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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Strange Currencies 9 What's in the World Ever

9. Money from the sheet of wood (Germany)

Been used as emergency money in germany during the recovery after World War I. So the emergency, the money was also printed from aluminum foil, silk cloth, playing cards and even the remnants of war. A collector would be willing to pay dearly for this strange moneys, the most expensive is the stone which was printed coins at that time.

8. Money with the threat of capital punishment (American, while still colonized english)

U.S. Dollar is the currency has become the most stable and regarded as a safe heaven currency. If viewed from historical, these currencies have experienced a lot in the fight against counterfeiters. In the early days of British colonialism, it is easy to print money because a lot of printing equipment supply and design of printed money is not so complicated as today.

But it was so easy, the counterfeiters can also print their own. How to governments that time to give a serious warning to counterfeiters? By printing "To Counterfeit is Death" or the death penalty for counterfeiting. It seems rather than "In God We Trust" more suitable "In The Death Penalty We Trust".

7. Money collection voucher (vietnam)

If we ever think that money can buy everything, it did not. Vietnam money in 70s this year serves as a collection of pieces that vouchers can only be used to buy clothing and equipment.

Maybe if we had to cut one part to pay for clothes, partly to pay for the pants, and partly to his belt.

6. Currencies of commodity-shaped

Salt is one of the oldest items are used as payment. Actually, the word "salary" (salaries) comes from the Latin "salarium" the money has been paid to Roman soldiers to buy salt.

Salt also is also used as a medium of exchange (currency) in the main Sahara for centuries, and is used extensively throughout East Africa. Usually, a person at that time would lick the salt block to ensure that the original salt and decided to make a fraction of the blocks as small pieces of money.

The block of salt on the 1500-year-old picture.

Another unique currency is:

* "Fried", money-shaped ball of yarn wrapped in coconut fiber. JAMA first used in Kepuluan Solomon.
* Cocoa is used throughout Mexico and Central America
* Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, can even be used as collateral for loans in Italy

5. The largest fraction of money (Hungary)

This broken record holder currencies today. Printed by Hungary in 1946 with a nominal 100,000,000,000,000,000,000 treatment. Yes! One hundred million trillion treatment with the exchange rate then was only about 20 U.S. cents. See it, until the number of zeros would not be printed there.

4. Modification Money Since Coup (Zaire)

When the regime of Joseph Mobutu's coup in 1997 in Zaire (now bernamaThe Democratic Republic of the Congo) The new government was too busy to design and print new money but because the money was too limited.

Why? What coup coup government should bear all paper money? It turned out that the picture was circulated as Joseph Mobutu. Fine, money is modified. Like what are the results?

3. Skin squirrel (Russia)

In a few centuries ago, a squirrel skin is a legitimate use of money in Russia. Even some parts of this dead squirrel as ear, nose, and nails serve as a "dime". The possibility that Russia could be free of diseases that are transmitted wildlife.

2. Silver coins plus bonus holy water (Kep. Palau)

If the paper currency USD no "In God We Trust", an archipelago of Palau step further. This country in 2007 a silver coin with a picture of the holy virgin and includes bonus small bottle containing a few drops of holy water from a sacred spring in Lourdes France.

These countries had also include pearls, stones and even a meteor on coin money. Silver and holy water, well if this country there is a problem with vampire and werewolf attack?

1. Money from the rock (island of Yap, Kep. Solomon)

On the island of Yap, an island in the Solomon Islands, you'll find "money" the biggest and weirdest in the world: rock rai (a kind of limestone). Lingkarang money is shaped with a diameter of 12 feet and weighing 8 tons.

Whether history or trust what causes people on the island of Yap is very mensakralkan this stone, probably the same as a modern society is glorified golden stone.

Because this type of rock can not be found on the island of Yap, Yap Island people willing to sacrifice their lives for adventure to find this stone.
Did You Know? Nominal value of the stones was assessed not only by size, but also judged by the sacrifice to bring Yap Island, including the number of lives had been floated for the sacrifice.

Because of its shape, this money was left lying outside the home owner, even sometimes in the woods. Although lying everywhere, orang2 must know who the current owner. In the event of change of ownership, will be done in a certain ceremony.

Of course that first time. Local authorities have banned the stones of this money out of the island. But at least you can find these antique money in the lobby of the Bank of Canada in Ottawa.


bijen m. said...

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