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One Cent, Two Cents, Old Cent, New Cent: All about Money

Bonnie Worth

The Cat in the Hat puts to rest any notion that money grows on trees, in this super simple look at numismatics, the study of money and its history. This fascinating introduction to money also looks at banking, and includes a step-by-step guide to minting coins. Full color.

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Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Publish Date: 09/09/2008
Pages: 45
ISBN-13: 9780375828812
ISBN-10: 0375828818
Language: English

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THE CAT IN the Hat puts to rest any notion that money grows on trees in this super simple look at numismatics, the study of money and its history. Beginning with the ancient practice of bartering, the Cat explains various forms of money used in different cultures, from shells, feathers, leather, and jade to metal ingots to coins (including the smallest--the BB-like Indian fanam--and the largest--the 8-foot-wide, ship-sinking limestone ones from the Islands of Yap!), to the current king of currency, paper. Also included is a look at banking, from the use of temples as the first banks to the concept of gaining or paying interest, and a step-by-step guide to minting coins. A fascinating introduction is bound to change young reader's appreciation for change!

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