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Paper currency was invented to serve as a substitute for Gold Coins and Silver Coins. Although notes date back to China more than 1,000 years ago, the first U.S. Bank Notes were issued in the 19th century. Backed by the assets of banks, many notes became worthless when a bank failed, and, eventually, bank notes were replaced by Federal Reserve notes. The classic currency remains highly collectible today.