The obverse side of an écu of James V of Scotland, a Scotch gold coin also called a crown.

Écu, Obverse

The obverse side of an écu of James V of Scotland, a Scotch gold coin also called a crown.

The obverse side of the écu d'or of Charles VI, king of France.

Écu, Obverse

The obverse side of the écu d'or of Charles VI, king of France.

The reverse side of an écu of James V of Scotland, a Scotch gold coin also called a crown.

Écu, Reverse

The reverse side of an écu of James V of Scotland, a Scotch gold coin also called a crown.

The reverse side of the écu d'or of Charles VI, king of France.

Écu, Reverse

The reverse side of the écu d'or of Charles VI, king of France.

The coin of the ancient city Acanthus in Egypt.

Coin of Acanthus

The coin of the ancient city Acanthus in Egypt.

"Coin of Aethelstan." — Lardner, 1885

Coin of Aethelstan

"Coin of Aethelstan." — Lardner, 1885

"Coin of Alexander the Great. Alexander, at the time of his father's death, was in his twentieth year, having been born in B.C. 356." — Smith, 1882

Coin of Alexander the Great

"Coin of Alexander the Great. Alexander, at the time of his father's death, was in his twentieth year,…

"Coin of Alfred." — Lardner, 1885

Coin of Alfred

"Coin of Alfred." — Lardner, 1885

"Coin of Anne." — Lardner, 1885

Coin of Anne

"Coin of Anne." — Lardner, 1885

This tool is used for sorting coins, A coin is a piece of hard material that is standardized in weight, it is produced in large quantities in order to facilitate trade, and primarily and above all has the mark of the authority that produces it.

Coin Assorter

This tool is used for sorting coins, A coin is a piece of hard material that is standardized in weight,…

"Coin of Athens." — Smith, 1882

Coin of Athens

"Coin of Athens." — Smith, 1882

Common form of bank draft, or check for five hundred dollars.

Bank Draft

Common form of bank draft, or check for five hundred dollars.

A form of a share of bank stock.

Bank Stock

A form of a share of bank stock.

Coin commissioned with the image of Caius Julius Caesar. Front.

A Coin of Caesar

Coin commissioned with the image of Caius Julius Caesar. Front.

Coin commissioned with the image of Caius Julius Caesar. Back.

A Coin of Caesar

Coin commissioned with the image of Caius Julius Caesar. Back.

Coin commissioned with the image of Caius Julius Caesar. Front.

Coin of Caesar

Coin commissioned with the image of Caius Julius Caesar. Front.

Coin commissioned with the image of Caius Julius Caesar. Back.

Coin of Caesar

Coin commissioned with the image of Caius Julius Caesar. Back.

Julius Caesar issued Roman coins bearing his own image.

Caesar Coin

Julius Caesar issued Roman coins bearing his own image.

Coin of Piso with bust on front and bird on back. Front.

Coin of Cassius

Coin of Piso with bust on front and bird on back. Front.

Coin of Piso with bust on front and bird on back. Back.

Coin of Cassius

Coin of Piso with bust on front and bird on back. Back.

"Coin of Charles II." — Lardner, 1885

Charles II

"Coin of Charles II." — Lardner, 1885

A check is a negotiable instrument instructing a financial institution to pay a specific amount of a specific currency from a specified account held in the markers name with that institution.

Check Book

A check is a negotiable instrument instructing a financial institution to pay a specific amount of a…

A piece of metal on which certain characters are stamped, making it legally current as money.

Coin

A piece of metal on which certain characters are stamped, making it legally current as money.

An illustration of a coin.

Coin

An illustration of a coin.

This illustration shows currency from the ancient city of Rhodes.

Coin of Rhodes

This illustration shows currency from the ancient city of Rhodes.

Coin of the old Roman Empire.

Ancient Roman coin

Coin of the old Roman Empire.

An ancient British coin.

British coin

An ancient British coin.

