Printing our own money

Humboldt County residents have created a community currency , but I don’t know how well the system is working, and how widely it is used.  The one advantage I can see is that we can create bills that reflect our community–money is, or can be, art, and a wonderful reflection of a culture and time (however romanticized the illustrations).  

I can’t find a picture of the Humboldt currency to post (worries about counterfeiters, perhaps?), but I did find money from the  Republic of Texas, which printed its own bills before becoming a part of the U.S in 1845.  

Bills of currency issued by the Republic of Texas, 1837-1841

Currency Detail

Currency detail

 

Currency detail

Currency detail

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