Journal Article

Stamp scrip: money people paid to use

Abstract: Substitutes for government-issued money are produced and used from time to time even in countries like the United States. Understanding why people turn to these substitutes and to what degree they are successful?or not?can teach us a lot about the elements essential to a well-functioning currency.

Keywords: Money; Currency substitution;


Bibliographic Information

Provider: Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

Part of Series: Economic Commentary

Publication Date: 2008

Issue: Apr

Order Number: 1