First & Merchants BankMaster Charge Card

Master Charge was founded in 1966 as the Interbank Card Association to compete with the BankAmericard (later Visa). In 1969 the Interbank Card was renamed to Master Charge: The Interbank Card. The red and orange overlapping circles were adopted at this time as the logo for the company. In 1979 the card was renamed again and became MasterCard.
Object Name
credit card
date made
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
overall: 5.5 cm x 8.5 cm; 2 5/32 in x 3 11/32 in
place made
United States
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Coins, Currency and Medals
American Enterprise
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Armed Forces History: National Numismatic Collection
American Enterprise
American Enterprise
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
E. Clain-Stefanelli

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