A Greek coin, with an elderly man on it.

Greek coin

A Greek coin, with an elderly man on it.

An illustration of three coins.

Coins

An illustration of three coins.

Continental currency was a paper currency issued by the Continental Congress, after the Revolutionary War began in 1775.

Facsimile of Counterfeit Continental Bill

Continental currency was a paper currency issued by the Continental Congress, after the Revolutionary…

Fac-simile of the Continental Bills. The paper on which these bills were printed was quite thick, and the enemy called it "the <em>pasteboard</em> money of the rebels." The vignettes were generally, both in device and motto, significant. The one most prominent in the engraving represents a beaver in the slow but sure process of cutting down a tree with its teeth. The motto, "Preseverando- by Preseverance," said to the colonists, "Persist, and you will be successful." I will notice a few other devices and mottoes of bills which I have seen. A globe, with the motto, in Latin, "The Lord reigns; let the earth rejoice." A candlestick with thirteen branches and burners, denoting the number of states; motto, "One fire, and to the same purpose." A thorn-bush with a hand grasping it; motto, "Sustain or abstain." A circular chain bearing on each link the name of a state, an emblem of union; motto, "We are one."

Continental Bills

Fac-simile of the Continental Bills. The paper on which these bills were printed was quite thick, and…

Continental currency was a paper currency issued by the Continental Congress, after the Revolutionary War began in 1775.

Facsimile of Continental Bills

Continental currency was a paper currency issued by the Continental Congress, after the Revolutionary…

This is a thirty day sight draft bill of exchange for $24 / 120 livres tournois from the Continental Congress issued in Maryland.

Continental Draft

This is a thirty day sight draft bill of exchange for $24 / 120 livres tournois from the Continental…

Silver coin from the Roman empire.

Denarius of Tiberius Caeser

Silver coin from the Roman empire.

A silver coin of the United States, of the value of ten cents.

Dime

A silver coin of the United States, of the value of ten cents.

"The principal silver coin among the Greeks. The two chief standards in the currencies of the Greek states were the Attic and Aeginetan." &mdash; Smith, 1873. This image shows Attic Drachma.

Drachma

"The principal silver coin among the Greeks. The two chief standards in the currencies of the Greek…

"The principal silver coin among the Greeks. The two chief standards in the currencies of the Greek states were the Attic and Aeginetan." &mdash; Smith, 1873. This image shows Aeginetan Drachma.

Drachma

"The principal silver coin among the Greeks. The two chief standards in the currencies of the Greek…

The obverse side of a ducatoon, a silver coin, struck by Antonio Priuli, Doge of Venice A.D. 1618-1623.

Ducatoon

The obverse side of a ducatoon, a silver coin, struck by Antonio Priuli, Doge of Venice A.D. 1618-1623.

The reverse side of a ducatoon, a silver coin, struck by Antonio Priuli, Doge of Venice A.D. 1618-1623.

Ducatoon, Reverse

The reverse side of a ducatoon, a silver coin, struck by Antonio Priuli, Doge of Venice A.D. 1618-1623.

The obverse side of the dupondius, "a Roman bronze coin, of the value of 2 asses." -Whitney, 1911

Dupondius, Obverse

The obverse side of the dupondius, "a Roman bronze coin, of the value of 2 asses." -Whitney, 1911

The reverse side of the dupondius, "a Roman bronze coin, of the value of 2 asses." -Whitney, 1911

Dupondius, Revers

The reverse side of the dupondius, "a Roman bronze coin, of the value of 2 asses." -Whitney, 1911

"Coin of Edward IV." &mdash; Lardner, 1885

Coin of Edward IV

"Coin of Edward IV." — Lardner, 1885

"Coin of Egbert" &mdash; Lardner, 1885

Coin of Egbert

"Coin of Egbert" — Lardner, 1885

"Coin of Ethelbert" &mdash; Lardner, 1885

Coin of Ethelbert

"Coin of Ethelbert" — Lardner, 1885

The obverse and reverse sides of the fanam, a small silver coin used in Madras, India.

