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It made the production of paper currency the sole domain of the US government, and in so doing, stabilized paper money in the United States. Prior to this act, states could issue paper money, as could banks, both public and private. With the massive proliferation of an incredibly huge variety of bank notes, counterfeiters had a field day. The majority of bank notes used in transactions in the first half of the 19th century were likely to be counterfeit. Ironically, some counterfeits were considered to be more safe than genuine bank notes, since many banks issued notes which were un-backed by any sort of specie or deposits. After 1863, bank notes came from a single source and it cut down considerably on counterfeiting. At the very least, the standardization of paper money made it much more easy to spot counterfeit money.

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Q: What effect did the National Currency Act of 1863 have on American currency?
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How did the Currency Act effect the colonists?

The Currency Acts created tension between the colonies and the mother country, and were a contributing factor in the coming of the American Revolution. In all of the colonies except Delaware, the acts were considered to be a "major grievance". When the First Continental Congress met in 1774, it issued a Declaration of Rights, which outlined colonial objections to certain acts of Parliament. Congress called on Parliament to repeal the Currency Act of 1764, one of seven acts labeled "subversive of American rights". However, according to historians Jack Greene and Richard Jellison, the currency debate was no longer really a "live issue" in 1774, due to the 1773 amendment of the act. The controversy's most important impact was psychological, in that it helped convince many colonists that Parliament did not understand or care about their problems. Colonial leaders came to believe that they, rather than Parliament, were better suited to legislate for the colonies.

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