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The Beginning of the United States Mint – Part 1

By | October 30, 2016

Prior to 1792, American Colonists had no officially recognized currency of to call their own. Trade was often conducted by way of bartering goods or services for others. And sometimes even tobacco was used to conduct trade. Various foreign currencies were recognized and used for commerce. But the Spanish Peso, or Piece of Eight was… Read More »