What’s different about the Imperial Dollar Project from, say, other sites on numismatics?
Among the things that makes IDP unique is that it’s curated by academics not only interested in documenting coins and paper money, but in understanding their larger implications on our nation’s past, present, and even future.
Can you tell me what a particular coin or piece of paper money is worth?
There are abundant resources online for finding the value of your priceless family heirloom. Among them are the so-called Red Book–an inexpensive, and indispensable, reference on American coins. Though visiting a local dealer or shop is often your best best for more accurate estimate of what the market will actually bear.
As we see in installments of IDP content, the United States dollar spread—both metaphorically and physically—alongside its (imperial) influence in the hemisphere and, indeed, the globe. So the dollar, itself, has had “imperial” traits, using the loose interpretation of the word–that is, spread, exercised power over other currencies, and held “subjects.”
I’d like to contribute content (written or otherwise) to your website. How do I contact you?
We generally solicit content by invitation only, but if you’re an experienced writer or content producer–especially on matters related to American money–we’d love to hear from you. Use the form on our contact page, with a brief explanation of your idea and/or background and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.