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Abernethy looks back over two hundred years and examines the types of currency in use in North Carolina.
Following the Tuscarora Indian War in 1711-1712, North Carolina realized the need for a money system. During the colonial period, hard currency continued to be scarce until recognition of the Reed Gold Mine in 1799. The state experienced a massive gold rush until the early 1800s, and since then, the exchange system has continued to evolve.
A collection of short stories from western North Carolina concerning the hiding of gold or money. The story titles are: “The Old Miser’s Pot of Gold,” “The Crazy Prospector,” and “Gold Nuggets of the Valley.”