In 1812, the Governor of Australia solved the colony’s currency crisis by importing 40,000 Spanish Silver Dollars. To stop the coins disappearing into traders’ pockets, he had them punched-out and re-stamped, making them useless outside Australia. In the process, each dollar became two coins: the large donut-like outer ring, and the punched-out inner disc. The circular inner was re-stamped with a crown, the year 1813, the issuing authority and the value of fifteen pence - the Colonial…
Paper Money of the United States: 1891 $1000 Marcy Silver Certificate, William L. Marcy Obverse: Bust of William L. Marcy, 1786-1857, Governor of New York, US. Senator, Secretary of War under President Polk and Secretary of State under President Pierce. Peace cradles sword to her chest with 1000 counter on shield at left.
Sterling Pound surged by percent yesterday as the market is still discounting the hawkish statement of the UK Governor Mark Carney with respect to interest rate hike moving closer boosted the demand for the Cable.
Union and Apartheid-era South African money featuring Jan van Riebeck. He is no longer featured on South African money, which MIGHT have something to do with the fact that he begged the Dutch East India Company to let him enslave the natives.