The features of coinage in India from sixth century BCE to sixth century CE are:
1. The introduction of coinage facilitated the exchange system in India.
2. The first minted coins were of silver and copper.
3. Attempts were made to identify the punch-marked coins with specific ruling dynasty.
4. The first gold coins were issued by the Kushans during the first century C.E
5. They began to be used widely.
6. This indicated the economic value of the transactions.
7. The tribal republic also issued coins.
8. For example, Yaudheyas of Punjab and Haryana.
9. Some of the coins were also issued during the Gupta reign.
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