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

Tue, September 28
10:00AM
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Wed, September 29
10:00AM
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Thu, September 30
10:00AM
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Fri, October 01
10:00AM
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Sat, October 02
10:00AM
$
Tue, October 05
10:00AM
$
Wed, October 06
10:00AM
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Thu, October 07
10:00AM
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Occurs 50 more times through Dec 16

Museum of American Finance — Temporarily Closed

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

Schedule

September 28, Tuesday 10:00AM
September 29, Wednesday 10:00AM
September 30, Thursday 10:00AM
October 1, Friday 10:00AM
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