Coins - History of Inventions - Lesson 4

Coins have been around for a very long time. The kingdom of Lydia was the first kingdom to have made modern coins. People planned for gold in the Pactolus river. The citizens sifted out the gold electron out of the Pactolus river .The people figured out a way to stamp coins out of the gold. Before the kingdom of Lydia made coins they used ingots of gold before the coins it was harder to buy stuff because for example if you had a block of gold in your purse it would be too heavy or it would Be too hard to buy little things like candy candy bars or lollipops. 

click HERE for picture of a kingdom of Lydia coin