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Shell Money

Shell Money

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Description (Brief)
One (1) dollar, Harter Drug, Co. clamshell money
California, United States, 1933
Obverse Image: N/A
Obverse Text: GOOD FOR $1 ON DEMAND AT THE HARTER DRUG C. / 3-8-33/ SCRIP / PISMO BEACH CALI / SIGN OTHER SIDE / IN GOD WE TRUST/ No. 5
Reverse Image: N/A
Reverse Text: [SIGNATURES]
General Information: This type of shell money was used as currency on March 7, 1933 at Pismo Beach California as a reacton to the Great Depression. This particualr shell was broken in two peaces and has been glued back together.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Shell Money, Clam
alternative currency
date made
1933
1933
place made
United States: California, Pismo Beach
Physical Description
shell, clam (overall material)
black ink (overall material)
white/gray (overall color)
black (overall color)
black (overall color)
black (overall color)
brown (overall color)
mark with ink (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 10.5 cm x 13 cm x 2.7 cm; 4 1/8 in x 5 1/8 in x 1 1/16 in
ID Number
1979.1263.00470
catalog number
1979.1263.00470
accession number
1979.1263
catalog number
79.112.OC102D
collector/donor number
2014-11-10
Credit Line
Chase Manhattan Bank
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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