The folks at Choice Loans have published an infographic called “The Evolution of Payment Methods” that traces the development of money from coins to Apple Pay. I love this infographic because it lets me get my history geek and my tech geek on.
That said, my numismatic geek is all cranky because the timeline says the 1¢ piece was first minted in 1909, 5¢ piece was first minted in 1938, 10¢ and 25¢ were first minted in 1965, and 50¢ and $1 were first minted in 1971. All of which are wrong by a century or so, give or take a decade here and there.
The other factoids—or at least the ones I know about—are accurate, however, and I think it’s interesting. Check it out.
Originally posted 2016-03-04 09:30:22.