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Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Money as a "Showcase for Art"

Via Boing Boing:

The Paper Currency of 1876 is a fascinating look at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing's decision in 1876 to use paper money as a "showcase for art." ... Link...

I think the date should be 1886, and the notes were released in 1896. Here are images of the one, two, five, and ten dollar silver certificates, though the ten was never released. Can you guess what the two figures in the foreground on the ten dollar certificate represent, or the themes of the two and five dollar notes (e.g. the one dollar note is entitled History Instructing Youth)? The answer is in the Link above:

Click on figures to enlarge

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