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The first metal coins were manufactured in China at the end of the Stone Age in 1000 B.C. They frequently had holes through the middle so they could be strung together on a chain.
[Source: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/ancient/history-money.html]

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Canada adopted the gold standard to establish the value of its currency in 1854 which remained in place until 1914.
[Source: http://eh.net/encyclopedia/article/officer.gold.standard]

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Canadians are the world leaders in debit card use. Yes, we Canadians know it's the smart way to pay.
[Source: http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/oca-bc.nsf/eng/ca02096.html]

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Back in 118 BC in China, leather money was all the rage. These square-foot pieces of deerskin with decorative borders were considered to be the first banknotes.
[Source: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/ancient/history-money.html]

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The first silver coins were made in Lydia around 500 BC, which is part of Turkey today. These coins were stamped with gods and emperors to show that the coins were authentic.
[Source: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/ancient/history-money.html]

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Moo! Cattle-cows, sheep, and camels-were the first form of "money" in history.
[Source: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/ancient/history-money.html]

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