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
Kingdom of Spain, Philip II, Real de a ocho (Peso)
ca. 1580 n. Chr.
Kingdom of Spain, Philip II, Double Escudo
ca. 1590 n. Chr.
Kingdom of Spain, Philip II, Real de a Ocho (Peso)
1596 n. Chr.
Chinese Empire, Charles III. of Spain, Real de a ocho (Peso) 1808 with Chinese Countermarks
1808 n. Chr.
Kingdom of Spain, Juan Carlos I, 1 Euro 2001
2001 n. Chr.