Numismatics have long been an important trope in pop culture, and it’s not hard to see why.
For one thing, coins can be worth a lot of money, making them a good plot device for heist movies, crime dramas and treasure hunts.
For another, they can serve as historical documents, adding credibility to period pieces or providing a glimpse into yesteryear from the present.
And of course, they look good on screen, giving the actors, to say nothing of the audience, something striking to look at.
These are just a few of the many movies, TV shows and plays in which numismatics play an important role.(more…)