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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Early_American_currency

Early American currency went through several stages of development in colonial and post-Revolutionary history of the United States. Because few coins were minted in the thirteen colonies that became the United States in 1776, foreign coins like the Spanish dollar were widely circulated. Colonial governments sometimes ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_United_States_dollar

With the enactment of the National Banking Act of 1863, during the American Civil War and its later versions that taxed states' bonds and currency out of existence, the dollar became the sole currency of the United States and remains so today. During the 19th century the dollar was less accepted around the world than the ...

www.bbcamerica.com/anglophenia/2014/07/likely-didnt-know-american-money

These days, new twos are printed based on demand and according to the United States Treasury's website: “As of April 30, 2007, there were $1,549,052,714 worth of $2 bills in circulation worldwide.” Although this may sound like a lot, that figure accounts for just three percent of the total volume of American notes currently ...

www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/461/555

461 U.S. 555 (103 S.Ct. 2005, 76 L.Ed.2d 143). UNITED STATES, Petitioner, v. EIGHT THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED AND FIFTY DOLLARS ($8,850) IN UNITED STATES CURRENCY. No. 81-1062. Argued: Jan. 18, 1983. Decided: May 23, 1983. opinion, O'CONNOR [HTML]; dissent, STEVENS [HTML]. Syllabus.

www.uscurrency.gov/history

Colonial Notes. Paper currency in the United States is born, issued by the Massachusetts Bay Colony to fund military expeditions. Other colonies quickly take up the practice of issuing paper notes. 1739 ...