History Explorer: Confederate Currency and the Richmond Hoard

April 11, 2011

Richard Doty, senior curator of the National Numismatics Collection, shares the story of the "Richmond Hoard", an enormous collection of Confederate currency obtained by the museum. With April, 2011 marking the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War, Mr. Doty explains what currency meant to life in the South and how money can be studied to learn about our nation's past.

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