CATEGORY: Money
Before the One Percent, Americans Resented the “Upper Ten”
July 21, 2017

It's a pithy term that sparked outrage among rich and poor New Yorkers during the 19th century. Read More

What the Bank of England Got Wrong about Jane Austen
July 19, 2017

The new £10 bank note is based on a portrait that was made of Austen after she died. Read More

The Hidden History of the Nickel
May 16, 2016

Explore the surprising history behind the evolution of the nickel. Read More

Tubman Will Replace Jackson on the $20
April 21, 2016

U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew has announced plans for the most sweeping makeover of U.S. currency in a century. Read More

Woman To Be Featured on Newly Redesigned $10 Bill, Treasury Announces
July 15, 2015

Last week, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew announced plans for a redesign of the $10 bill, marking the first time in more than a century that a woman will be featured on a U.S. bill. Read More

Should Harriet Tubman Replace Jackson on the $20 Bill?
May 13, 2015

A grassroots campaign to put a woman from American history on the $20 has announced the results of an online poll to choose its desired candidate. Read More

The “Black Friday” Gold Scandal
September 24, 2014

Explore more about one of the 19th century’s most infamous financial scandals. Read More

Will Paper Money Go the Way of the Dinosaur?
December 19, 2013

A number of nations are giving up paper currency. Could America be next? Read More

Jane Austen Wins a Place on UK Currency
July 25, 2013

The Bank of England announced this week that an image of the beloved author Jane Austen will be printed on the back of Britain’s 10-pound note—replacing famed naturalist Charles Darwin. Read More

A New Golden Age for Silver?
June 24, 2013

Helping antibiotics fight powerful drug-resistant bacteria is only the latest non-monetary use that humans have found for silver throughout history. Read More