Top 10 Odd and Curious Early Forms of US Currency Experiments

10. Continental Currency - 1776

9. Fugio Cent - 1787

8. Machin's Mills Halfpenny Token - 1788

7. New York Colonist Tokens - 1789

6. Kentucky Tokens - 1817

5. Hard Times Tokens - 1830s

4. Mormon Gold Coins - 1849

3. Encased Postage Stamps - 1861

2. Fractional Currency - 1862

1. Shinplasters - 1860s