Stories on Money

Stories on Money

This exhibition invited visitors to explore the development and meaning behind American coinage and currency. "Stories on Money" demonstrated the interplay among people, money and history, from the seventeenth century to the present day. The main section of the exhibition, "America's Money," showed what money looked like in Colonial America and at pivotal periods in American history, including the Gold Rush, Great Depression and in the current era. Visitors could compare the coin designs of the 19th century with those produced during the renaissance of American coinage in the early twentieth century.