paper money

American Currency Facts – Dale’s Daily Data
The first paper money in this country was printed in 1862 during the Civil War to make up for a shortage of coins because people started hoarding them.  Back then coins were made of gold and silver and people wanted to hang on to them because the value of the gold and silver itself could be mor…
Dale’s Daily Data: Paper Money
Somebody was telling me the other day they got a dollar coin in change the other day and didn’t want it.  The Treasury Department would love it if you used more dollar coins because they last longer, but people just don’t like coins jingling in their pockets.  The reason the U.S. began issuing paper…