1.John D. Rockefeller - donated $531 million in his life

2.Playing cards - used as money in 17th-century Canada

3.Twenty-cent piece - a U.S. coin 1875-78

4.Fried codfish - used as money in colonial days

5.A private in the 1776 army - earned 52 cents a month

6.Secret Service - first formed to fight counterfeiters

Source: "You Can't Count A Billion Dollars! And Other Little-Known Facts About Money", Babara Seuling, Ivy Books, 1991.

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