Art of the Exchange

January - November 2008

The financial world is not all business deals and bottom lines. There are also moments that involve the human touch. From the graceful architecture of an elegant bank lobby to the detailed engraving of a stock certificate, the work of an artist can give expression to the role of big business.

We have collected items that celebrate an artistic aspect of finance, from gorgeous cash registers, beautiful global currency, fascinating multi-lingual Chinese bonds, creative money-oriented board games and some particularly significant signatures. They all have representational authenticity and attractiveness. Whether it is the design of a currency, signing a valuable document or ringing up change on a gold plated register, they play both a financial and aesthetic role.