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Collection Tier:
Tier 3

Play Money, $2.00

Identifier:
E2007.1.105
Description:
This $2 bill comes from a set of play money called “Mint o’ Money”. The money is an educational tool designed to help children learn to count money and make change. The set which dates to the 1940s cost 39 cents and included 20 metal play coins, a change purse, and play money bills. 

One side features the words “That Ain’t Hay,” which means a large sum of money. This once-popular phrase was often used in sentences such as, “I paid $50 for the latest video game and that ain’t hay.”
 
Date:
circa 1940
Materials:
Paper
Dimensions:
2.5" h 6" w
Current Location Status:
Education Program
Source:
Museum Collection
Rights:

Exhibit/Program
Discovery Kit: Numismatics (October 25 2019)
Discovery Kits include a variety of artifacts and specimens from the Museum’s Collection that allow students to investigate global and local objects. The Collections support the Museum’s mission of inspiring curiosity and discovery around science, history, and culture. Each kit includes objects from the Museums archives, helpful resources and suggested activities. Discovery Kits are a great way for teachers to incorporate primary source and object-based learning into the classroom or as a way to prepare for or extend a Museum visit.        
Maker/Donor
Traces Incorporated