I have a fascination for vintage stuff. I like seeing what people wore a few decades ago or what they did for fun. This time, I found what people used decades or centuries ago as a currency. Some really interesting designs, some better – I say – than the current bills we use.
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Posted by Koryu_Ninja | March 11th, 2008 10:14 pm
Notice they all say, “Payable to the bearer on demand”. Look for that on current bills, it’s not there. Because during Vietnam the government was lacking in money, so what did they decide to do? Make more! So they printed out more bills, and soon there wasn’t nearly enough money in the US treasury to be able to pay back the amount of money America had pumped out. This is the reason why the US dollar is so low in worth these days.
Stupid America. 0_o
Posted by Tim | May 19th, 2008 5:48 pm
They used to say that because it was backed by silver and gold. Obviously it wouldn’t make sense to have it on there now because as you said the dollar value is based on dollars printed now.
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Posted by ubercheez | July 17th, 2008 4:05 am
Notice how they didn’t have “in God We Trust” either. That didn’t appear on the bills till late 50′s thanks to Senator McCarthy and the Red Scare. FYI it first appeared on coins during the civil war if I recall correctly.
Looks like our founding fathers didn’t want that crap on our currency all along.
Posted by Johnny Mnemonic | August 13th, 2008 9:43 pm
The ‘Payable to the bearer on demand’ has disappeared, rather than because of the vietnam issue mentioned by Koryu, because of a
I repeat: the current system is based on a scam, founded and promoted by miserable insects, to favor even more miserable worms.
You better watch the film
Posted by Numismatica | October 17th, 2008 11:35 pm
Te felicito por el post, excelentes imagenes.
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