Funny Money

Military Payment Certificates replaced dollars as our currency, to keep Greenbacks out of the local economy. The MPC series were changed to keep the Vietnamese from hoarding. Changing the series was intended to be a secret surprise to disrupt its use by the Vietnamese, but did not work well, if at all. Read the full story.

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