History of currency

Money has been an essential part of human history for the last 3,000 years. In isolation, it has no worth; whether it's a minted metal coin or a piece of paper with a historic icon on it, the true value of money comes from its use as a medium of exchange and measurement of wealth.

There's something fascinating about the arduous journey money has made. Select a currency from below to learn more about it.

 
 
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