Lead Currencies are currencies with a dominant influence on other currency systems. They are a great way to learn about the history in general and of money in specific. The MoneyMuseum put together a booklet by selecting five lead currencies of antiquity, middle ages and modern times. These coins tell their stories in an entertaining way.
Our publications for Lead Currencies to download:
When Coins Laugh and Quarrel with One Another
Count of published coins: 2095
Frankish Empire, Charles II the Bald, Denarius (Pfennig)
ca. 864 n. Chr.
Kingdom of France, Louis IX, Gros tournois
ca. 1266 n. Chr.
France, Duchy of Dauphiné, Humbert II, Florin
ca. 1340 n. Chr.
Kingdoms of England and France, Henry VI, Groat
ca. 1430 n. Chr.
Kingdom of France, Louis XVI, 1/2 Ecu aux Lauriers 1792
1792 n. Chr.
Republic of France, 1 Franc 1915
1915 n. Chr.