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Definition of Shinplaster

Shinplaster
Shinplaster Shin"plas`ter, n. Formerly, a jocose term for a bank note greatly depreciated in value; also, for paper money of a denomination less than a dollar. [U. S.]

Meaning of Shinplaster from wikipedia

- Shinplaster was a common name for paper money of low denomination, less than one dollar, circulating widely in the economies of the 19th century where...
- "fractional currency", was also sometimes pejoratively referred to as "shinplasters". In 1854, James Guthrie, then Secretary of the Treasury, proposed creating...
- coins early 19th Century Tokens and Army Bills - War of 1812 British Shinplaster 1870s United States silver coins 1868-1869 Dollar Dominican dollar Grenadian...
- Fractional currency, also referred to as shinplasters, was introduced by the United States federal government following the outbreak of the Civil War....
- Anniversary of the 1870 Shinplaster Robert Ralph Carmichael 58.33% gold, 41.67% silver 1,250 $1,295.95 2006 The 1900 Shinplaster Royal Canadian Mint Engravers...
- $5 notes were issued starting in 1912. The last 25¢ notes, known as shinplasters due to their small size, were dated 1923. Special notes called Bank Legals...
- Money and exchange in Canada to 1900 "merchants to revive the practice of issuing bons or, as they were called by the English Canadians, “shinplasters”."...
- slips of paper became ragged and dirty, and the public came to hate "shinplasters". After the issuance in 1864 of a lighter bronze cent and a two-cent...
- owner, Joshua Cheeseman, was for a few years, a regionally well-known shinplaster banker, producing a number of paper notes used across the region. In...
- economy, and purchases were paid for using promissory notes known as "shinplasters". In 1942 during World War II, the town and its aerodrome were attacked...
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