A Treasury official in 1866 put his own face on U.S. currency…

Posted June 20, 2017 11:50 pm by Editor

A Treasury official in 1866 put his own face on U.S. currency…

In 1866, Spencer M. Clark, then Superintendent of the National Currency Bureau, made a daring decision: to print his own face on U.S. currency. Clark, who served as Superintendent from 1862 to 1868, had no authorization from his superiors to do this. But U.S. paper bills were in flux because of the recent introduction of fractional money…

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