The future of money – cold, hard cash – is questionable. Is our monetary system going to be all-digital in the months to come? Will dollar bills and coins become obsolete? Many people think so, and it's a scary, sad thing.

So, with this in mind, I gathered up some old Michigan currency, going back as far as the 1830s. Michigan had its own personal currency -  not like today, where all currency is on a national basis. Pretty interesting to see what we had back then, what we have now, and what we may not have in the future.

The gallery below depicts 30 old Michigan-only bank notes and bills from various parts of our state. Take a look!

OLD MICHIGAN MONEY OF THE 1800s

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