China is thought to be the first country to mint and use copper coins, as early as the eleventh century BC. These coins, introduced by the Shang Dynasty to replace the traditional cowrie shell currency, were circular with a square center hole in order for the coin to be threaded onto a string for safe keeping.
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August 07, 2012
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