After viewing an inspiring array of Greek issues, a college student wonders, “Why can’t we have coinage like that?”
During its 24-year history, a California financial institution issued four types of notes, of which very few exist today.
A tale of three sources, two strikes and one president.
It happened so gradually that it may not be immediately noticeable, but today’s American coin designs are symbolically quite different from their predecessors. It used to be a good bet that a circulating coin would have a portrayal of Liberty on the obverse, and a rendering of an eagle on the reverse. But these days, allegories of Liberty and images of.
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The American monetary system has been evolving for more than two centuries, with some interesting twists and turns along the way. Did you know that in addition to the familiar cent and nickel, at one time or another five additional coins circulated with a value of five cents or less? Or that for a short time in the 19th century, Americans had the.