Currency

NY Stock Exchange stamp
March 8, 1817

Establishment of the New York Stock Exchange

On March 8, 1817, the New York Stock Exchange was established out of a reorganization of stockbrokers working under the Buttonwood Agreement.

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 US #5347 – 2019 Express Mail Stamp picturing Joshua trees
August 10, 1936

Joshua Tree National Monument

On August 10, 1936, President Franklin Roosevelt used the power of the 1906 Antiquities Act to create Joshua Tree National Monument.

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 US #R1 – A 1¢ Express Revenue stamp.
July 1, 1862

The Revenue Act of 1862

On July 1, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Revenue Act of 1862 into law, to help fund the Civil War.

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1975 10¢ Banking and Commerce stamps
December 23, 1913

Federal Reserve Established 

On December 23, 1913, President Woodrow Wilson signed the Federal Reserve Act, establishing America’s current central banking system.

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 US #1334 was issued for the 50th anniversary of Finnish Independence.
December 6, 1917

Finnish Independence

On December 6, 1917, Finland declared its independence. 

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 US #205 was intended to be printed in black as a mourning stamp, but Garfield’s wife preferred brown.  Click the image to order.
November 19, 1831

Happy Birthday, President Garfield 

The last of the “log cabin presidents,” James A. Garfield was born November 19, 1831, near Cleveland, Ohio, to impoverished farmers.

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 US #1552 – America’s first self-adhesive stamp, issued on this day in 1974.

First U.S. Self-Adhesive Stamp

On November 15, 1974, the USPS issued its first experimental self-adhesive stamp.

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 US #1577-78 was issued for the Centennial Convention of the American Bankers Association. Click image to order.
March 9, 1933

Emergency Banking Act

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1998 32¢ Celebrate the Century - 1920s: Stock Market
March 8, 1817

Establishment of the New York Stock Exchange

On March 8, 1817, the New York Stock Exchange was established out of a reorganization of stockbrokers working under the Buttonwood Agreement.

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