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

Money: A History
02/25/2020 10:00 AM
Tue, February 25
10:00AM
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48 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005
Money: A History
02/26/2020 10:00 AM
Wed, February 26
10:00AM
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48 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005
Money: A History
02/27/2020 10:00 AM
Thu, February 27
10:00AM
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48 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005
Money: A History
02/28/2020 10:00 AM
Fri, February 28
10:00AM
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48 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005
Money: A History
02/29/2020 10:00 AM
Sat, February 29
10:00AM
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48 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005
Money: A History
03/03/2020 10:00 AM
Tue, March 03
10:00AM
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48 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005
Money: A History
03/04/2020 10:00 AM
Wed, March 04
10:00AM
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48 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005
Money: A History
03/05/2020 10:00 AM
Thu, March 05
10:00AM
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48 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005
Occurs 50 more times through May 14

Museum of American Finance — Temporarily Closed

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

Schedule

February 25, Tuesday 10:00AM
February 26, Wednesday 10:00AM
February 27, Thursday 10:00AM
February 28, Friday 10:00AM
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