Wanted: Old Money !

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diannemcd on December 22, 2010

I dont care if it old or new, I will take it....:-)

uni* on December 22, 2010

Nice picture.

Greetings uni*

Closed on December 22, 2010

Hey Itsy-Bitsy :) GREAT SIGN! About the time you think thigs have changed... you find out that you still need to be "old money"... You wouldn't think they'd be so cheeky as to advertise it tho ;)

Right on Dianne!

Have a Holly Jolly Holiday! GG

someGuyinmasset on December 23, 2010

As long as the old money didn't have a misspent youth. "Mis-spent", get it? Ho-ho- ho what a lark! Now where's that lampshade go I want to wear it as a hat.

diannemcd on December 24, 2010

It does seem to be the silly season reading through Pano today....Cheers, and Merry Xmas

Itallica on December 27, 2010

Will Confederate Currency do?

What about my three dollar bill collection?

Itallica on December 27, 2010

PS I'm impressed GG got it; I wonder if Dianne did - might be a northern hemisphere thing.

Norrel on December 27, 2010

It could be a european sign, since the countries in Nortern Europe are not at all content with the €.

Bits-n-Pieces on December 27, 2010

LOL Norrel - I agree! The Euro takes a bit of the fun out of traveling: seeing and collecting the different currencies of the different countries. I'm glad I visited in 1999 and kept some francs and lira from that trip.

And LOL Guy - though perhaps the draw is that Old Money gained some cents as it matured. ;)

I'm with you on that Dianne!

Thanks very much uni*!

LOL, GG - and funny, as this shop was right at the foot of Beacon Hill, where much old money has resided over the years. But the shop closed recently...I guess that says a lot about the economy.

I bet they'd have gone for the Confederate stuff, too, Tery - though it would probably get more interest in the south than up here in Yankee Boston ;) But I think it's mostly Canadians that would go for the 3 dollar bills ;)

Hope everyone had a nice Christmas and is gearing up for a great 2011!

Itallica on December 27, 2010

That's probably why the three dollar bill collection is in Canada even though they were mostly issued by American Railways companies about a hundred years ago - only Canadians saved them.

Itallica on December 27, 2010

The three dollar bill has origins in Massachusetts: see www.awesomestories.com > The first printed currency in the American colonies was issued in Massachusetts, on the 10th of December, 1690. 

During the years leading up to the American Revolution, there were so many different currencies, issued by the various colonies, that it was sometimes difficult to transact business.

According to the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond: 

The Continental Congress decided in May 1775 to issue paper money to finance the war. More and more 'Continentals' flowed into circulation as the war progressed, and people realized that Congress could not possibly redeem them in Spanish dollars, gold, or silver. This loss of confidence brought rapid declines in the purchasing power of Continental currency. “Not worth a Continental” became a commonplace saying.

After the Declaration of Independence severed the colonies’ ties to Britain, Congress authorized paper currency to be issued by the "United Colonies."  image is of a Three-Dollar bill, issued just a few weeks following the

Itallica on December 27, 2010

From www.pjsymes.com.au > The colonial United States was a hotbed of 3-dollar note issues and the tradition continued well into the nineteenth century, when a number of private banks prepared issues in this denomination.

whoelius on January 1, 2011

Awesome. ^

kamalyn on January 4, 2011

LOL Tery - I can't believe Massachusetts actually issued 3 dollar bills! That's quite a find. And I bet this shop would have been VERY happy to have bought some up. And it wouldn't be at all unlikely that those bills would have been printed up in this same neighborhood.

Hi Who!

Nawitka on June 13, 2011

The best thing to do with old money is marry it.

Bits-n-Pieces on July 30, 2011

lol, new money works just as well for that, too! ;)

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