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History of money design: How did American dollar bills change?

History of money design: How did American dollar bills change?

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The Press Herald, Pine Grove, Pennsylvania, December 28, 1934

Iron County Miner, Hurley, Wisconsin, March 27, 1925

Iron County Miner, Hurley, Wisconsin, March 27, 1925

St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Missouri, January 3, 1920

St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Missouri, January 3, 1920

1 US Dollar Worth Of German Paper Money During…

1 US Dollar Worth Of German Paper Money During A Period Of Hyperinflation. 1923.

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Saddled with Great War reparations and other war debts, the Weimar Republic resorted to printing large amounts of paper currency to appease its many creditors. Unsurprisingly, this did not help improve the value of the German currency — at the height of Weimar hyperinflation, 1 US dollar was worth more than 4.2 trillion German paper marks.

Other images of hyperinflation during the Weimar Republic:

The Bridgeport Telegram, Connecticut, December 14, 1954

The Bridgeport Telegram, Connecticut, December 14, 1954

The Topeka Daily Capital, Kansas, December 16, 1907

The Topeka Daily Capital, Kansas, December 16, 1907

The Pantagraph, Bloomington, Illinois, August 23, 1943

The Pantagraph, Bloomington, Illinois, August 23, 1943

The ancient Sumerians were the first to charge interest for loans, around 3,100 BCE.

The ancient Sumerians were the first to charge interest for loans, around 3,100 BCE.

News-Journal, Mansfield, Ohio, May 6, 1929

News-Journal, Mansfield, Ohio, May 6, 1929