The Birth Of The Dollar   Leave a comment

Two-dollar note from a New York bankLink: http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2012/12/07/166747693/episode-421-the-birth-of-the-dollar-bill

Summary: At one point in U.S. history there was close to 8,000 different types of currency circulating. The Civil War became a bottleneck and forced innovation, thus creating one unified currency.

Original Air Date: December 7, 2012

Length: 10 minutes 37 seconds

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