Back in times only the barter was the way people could deal.

When the small tribes wanted to exchange goods, it could be difficult to make a fair trade. If a man needed a couple of cows, how much should he give in exchange?

Fortunately the human beings like shining things like gold, silver, and copper.

The metals were soon accepted as a way to have value in peoples mind and the first coins were made.

The coins were small lumps, which was made out of silver and gold, with a mark from the king of the country, which were making the coins.

Since the first coins were made about 2,500 years ago the advances of the technology have make it possible to coin beautiful coins, but also coins in metals other than the precious ones, because people accepted the coins value.