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
08/11/2020 10:00 AM
Tue, August 11
10:00AM
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48 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005
Money: A History
08/12/2020 10:00 AM
Wed, August 12
10:00AM
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48 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005
Money: A History
08/13/2020 10:00 AM
Thu, August 13
10:00AM
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48 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005
Money: A History
08/14/2020 10:00 AM
Fri, August 14
10:00AM
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48 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005
Money: A History
08/15/2020 10:00 AM
Sat, August 15
10:00AM
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48 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005
Money: A History
08/18/2020 10:00 AM
Tue, August 18
10:00AM
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48 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005
Money: A History
08/19/2020 10:00 AM
Wed, August 19
10:00AM
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48 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005
Occurs 49 more times through Oct 27

Museum of American Finance — Temporarily Closed

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

Schedule

August 11, Tuesday 10:00AM
August 12, Wednesday 10:00AM
August 13, Thursday 10:00AM
August 14, Friday 10:00AM
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