American Indian military payment certificate
Although I’ve long been fascinated with stamps, money has never held much appeal to me. I speak from a collecting standpoint, of course; I like having money, and I really like having a little bit extra that I can occasionally direct toward my philatelic pursuits, but collecting the cash itself? Not my thing.
I’ll make an exception, however, for the $10 American Indian military payment certificate used by United States service members in Vietnam during the early 1970s. My mother-in-law, knowing my love for the 14¢ American Indian stamp, purchased one of the MPCs for me earlier this year, and I have to admit that it is an absolutely gorgeous piece of paper.