Paper Currency

See exhibition: "Money on Paper: Bank Notes and Related Graphic Arts from the Collections of Vsevolod Onyshkevych and Princeton University,"
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There are notable holdings in U.S. Colonial / Continental and Confederate paper (ca. 650 and 2,000 pieces respectively), chiefly the gifts of C.A. Cass and André de Coppet: see L.C. West in Princeton University Library Chronicle 21 (1959), 243-4. There is a representative but far from complete collection of U.S. 19th century Broken Bank notes (ca. 1,200 pieces). There is a small holding in non-U.S. paper, but with a notable gift of Chinese and Russian 20th-century issues from W.W. Lockwood; and, from several donors, selections of German World War I currency and postwar “Notgeld.”

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