History of Money

When: April 26-Dec. 31 2012

Though a news release from the American Numismatic Association begins "Let's face it: Bartering is no picnic," the people of Volos, Greece disagree. "Wherever you wander through the market area, one thing you won't need in your pocket is money," reads an April 11 report from the BBC. "From jewellery to food, electrical parts to clothes, everything here is on sale through ... an exchange system." Historically, the definition of money has varied widely — different riches for different britches, if you will — so catch the whole recap at The History of Money at the Money Museum (818 N. Cascade Ave., money.org). A free opening reception starts at 5 tonight, where someone will win a 2,000-year-old coin or a 19th-century token. Otherwise, daily admission is $4 to $5. — Bryce Crawford

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