The history of money is long and incredibly interesting. It initially started with the barter system. When that proved to be too difficult for a variety of reasons, various common items started being used as a symbol of value.
Depending on where you were in the world, those common items may have been things like animal teeth, bags of salt, polished stones, and anything in between. Over the course of time, those items changed to metal coins and paper bills, both of which became part of nearly every country’s legal economic system.
The History of Money
Chapters In This Course Include…
- Spears and Loin Cloths
- Metal Money
- Paper Money
- Ups and Downs
- The US Dollar
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