History of Paper Money


Paper Money

To celebrate our 225th anniversary, we’re looking through our archives to bring you 225 pieces of wit, wisdom, and fun in a series we’re calling Almanac Treasures (see more of them here).

“The first paper money was printed in Massachusetts in 1690. It was printed to satisfy the demands of some soldiers who wanted folding money in their pockets.”


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