Thursday, August 6, 2009

Interesting Facts About Money

In 1943, pennies were made of zinc coated steel to conserve copper for the war, it gave them that silverly look.

95% of the bills printed each year are used to replace bills already in circulation.

The largest bill by size is the 100,000 Piso of the Philippines according to the Guinness Book of Records, it’s about the size of legal paper.

The Massachusetts Bay Colony was the first the issue paper money in the American colonies in 1690.

“In God We Trust” was first put on coins in the Civil War but didn’t make it onto all coins until 1955.

Queen Isabella of Spain was the first woman to appear on a US commemorative coin in 1893. She’s also the only real person to appear on a coin produced by the Mint.

It wasn’t until 1877 that Congress passed a bill that prohibited the counterfeiting of any coin, gold or silver bar.




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