Minted: The Story of the World's Money
Ever wonder who the famous figures are on various banknotes and how the concept of "paying the bearer” first originated? This monetary miscellany of unusual banknotes tells the story of different nations’ notes (like the unusual Faroese Kr na) and the lesser-known people and places depicted on them. The history of the U.S. dollar is covered in full, including a list of the numerous slang terms for it that have developed through the ages, and stories of famous forgeries and money launderers along the way. Following currency from 7th-century China to the (cancelled) 500 Euro note, color reproductions make this a fascinating insight into banknotes, famous faces, and the whole history of legal tender.
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