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.


Drag the street view to look around 360°.
Use the arrow buttons to navigate down the street and around the neighborhood!

Money: A History

Sat, September 25
10:00AM
$
Tue, September 28
10:00AM
$
Wed, September 29
10:00AM
$
Thu, September 30
10:00AM
$
Fri, October 01
10:00AM
$
Sat, October 02
10:00AM
$
Occurs 50 more times through Dec 11

Museum of American Finance — Temporarily Closed

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

Schedule

September 25, Saturday 10:00AM
September 28, Tuesday 10:00AM
September 29, Wednesday 10:00AM
September 30, Thursday 10:00AM
See complete schedule

Category

Arts

Other Arts Events

Arms and Armor

The collection of armor, edged weapons, and firearms in The Metropolitan Museum ... view

Hall of Biodiversity

The Hall of Biodiversity is a groundbreaking exhibition devoted to what many sci... view

Arts of Asia and the Islamic World

The Asian and Islamic Art galleries provide a survey of the full range of Asian ... view

Drawings and Prints

The Metropolitan Museum owns approximately fifteen thousand drawings and 1.5 mil... view

 

Vintage Weapons and Notorious Criminals

Display of vintage weapons and some of the criminals that used them. view

Culture and Continuity: The Jewish Journey

At the heart of The Jewish Museum is its permanent exhibition, Culture and Conti... view

Zen and Japanese Spiritual Practices

Live Webinar
Part of the Living Traditions Series

Tuesday, October 19 at 7–8... view

It Happened In Brooklyn

This exhibit highlights key moments in our nation's history and how they played ... view