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What Is Currency? Lessons from Historic Africa is adapted from Smithsonian in Your Classroom, a publication of the Smithsonian Office of Education, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Smithsonian in Your Classroom is made possible through the generous support of the Pacific Life Foundation.
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