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The Curse of Genghis Khan’s Tomb?

One of the most well-known of history’s great military leaders, Genghis Khan – or Chinggis Khaan in Mongol – founded the Mongolian empire that annexed much of Eurasia in the 13th Century. The subject of many books and films, Genghis Khan is an extremely important historical figure. But is there more to his tale? Does […]

Melbourne Mint History

A new mint opens...

In 1872, such was the volume of gold pouring from the Victorian goldfields that the need for a new branch of the Royal Mint was approved for Melbourne. Thus, from 1872, as construction was completed, the Melbourne Mint began striking Australian gold sovereigns and half sovereigns.