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Money (Classic Reprint)

Money (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Money

IT is a strange thing that so little of the actual, physical story of money has been written.

Whole alcoves in libraries are full of books on the theory of money. They argue without end over such questions as the gold and silver standard, over what should be back of the money that is issued, over measures to control its pur chasing power, over in?ation, credit.

But none of them goes back to the beginning, tells the story of money as it came down through the ages, shows how it developed into its present form, pictures it as it is to-day. None of them tells the physical story of this thing which has much to do with the lives of men.

And so people know little about their money. Who knows, for instance, that money started with copper pots? Who knows that the first shilling was a fragment of a broken ring taken by the victors in battle from the arms of those whom they had slain? Who knows why the United States based its currency on the old pieces-of-eight of the pirate stories instead of the shillings and pounds of the mother country? Who knows how and why it came to pass that he can go to the bank and get five kinds of ten-dollar bills? Who knows Why there are enough Silver dollars laid away in the treasure vaults of the government to load a freight train three miles long?

There is no book in the Congressional Library in Washing ton which in an orderly way presents the facts with relation to the concrete development of the various forms of money with which we come into daily contact.

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