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14 Sep 2016

A Brief History of the Dollar Coin

| The Coin Student

The dollar's journey through time begins over 360 years ago. Though wampum could "passé at six a penny" and six hundred for a dollar, the dollar changes from shells to coinage in 1652 with the famous New England shilling, valuing today over $50,000 in good condition. Actually, in 1661 the law making wampum legal tender was repealed.

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