Diners Club Card, United States, 1974


Diner's Club was one of the earliest issuers of credit cards beginning in 1950. The convenience and security they came to represent transformed payment methods and later blossomed into one of the primary mechanisms for purchasing goods and services for customers. They also became a device for tracking spending patterns for consumers interested in managing their personal finances.

Date Made: 1974

Maker: Diner's Club International

Place Made: United States

See more items in: Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection, American Enterprise, Coins, Currency and Medals

Exhibition: American Enterprise

Exhibition Location: National Museum of American History

Credit Line: Elvira Clain-Stefanelli

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1985.0823.14Catalog Number: 1985.0823.14Accession Number: 1985.0823Serial Number: 0010

Object Name: credit card

Physical Description: plastic (overall material)Measurements: overall: 5.5 cm x 8.5 cm x .15 cm; 2 5/32 in x 3 11/32 in x 1/16 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-e586-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1444348

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