HSBC Holdings plc : A history of China's currency
China's ... a coin's denomination, and bronze was worth less than the silver and gold used in the West. This was one reason why China began experimenting with paper money earlier. Great Ming Treasure Circulating Certificate, 1380 This is one of the ...
Rare coins, paper money going on the auction block
"Collectors all over the world are watching this collection ... items because Smith loved auctions. Smith owned S & S Coins and Antiques in Elkins. Kevin Teets and J.R. Yoder sort through paper currency from the estate of Cyrus Smith of Elkins.