Could this site in central China have produced the world’s oldest coins?

A team of archaeologists has discovered a mint in central China that they say may have been the place where the world’s first coins were produced.Excavations suggest that the mint’s operations began sometime between 640 and 550BC – up to a century before the first known coins were produced by the kingdom of Lydia in modern-day western Turkey.Although the wooden structures that are thought to have occupied the site are long gone, researchers discovered more than 3,000 pits where workers dumped…