Art of North Carolina Money on show at North Carolina Collection Gallery June 19-Sept. 30

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For immediate use: Tuesday, July 8, 2014

 

Nearly three centuries of North Carolina currency are now on view in the North Carolina Collection Gallery of UNC’s Wilson Library in The Art of North Carolina Money: The Stories Behind the Symbols exhibit.

 

The exhibition features more than 80 examples of money, tokens, and medals dated from 1729 to as recent as 2009. Unlike the consistent design of most modern U.S. currency, early monies varied greatly, reflecting the multiple private institutions and central and local governments that produced them.

 

The Art of North Carolina Money will be on view through Sept. 30.

 

More information: http://blogs.lib.unc.edu/news/index.php/2014/06/the-art-of-north-carolina-money-the-stories-behind-the-symbols/

 

Library contact: Linda Jacobson, (919) 962-0104, ljacobso@email.unc.edu