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Cut Coins: Money of the American Frontier


Multi-Media Summary

It has long been recognized that cut fractions of Spanish-American pieces of eight circulated as money in America in early days. Based on eyewitness accounts of their use, other contemporary references and archaeological excavations, this video covers where cut coins circulated and at what point in time. A picture will emerge of cut money originating on the East Coast, following the settlers west as the frontier expanded, and disappearing behind them as civilization advanced. Speaker(s): Bob Leonard.

Note: The David Lisot Video Library catalog number for this item is ANA93-020.

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