Aut cum scuto aut in scuto
"Gold is money, nothing else".This is currency.
Back in the day you could exchange any of these Silver Certificates for that much silver.
paper doesn't require pockets to be darned every 6 months or so
Paper and metal currency are merely the tangible mediums of barter. Eye appeal enhances the medium’s esthetic value, but adds nothing to its intrinsic worth. Scrooge Mcduck didn't care what his money vault contents looked like or could buy him. It was simply the quanity which enabled him to swim through his millions that gave him his substantive pleasure.
always wondered why my granddad was so careful about putting his paper notes in his wallets