The American financial system has taken many forms since its inception in the pre-Revolution colonies. The system we see today is a far cry from the era when thousands of different bank notes circulated the country and major historic figures — including Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton — debated the merits of a central bank. This infographic from FIS looks at the history of banking.

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The History of Banking

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