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1901: When US Currency Was Beautiful

Posted By Barry Ritholtz On April 3, 2013 @ 2:30 pm In Currency | Comments Disabled

United States $10 Banknote, Legal Tender, Series of 1901
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Hat tip boingboing [2], National Numismatic Collection [3] (NNC) of the Smithsonian Institution

 

Back in the day, US currency did not have Presidents on it, but rather, consisted of “animals and symbolic statuary” as well as landscapes.


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[3] National Numismatic Collection: http://americanhistory.si.edu/numismatics/

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