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Know Your Money: Educating the Public about Counterfeit Money
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Know Your Money: Educating the Public about Counterfeit Money

Since 1941, the United States Secret Service has produced a series of booklets to educate the public about counterfeit currency. Although only a fraction of all circulating Federal currency is counterfeit, the US Secret Service investigates every case, however small. A new counterfeit note usually reaches the Secret Service’s attention via the public or a bank. The brochure Know Your Money is designed to help the public to be aware of counterfeit money of any kind. It contains a historical overview of US currency and other general information about the work of the Secret Service. In the earlier issues, enlargements…

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A History of American Currency
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A History of American Currency

The paper money issued by the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1690 was the first authorized by any government in the…

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New York City, 1988
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New York City, 1988

In 1988 in New York City, the Secret Service cracked the largest counterfeiting ring in US history. A group of…

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How It Is Made, How It Moves
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How It Is Made, How It Moves

As soon as there were coins, there were people making counterfeits. In attempts to foil counterfeiters, issuing authorities have continually…

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Kings of Counterfeiting
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Kings of Counterfeiting

Within the annals of the US Secret Service, certain individuals stand out for their audacity, the quality of their counterfeit…

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The Beginnings of the Secret Service
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The Beginnings of the Secret Service

The United States Secret Service was set up in 1865 at the end of the Civil War. Its primary task…

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