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10 American Currencies You Never Knew Existed

BadCredit.org Staff 1/11/18

Currency serves two very important purposes: First and most obvious, it provides people the means to conduct business with one another using legal tender of indisputable value.

But a nation’s currency also serves to define its culture and identity. A nation’s currency reveals its history and values it holds most dear.

You’re likely familiar with our modern-day bills and coins, but many people have never heard of these 10 outdated American currencies.

For more information on other American currencies, visit the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

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