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Coin Collecting History: These Deals Are Money Event

While coins came about as early as 800-1,000 BC in China and were used as currency to trade, the earliest known collector is said to be Roman Emperor Augustus. The Lives of Twelve Caesars, written by a Roman historian, depicts Augustus giving coins to his friends and courtiers during special events. Coin collecting clearly started and never stopped given eBay’s These Deals Are Money Event is chock-full of all sorts of coins and bullion to make a coin collector’s heart skip a beat.

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