“The Game of Moneta, or Money Makes Money,” was published in 1888 by F. A. Wright. Each card shows a coin; the denominations are: 1¢, 2¢, 3¢, 5¢, 10¢, 20¢, 25¢, 50¢, $1 (silver), $1 (gold), $2½, $3, $5, and $10. We certainly had more elaborate currency back then. The object of the game is to make as much money as possible by complicated rules, which I suppose prepares children for adult life.
The backs and box are fine examples of Victorian design (actually, since it’s American, I should probably call it Clevelandian).
(Posted by Doug Skinner)