Web Sites

American Numismatic Association
Images of historical money from around the world

Colonial Currency at Notre Dame
A comprehensive collection of images

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
A brief history of money and an examination of today's U.S.

Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
A showcase of historic U.S. paper currency.

History of Money from Ancient Times to the Present Day
A chronology and essays based on a book of the same name by British economist Glyn Davies.

Smithsonian Hall of the History of Money and Medals
An introduction to the permanent exhibit in the National Museum American History.

Smithsonian National Numismatic Collection
Includes virtual exhibits of coins and paper money

Books for Teachers

Doty, Richard G. America's Money, America's Story. Iola, Wisc.: Krause Publications, 1998.

Galbraith, John Kenneth. Money: Whence It Came, Where It Went. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1975.

Weatherford, Jack. The History of Money: From Sandstone to Cyberspace. New York: Crown, 1997.

Books for Students

Ages 4-8

Maestro, Betty C.The Story of Money. New York: Mulberry Books, 1995.

Ages 9-12

Cribb, Joe. Eyewitness: Money. New York: DK Publishing, 2000.

Parker, Nancy Winslow. Money, Money, Money: The Meaning of the Art and Symbols on United States Paper Currency.
New York: HarperCollins Children's Books, 1995.


Richard Doty

Smithsonian National Museum of American History

Louis Jordan

Universityof Notre Dame

Douglas Mudd

Smithsonian National Museum of American History

Trudy Todd

Education Consultant


Department of Special Collections, University of Notre Dame

All other pages National Numismatic Collection, Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, Behring Center