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Tag: USA (Modern Period)

The Monetary History of the USA, Part 5: The 70s and 80s

The political crisis of the United States continued during the 70s. After the Watergate scandal shocking the nation, President Reagan was able to restore the self-confidence of the USA – especially by means of his economic policies.

A Lesson in Economic History: The Transatlantic Slave Trade

Up until slavery was finally abolished in the 19th century, European traders carried off millions of people from Africa to the New World. Swiss families and companies also profited from the transatlantic slave trade.

The Monetary History of the USA, Part 4: Troubled Times

The Second World War was won, and yet the United States, as a new superpower, was about to face decades of turbulence. The world was split into two camps, each bristling with weapons, and tensions also arose among the people of the United States. Of course, a lot happened in terms of monetary history as well.

The Monetary History of the USA. Part 3: Boom, Crisis, War

In the third episode of the series on the monetary history of the United States, we look at what an economic boom and a depression can do to a country. When the situation is particularly complicated, it may even lead to a world war.

The Monetary History of the USA. Part 2: Between Silver and Gold

In the second part of our series on the monetary history of the United States of America, we deal with booming and struggling national economies and the question of whether US citizens should pay in silver or gold currencies.

The Monetary History of the USA.

In this series we tell you the monetary history of the United States of America – of course using coins. Starting with the foundation of the nation until the 1980s. Follow us into the land of opportunity! Here you can find all parts of the series.

The Monetary History of the USA. Part 1: Times of War

The birth of the United States of America was anything but peaceful. Two major wars were necessary so that the nation as we know it today could emerge: the Mexican-American War and the American Civil War.

Heritage Auctions sells most expensive Kennedy Half Dollar

The highest priced Kennedy half dollar was auctioned on April 25, 2019. Since its introduction in 1964 several billions of this coin type have been minted. We will tell you why the most expensive Kennedy half dollar was so special.
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