07 Dec 2021

Holiday Double Feature: The Christmas Truce & St. Nicholas Bank Notes

The Christmas Truce As Christmas 1914 approached, it was becoming clear to many soldiers that the war was not going to end soon. Front line troops were increasingly disillusioned with the horror and pointlessness of the fighting and were homesick — they had been promised a short war. American newspapers, taking a neutral stance, suggested that the.

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30 Sep 2021

The Notes of George Cruikshank

A famous satirical bank note lampoons the Bank of England.

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20 Dec 2020

Saint Nicholas Bank Notes

As busy as he is during the holiday season, how did Santa Claus ever find time to pose for a series of bank notes in 19th century America?

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18 Jun 2020

Abstractions of Value

Originally published in The Numismatist, September 2014

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23 Dec 2019

Saint Nicholas Bank Notes

As busy as he is during the holiday season, how did Santa Claus ever find time to pose for a series of bank notes in 19th century America?

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