Obverse and Reverse Sides of Fanam of Madras

The obverse and reverse sides of the fanam, a small silver coin used in Madras, India.

The obverse and reverse sides of the farthing depicting Charles II. The farthing was an English coin equal to one quarter of a penny.

Obverse and Reverse Sides of Farthing of Charles II

The obverse and reverse sides of the farthing depicting Charles II. The farthing was an English coin…

The first money coined in the United States.

First Money Coined in the United States

The first money coined in the United States.

"The English name of a gold coin weighing about 55 grains, first issued at Florence in 1252, and having on the obverse a lily and the word 'Florentia.'" -Whitney, 1911

Obverse and Reverse Sides of Gold Florin

"The English name of a gold coin weighing about 55 grains, first issued at Florence in 1252, and having…

The obverse and reverse sides of the fourpenny piece, or groat, an English silver coin worth fourpence.

Fourpenny Piece of Queen Victoria

The obverse and reverse sides of the fourpenny piece, or groat, an English silver coin worth fourpence.

"A French silver coin and money of account which since 1795 has formed the unit of French monetary system." -Whitney, 1911

Obverse Side of Silver Franc of Henry III

"A French silver coin and money of account which since 1795 has formed the unit of French monetary system."…

"A French silver coin and money of account which since 1795 has formed the unit of French monetary system." -Whitney, 1911

Reverse Side of Silver Franc of Henry III

"A French silver coin and money of account which since 1795 has formed the unit of French monetary system."…

"Gazzetta of the Ionian islands, 1801. A small copper coin, worth about 3 farthings, made in Venice for the Ionian islands." -Whitney, 1911

Obverse and Reverse Sides of a Gazzetta

"Gazzetta of the Ionian islands, 1801. A small copper coin, worth about 3 farthings, made in Venice…

"Coin of George I." &mdash; Lardner, 1885

Coin of George I

"Coin of George I." — Lardner, 1885

"Coin of George II." &mdash; Lardner, 1885

Coin of George II

"Coin of George II." — Lardner, 1885

"Coin of George III." &mdash; Lardner, 1885

George III

"Coin of George III." — Lardner, 1885

"Coin of George IV." &mdash; Lardner, 1885

George IV

"Coin of George IV." — Lardner, 1885

"Obverse. George-noble of Henry VIII. GEORGE-NOBLE. An English gold coin of the reign of Henry VIII., worth at the time 6s. 8d. The name George (derived from the figure of St. George on the obverse of the coin) was given it to distinguish it from the earlier English gold coins named nobles." -Whitney, 1911

Obverse Side of George-Noble

"Obverse. George-noble of Henry VIII. GEORGE-NOBLE. An English gold coin of the reign of Henry VIII.,…

"Reverse. George-noble of Henry VIII. GEORGE-NOBLE. An English gold coin of the reign of Henry VIII., worth at the time 6s. 8d. The name George (derived from the figure of St. George on the obverse of the coin) was given it to distinguish it from the earlier English gold coins named nobles." -Whitney, 1911

Reverse Side of George-Noble

"Reverse. George-noble of Henry VIII. GEORGE-NOBLE. An English gold coin of the reign of Henry VIII.,…

"Obverse. Groat of Edward III. GROAT. An English silver coin, of the value of fourpence, first issued fr circulation in the reign of Edward III." -Whitney, 1911

Obverse Side of Groat of Edward III

"Obverse. Groat of Edward III. GROAT. An English silver coin, of the value of fourpence, first issued…

"Reverse. Groat of Edward III. GROAT. An English silver coin, of the value of fourpence, first issued fr circulation in the reign of Edward III." -Whitney, 1911

Reverse Side of Groat of Edward III

"Reverse. Groat of Edward III. GROAT. An English silver coin, of the value of fourpence, first issued…