Money Museum

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Show me the money

After lunch we went to the ANA Money Museum. Inside there was an interesting exhibit about the role that money played in the Civil War. The South had a hard time financing the war because their wealth was tied up in slaves and land. Since they didn’t want a strong central government, it was difficult for the Confederacy to print money. Plus the North very craftily flooded the South with counterfeit bills.

There were also exhibits on portraiture on money and rare bills and coins that were misstruck.

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