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Why does the dollar sign have a slash? Did a British pound originally weigh 1 pound? Find out the stories behind these and other currency symbols.
Most U.S. currency contains a serial number that ends with a letter, but some end or begin with a star instead. What does the letter stand for? What is the significance of the star?
Cryptocurrencies are likely here to stay. But who's really behind their creation and should we trust this new form of digital cash?
By Diana Brown
Cryptocurrencies have been in the news a lot lately. How much do you know about the legitimacy of these 'invisible' currencies?
By Diana Brown
Even items with the word 'penny' in their name, like penny candy, cost more than a cent. What does a penny buy in America these days?
By Dave Roos
Bitcoin's price of more than $10,000 a coin has gotten everyone excited, but some financial experts are putting their money on another cryptocurrency.
By Dave Roos
An 1864 law bars living people from appearing on U.S. currency. What do you have to do to get your grill on a bill?
Why aren't there numbers on American coins? The words "dime," "penny" and "nickel" sure don't convey anything obvious. Is the U.S. just being inhospitable to guests?
By Chris Opfer
No one knows the exact amount of money lost or thrown out, but it's a lot more than you might imagine. One man made more than $20,000 picking up loose change every day for 10 years.
Learn why Lincoln and Jefferson don't face left like all the other presidents on U.S. coins.
You can trade your dollars in for gold bullion from Fort Knox whenever you want -- right? Maybe not.