First coins made by Turkish group Lydians. Made up of silver,gold,copper ,bronze,tin and len,
Early Paper Money
Paper money was first used in China other countries followed nearly 1,000 years later.
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.
First U.S bank. (Bank or Pennsylvania.)
Made to discontinue continentals. So it had some financial backing,
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