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History of American Money Exhibit
Money hasn't always looked like it does today. Explore the Federal Reserve Bank
of San Francisco's American Currency Exhibit online and watch history come alive
as you step back in time to our nation's beginning. Learn how our country's
rich history is closely tied with our currency. Discover the role the Federal
Reserve has played--and continues to play--in that history. Visit:
Secrets of Making (real) Money
PBS companion Website to the NOVA program "Secrets of Making Money."
The program follows the U.S. Treasury and the Secret Service on a joint mission
to stay ahead of counterfeiters and make a better, more hi-tech buck. Covers
anatomy of a bill, history of money, digital cash, bogus bill, resources, update
to program, teacher's guide, transcript.
All About U.S. Currency
Everything you could possibly want to know about authentic U.S. currency. All
the facts (and FAQs) from history to trivia plus interesting information about
our new currency and the battle with counterfeiting. The official Website of
the Bureau of Printing and Engraving, U.S. Department of the Treasury is:
The Great Seal of the United States.
Long-rumored to be the symbol of an age-old cabal, the so-called "Great
Seal" gracing the back of the $1 bill is carefully examined at this Website.
From the all-seeing eye hovering above a pyramid to the Latin phrase
pluribus unum" clutched in the eagle's beak, every detail is addressed
with a well-researched explanation.
The Treasury Department's educational Website for students and teachers and
to provide factual information for use in schools, libraries and homes where
the learning process takes place. Visit:
Just for Kids
Discover all the places for kids to learn about the Treasury and other Government
Websites on the Internet. Visit:
All About Counterfeiting
Although they now have other roles, the Secret Service's original mandate was
to investigate the counterfeiting of U.S. currency. The primary mission is to
safeguard the payment and financial systems of the United States through the
enforcement of the counterfeiting statutes to preserve the integrity of United
States currency, coin and financial obligations. Visit their Counterfeit Division's
Website that provides a range of information from their history to "how
to detect counterfeit money."