"Accolated shilling of William III and Mary(size of the original)"-Whitney, 1902

Accolated

"Accolated shilling of William III and Mary(size of the original)"-Whitney, 1902

The front of an English crown coin.

Crown Coin

The front of an English crown coin.

The back of an English crown coin.

Crown Coin

The back of an English crown coin.

"The refraction of water is beautifully proved by the following simple experiment. Place an empty cup, with a shilling on the bottom, in such a position that the side of the cup will just hide the piece of money from the eye. Then let another person fill the cup with water, keeping the eye in the same position as before. As the water is poured in, the shilling will be come visible, appearing to rise with the water. The effect of the water is to bend the ray of light coming from the shilling, so as to make it meet the eye below the point where it otherwise would. Thus the eye could not see the shilling in the direction of c, since the line, of vision is towards a, and c is hidden by the side of the cup. But the refraction of the water bends the way downwards, producing the same effect as though the object had been raised upwards, and hence it becomes visible." —Comstock, 1850

Cup and Shilling

"The refraction of water is beautifully proved by the following simple experiment. Place an empty cup,…

The Lord Baltimore Shilling.

Lord Baltimore Shilling

The Lord Baltimore Shilling.

In 1690, The Massachusetts Bay Colony issued the first paper money in the colonies, called Colonial Notes, which would later form the United States.

First American Paper Money, 1690

In 1690, The Massachusetts Bay Colony issued the first paper money in the colonies, called Colonial…

The pine-tree shilling, an early form of currency in colonial America.

Pine-tree Shilling

The pine-tree shilling, an early form of currency in colonial America.

"A shilling from the time of Henry VII."—Finley, 1917

Shilling

"A shilling from the time of Henry VII."—Finley, 1917

The front of a Maryland Shilling.

Maryland Shilling

The front of a Maryland Shilling.

The back of a Maryland Shilling.

Maryland Shilling

The back of a Maryland Shilling.