Must Visit Macau Attractions & Travel Guide

Traveling Macau without visiting the Ruins of St Paul literally means not visiting Macau attractions at all. It is one of the most visited Macau attraction. Originally built in 17th century, it was destroyed by fire in 1835 & what remains till today is the facade of the Church & St Paul’s college.

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What is Numismatics?

Numismatics is the study or collection of currency, including coins, tokens, paper money, and related objects. While numismatists are often characterized as students or collectors of coins, the discipline also includes the broader study of money and other payment media used to resolve debts and the exchange of goods.

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Circulating Coins

For modern coins in general circulation the most common method of protection from forgeries is the use of bi-metallic coins, made of two metals of different colour, which are difficult to counterfeit at low cost.

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History of Banknotes

Hong Kong & Shanghai $500 Bank Note (1927-1930)

The idea of using a durable light-weight substance as evidence of a promise to pay a bearer on demand originated in China during the Han Dynasty in 118 BC, and was made of leather. 

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Automat

Automat, first opened in New York July 2, 1912, in Times Square. The gleaming machines were successfully marketed as gleaming, newfangled gadgets that dispensed fresh food barely touched by human hands. Eventually, more than 40 Automats and cafeterias opened in New York.

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Vending Machine in Japan

The first vending machine in Japan sold cigarettes, and was introduced in 1888. Now, annual sales from vending machines reach almost 6.95 trillion yen.

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