Back to Basics: The Evolution of Money

Why Do We Have Money?

When Was Money Invented?


Paper Money

America’s History of Money

  • Pennies, coins worth 1 cent
  • Nickels, coins worth 5 cents
  • Dimes, coins worth 10 cents
  • Quarters, coins worth 25 cents
  • $1 bills
  • $5 bills
  • $10 bills
  • $20 bills
  • $50 bills
  • $100 bills

U.S. Department of the Treasury

Present Day

Mobile Payments

Virtual Currency

What is Credit and Why was it Invented?



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