Money comes in all shapes and sizes. Take Swedish plate money, for example (also known as riksdaler plates). These were made by hammering copper and silver into sheets, cut to size with shears and then stamped according to their denomination. While they were cheap to produce, they were difficult to use in everyday commerce.
Learn more by watching the second video in the Money Museum Masterpiece series, which features numismatic items from the Money Museum by explaining their history and significance. Click the image below to view the video.
About the American Numismatic Association
The American Numismatic Association (ANA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating and encouraging people to study and collect coins and related items. The Association serves the academic community, collectors and the general public with an interest in numismatics.
The ANA helps all people discover and explore the world of money through its vast array of educational programs including its museum, library, publications, conventions and numismatic seminars and webinars.
Introduce a Child to the Hobby You Cherish!
Introduce a child to coin collecting with the gift of ANA membership. And for a limited time, your young gift recipient (age 5-17) also will receive a package of fun collectibles!