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7370
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Norris traces the history paper currency and coins issued in North Carolina from the time of the Lords Proprietors in 1694 through the Civil War.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 73 Issue 4, Sept 2005, p100-102, 104106, il Periodical Website
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9169
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The beginning of coinage in North Carolina is not entirely clear, but the first copper or brass pieces appeared in the late 17th century. In the early 19th century, coins began to disappear, and the market was inundated with tokens, paper, and other base metals. By 1834, North Carolina was back on the gold standard thanks to the Bechtlers of Rutherford County who minted the country's first gold dollar. North Carolinians began to be featured on currency, including Virginia Dare who appeared on the half-dollar in 1937, Governor Zebulon Vance, and the North Carolina Capitol Building.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 44 Issue 8, Jan 1977, p12-13, 60, il
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