HOUSE of COINS MUSEUM
Bogota, Colombia
During the Colonial Period of Colombia
and other developing regions, a way of
exchanging value in trading needed to
be est...
Barter and Gold
were
soon widely
accepted
Bags of gold dust or gold
nuggets were difficult to
measure and
not precise in size or weight …
… so small stamped ingots or
coins were produced to make
controlling the weight or
amount easier to disperse
when trading
an early period
stamped gold
As coin minting presses
became larger …
… with more
precise
minting dies
and …
… greater
sophistication
… likewise,
coins became
more
sophisticated
with
standardized
text and images
denoting their
origin, weight
and the
govern...
Coin minting
die
design from
1762
Coin
minting
presses
continued
to evolve …
… becoming larger, faster, more powerful
and more spophisticated with passing
Governments produced standardized
weights to verify coin shipment quantity.
This is a 12.5 kilogram weight from 1629
Spain
For transporting large amounts of gold and metal
coins aboard ships or across land, the three-lock
strong box was invented...
Alonso Turrillo
de Yerba, Army
Captain,
engineer, and
financier was
one such
person so
entrusted by
the Spanish
government
Even more sophisticated
safes developed in the
By the mid-1800s
to early 1900s,
safes featured
multiple
combination
locks, and all
metal, fire proof
construction for
sto...
Now you can relax in
the Coin Museum
courtyard
To learn more, take the
tour

Photos and presentation
by:
Prof. Larry M. Lynch
proflmlynch@gmail.com
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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.

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  1. 1. HOUSE of COINS MUSEUM Bogota, Colombia
  2. 2. During the Colonial Period of Colombia and other developing regions, a way of exchanging value in trading needed to be established
  3. 3. Barter and Gold were soon widely accepted
  4. 4. Bags of gold dust or gold nuggets were difficult to measure and not precise in size or weight …
  5. 5. … so small stamped ingots or coins were produced to make controlling the weight or amount easier to disperse when trading
  6. 6. an early period stamped gold
  7. 7. As coin minting presses became larger …
  8. 8. … with more precise minting dies and …
  9. 9. … greater sophistication
  10. 10. … likewise, coins became more sophisticated with standardized text and images denoting their origin, weight and the government
  11. 11. Coin minting die design from 1762
  12. 12. Coin minting presses continued to evolve …
  13. 13. … becoming larger, faster, more powerful and more spophisticated with passing
  14. 14. Governments produced standardized weights to verify coin shipment quantity. This is a 12.5 kilogram weight from 1629 Spain
  15. 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. 16. Alonso Turrillo de Yerba, Army Captain, engineer, and financier was one such person so entrusted by the Spanish government
  17. 17. Even more sophisticated safes developed in the
  18. 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. 19. Now you can relax in the Coin Museum courtyard
  20. 20. To learn more, take the tour Photos and presentation by: Prof. Larry M. Lynch proflmlynch@gmail.com

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