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Money is the root of a large part of romance and adventure in literature, and it is the basis for the society we live in. This book traces the days before money was common through how it is manufactured.Since other coins were scarce, it was difficult to make change when an amount of less than the Spanish dollar was involved. ... Much of the Spanish money used in the colonies in those days had been pirate booty before it was put into circulation. ... The arrival of these pirate ships was always a major event in the lives of the shore-folk, for these men had clinking silver money and bags of jewels which theyanbsp;...

Author:John Joseph Floherty
Publisher: - 1944


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