bogota, Colombia
House of Coins Museum - Bogota, Colombia
House of Coins Museum - Bogota, Colombia
House of Coins Museum - Bogota, Colombia
House of Coins Museum - Bogota, Colombia
House of Coins Museum - Bogota, Colombia
House of Coins Museum - Bogota, Colombia
House of Coins Museum - Bogota, Colombia
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House of Coins Museum - Bogota, Colombia

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The Coin Museum is definitely one of Bogota's best, most original museums. Here's a quick overview tour of just some of what's in store for visitors.

The Coin Museum is definitely one of Bogota's best, most original museums. Here's a quick overview tour of just some of what's in store for visitors.

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  • 1. HOUSE of COINS MUSEUM Bogota, Colombia
  • 2. During the Colonial Period of Colombia and other developing regions, a way of exchanging value in trading needed to be established
  • 3. Barter and Gold were soon widely accepted
  • 4. Bags of gold dust or gold nuggets were difficult to measure and not precise in size or weight …
  • 5. … so small stamped ingots or coins were produced to make controlling the weight or amount easier to disperse when trading
  • 6. an early period stamped gold
  • 7. As coin minting presses became larger …
  • 8. … with more precise minting dies and …
  • 9. … greater sophistication
  • 10. … likewise, coins became more sophisticated with standardized text and images denoting their origin, weight and the government
  • 11. Coin minting die design from 1762
  • 12. Coin minting presses continued to evolve …
  • 13. … becoming larger, faster, more powerful and more spophisticated with passing
  • 14. Governments produced standardized weights to verify coin shipment quantity. This is a 12.5 kilogram weight from 1629 Spain
  • 15. For transporting large amounts of gold and metal coins aboard ships or across land, the three-lock strong box was invented for safe keeping. Each key was held by a different person so no one person could open the box
  • 16. Alonso Turrillo de Yerba, Army Captain, engineer, and financier was one such person so entrusted by the Spanish government
  • 17. Even more sophisticated safes developed in the
  • 18. By the mid-1800s to early 1900s, safes featured multiple combination locks, and all metal, fire proof construction for storing gold, stamped coins and the dies used to produce them.
  • 19. Now you can relax in the Coin Museum courtyard
  • 20. To learn more, take the tour Photos and presentation by: Prof. Larry M. Lynch proflmlynch@gmail.com

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