Adam Gopnik explains why he thinks the pictures on our banknotes matter. "The iconography of money is more than just decor - it displays the true convictions of the commonwealth that intends to support its value."
Producer: Sheila Cook.
A Point of View: Why every household should have its own currency
As micro-currencies try to usurp traditional government-issued money, Adam Gopnik wonders whether families could benefit from minting their own coins.