October 13, 2016 – The dollar is found the world over. It is familiar to us as the money of the United States, but dollars are also the currency of many other nations around the globe.
Until 26 February 2017 the Fitzwilliam Museum is going to show a small display on ‘The Dollar: The rise of a global currency’ in The Arts of the Near East (Gallery 33).
One of the display items: USA silver ‘liberty’ dollar minted in Philadelphia in 1799.
The objects in this display explore the history of one of the world’s most iconic currencies. It traces the story from its origins in 16th century Bohemia and Germany, to its position as the dominant currency in world markets in the 21st century.
To learn more about the display and the museum go to the Fitzwilliam Museum website.