Keep the Change
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In Keep the Change, author Harley J. Spiller takes an irreverent look at America's most uncommon coins and bills. Readers learn why greenbacks are green; what happens to worn-out bills (compost is involved); how artists navigate the fine line between art and mutilation; whether it's ever acceptable to burn money (short answer: maybe); and how coin clippers and counterfeiters through the ages have profited by manipulating money. Author Harley J. Spiller was named by Art & Antiques magazine as one of the nation's "Top 100 Collectors". He began collecting money at the age of five when, home sick from school, his father tossed him a sack of pennies and a Whitman coin folder. In the five decades since, Spiller has amassed one of America's most extensive collections of unusual financial artifacts as well as a wealth of anecdotes and quirky historical details about U.S. currency.
ISBN 9781616892562. Princeton Architectural Press.