Money & Currency

Currencies of the World, Currency Conversion, History, more

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The Value of a Dollar (1860 -)
"The Value of a Dollar records the actual prices of thousands of items that consumers purchased from the Civil War to the present, along with facts about investment options and income opportunities." Available to Members of Thrall.

Currencies of the World & Currency Conversions
Currency Converter
Input one currency and change that amount into any of the other world currencies. From OANDA.
Currency Encyclopedia
"The XE Currency Encyclopedia offers currency rates, forex news, and facts for every world currency like the US Dollar and the Euro." Also includes historical overviews of major currencies.
Currency Converter
Historical Rate Tables
Live Exchange Rates

Electronic Currency / Virtual Currencies
Bitcoin Mining
Convertible Virtual Currency
Forbes Money: Crypto and Blockchain
Articles and news.
How Bitcoin Works
From How Stuff Works.
Why Investing in Digital Currencies Like Bitcoin Is So Dangerous
From Consumer Reports.

Other Resources
Banks & Banking
Financial Ratings Series Online, bank rates, ratings, and more.
Credit Card Tools
Topics include: Cardmatch, Credit Card Checkup, Credit Score Estimator, Credit Card Calculators, Credit Card Finder, Shop by Profile, PrivacyWise, Best Credit Cards by Category. From Money
Facts About U.S. Money, U.S. Money History, Money Around the World, Economy 101, The Euro, Portraits and Designs of U.S. Paper Currency, U.S. Coins in Circulation, How Coins Are Made, The 50 State Quarters Program Act, The D.C. and U.S. Territories Quarter Program, Two New Nickels, New $20 Bill, Facelift for the $50, The New Paper Money, Counterfeit Money, A Brief History of U.S. Banking, A Brief History of Checking, Budgets, A Little Goes a Long Way, Unequal Income, Average Allowances, Kid Work, The Public Debt, Retail Prices of Selected Foods in U.S. Cities, 1890-1970, The Shrinking Value of the Dollar, Got a Yen...To Learn About Foreign Exchange?, Financial Websites, What is the Stock Market?, Change in Your Pocket--The New Quarters, Sacagewea Golden Dollar, Susan B. Anthony Dollar.
" is the U.S. government's website dedicated to teaching all Americans the basics about financial education."
Origins of Money and of Banking
"All sorts of things have been used as money at different times in different places." Defines Money based on its functions.
Treasury Reporting Rates of Exchange
Currency equivalency rate and historical rates in an easy table for the current quarter.
United States Federal Reserve
"The Federal Reserve System, often referred to as the Federal Reserve or simply 'the Fed, is the central bank of the United States. It was created by Congress to provide the nation with a safer, more flexible, and more stable monetary and financial system." See also Federal Reserve Education website for more on the Fed, the economy, and related financial topics.
United States Mint
"The primary mission of the United States Mint is to produce an adequate volume of circulating coinage for the nation to conduct its trade and commerce."

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