When the founding fathers adopted the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, they staged a revolution unlike any we’ve seen in modern times. They communicated by messengers such as Paul Revere, troops wore brightly colored uniforms instead of camouflage and brave spies were the primary source of intelligence information. Yet one of the biggest differences might be that they didn’t have dollars and cents. The financial system Americans use on the country’s 235th birthday is totally different from the one used when John Hancock autographed the historic document. As you prepare to celebrate more than two centuries of independence from Great Britain, test your knowledge of how things were paid for around the time of the American Revolution.