Straight Outta America


Early Coins

700 BCE

First coins made by Turkish group Lydians. Made up of silver,gold,copper ,bronze,tin and len,

Early Paper Money

601 AD

Paper money was first used in China other countries followed nearly 1,000 years later.

Cowrie Shells


Cowrie shells were used for exchange and money, popular in Africa. Found in the islands of the Indian Ocean.



Wampum tiny shells made by early Americans were used as currency.

First American Paper Money


Continentals were created. First US paper money had no really value.

Early Banking


First U.S bank. (Bank or Pennsylvania.)

Coinage Act


Made to discontinue continentals. So it had some financial backing,

Gold Certificates

1863 - 1934

A gold certificate in general is a certificate of ownership that gold owners hold instead of storing the actual gold

Federal Reserve Act


is an Act of Congress that created and established the Federal Reserve System, the central banking system of the United States, and granted it the legal authority to issue Federal Reserve Notes (now commonly known as the U.S. Dollar)

Currency of Today


the United States Mint's 50 State Quarters Program was a 10-year initiative that honored each of the nation's states in the order that they ratified the Constitution or were admitted into the Union. Each quarter was produced for about 10 weeks and will never be produced again