Money: A History

Museum of American Finance — Temporarily Closed
48 Wall Street
The everyday ordinariness of the money we carry masks a rich and tumultuous history. Ever since the Dutch settled Manhattan, currency in America has continually evolved. Our responses to the threats of war, crime and economic crisis have shaped money... more
The everyday ordinariness of the money we carry masks a rich and tumultuous history. Ever since the Dutch settled Manhattan, currency in America has continually evolved. Our responses to the threats of war, crime and economic crisis have shaped money's design and even altered its value. Over time, the emergence of the dollar as a stable, universally recognized currency made the U.S. a global economic powerhouse, and indeed helped to unify the country itself.

This exhibit traces our country's currency from the earliest years through the latest designs and features barter currencies, gold, coins, paper money and scrip. A tactile money display allows visitors to touch historic and modern coins, and to view the security features in modern money on a light board and under an ultraviolet light. A large-scale touch screen interactive enables visitors to view the many hidden anti-counterfeiting devices incorporated into the newly-redesigned $10 bill.

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Money: A History

Thu, February 09
10:00AM
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$8 - Adults
$5 - Students/seniors
Children 6 and under: Free
Members: Free

Saturdays: Free
Fri, February 10
10:00AM
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$8 - Adults
$5 - Students/seniors
Children 6 and under: Free
Members: Free

Saturdays: Free
Sat, February 11
10:00AM
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$8 - Adults
$5 - Students/seniors
Children 6 and under: Free
Members: Free

Saturdays: Free
Tue, February 14
10:00AM
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$8 - Adults
$5 - Students/seniors
Children 6 and under: Free
Members: Free

Saturdays: Free
Wed, February 15
10:00AM
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$8 - Adults
$5 - Students/seniors
Children 6 and under: Free
Members: Free

Saturdays: Free
Thu, February 16
10:00AM
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$8 - Adults
$5 - Students/seniors
Children 6 and under: Free
Members: Free

Saturdays: Free
Fri, February 17
10:00AM
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$8 - Adults
$5 - Students/seniors
Children 6 and under: Free
Members: Free

Saturdays: Free
Sat, February 18
10:00AM
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$8 - Adults
$5 - Students/seniors
Children 6 and under: Free
Members: Free

Saturdays: Free
Occurs 120 more times through Aug 05

Museum of American Finance — Temporarily Closed

48 Wall Street
New York, NY 10005
212-908-4110

Schedule

Feb 9, Thu 10:00AM - 4:00PM
Feb 10, Fri 10:00AM - 4:00PM
Feb 11, Sat 10:00AM - 4:00PM
Feb 14, Tue 10:00AM - 4:00PM
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