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Electrum

Around 560 B.C., King Croesus of Lydia created the first bimetallic coinage system consisting of refined gold and silver. Prior to this discovery, coins were minted in electrum, a naturally occurring mixture of gold and silver found in or around creeks and riverbeds. Electrum coinage prior to 560 B.C. ranged from lumps of electrum with no design, to simple striated lines, or even intricately designed animals like boars, deer or fish. Pre-560 B.C. electrum is a fascinating area of the ancient coin market.

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