According to my mom, Grandpa Stevens was carrying that coin purse up to the time of his death (in 1938, I believe); then Grandma carried it until the time of her death in 1965. It looks like the penny is 1903, the old quarter is 1902, and the silver dollar is 1921. That quarter at the lower right-hand corner obviously got mixed in later, since it's from 1944, the year of my birth.
My mom sold Avon products and became good friends with most of her customers. One elderly lady, Mrs. Sherry, gave her this $2 bill when they were first issued. Most of the general public decided to save these rather than spend them, I believe; so the government quit making them before too long.
Now let's skip a couple of generations, from my mom to my grandson, Brett. He had to make a castle for a school project this past week. I think he did great!