The most unusual money

• The most unusual money

This topic is an interesting collection of original and unusual, and sometimes even funny money. We tried to find as many interesting banknotes as possible. This is the currency of various countries, not only modern, but also the old banknotes.

Also on the list are several invented nonexistent notes and interesting facts about the money

"Paper money always returns to its intrinsic value - zero" (Voltaire, 1694-1778)

Money in Germany during the 1921 crisis. These notes are astonishingly graphic design

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Most banknotes often display some moments of political or cultural life of the country. For example, the old Russian Empire banknote great size very carefully thought out. This bill is the Russian Empire in 1912 to Tsar Peter the Great

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This is a fictional (fortunately) bill Bank of Cthulhu

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Polish bank banknote with the image of Frederic Chopin

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A simple squirrel depicted on the banknote Bank of Belarus. Belarusian money popularly called simply and succinctly - bunnies, because on one ruble banknote was depicted hare

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But the most ancient of all known bill. Previously, all paper money was used in China in 800 AD. But it survived only a banknote dated 1380 - is the oldest paper money

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The European paper money appeared in the seventeenth century. In 1633, the British jeweler certificates were used as means of payment. In 1660, these certificates were used as an alternative to coins - these were the forerunners of banknotes in England. Bank of Sweden was founded in 1656, offers loans, loans and deposits to customers. In Sweden in 1661 the first bank in Europe has introduced paper money. Banknote hundred Daler was introduced into circulation in 1666:

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In the UK the Bank of England banknotes introduced in 1694, but is widely used such money were only in 1921. Decimal currency was introduced in England, February 15, 1971. 50 pence coin, introduced one of the first very familiar to Britons since its introduction over 40 years ago. However, initially this coin was octagonal. There is also a 12-coin of three pence halfpenny and coin withdrawn from circulation in 1984

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In Scotland there were many different institutions, separate from England and Wales. This was true of money. Scottish bank notes are accepted in Scotland and usually in other parts of England, but in some shops they can not accept. However, they are also legal, as the British bank notes, and any financial institution will accept them without question

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Money Northern Ireland, as well as the Scottish banknotes have the same status and technically can be used all over the United Kingdom. Nevertheless, they are rarely seen outside Northern Ireland. Here, for example, a bank note in 2006 a limited edition dedicated to football legend - George Best

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Channel Islands and the Isle of Man are in the possession of the British Crown, but it is not part of the UK. These islands also have their money. But unlike Scotland and Northern Ireland, these notes can not be used across the UK. On a banknote the Isle of Man is a popular character - the three legs

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But the money the islands of Jersey and Guernsey, located in the English Channel

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The Channel Islands were the only British soil occupied by the Nazis during the Second World War. That's what the currency used here during the German occupation (the money used in the photo above residents of Guernsey, as the photo below - notes the German army)

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In the course of "Operation Bernhard" fascists dropped from aircraft counterfeit banknotes to destabilize the situation in England. Here is one of such banknotes:

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The remains of the once mighty British Empire - 14 Overseas Territories, including Gibraltar, the Falkland Islands and St. Helena, too, have their own currency. But this money will not be accepted in the UK

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During the American Civil War in the Confederate also had their own paper money. Here is an example of two denominations of $ 20, one bill - 1861, and the other - 1864

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And here is the money of the Republic of Texas in 1830

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The shape of the British coins in a penny 3 is not the original. As you coins minted in Zambia in honor of the Olympic Games in Sydney in 2000?

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Everyone has heard about the hyperinflation in Zimbabwe? Economic problems of the country were reflected in the currency. Here is a bill in 2008 to $ 10 million:

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However, over time it's blocked this bill:

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hyperinflation occurred in other countries. For example, in Germany during and after the First World War. Here banknote 5 million marks, introduced in Dresden, August 21, 1923

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And here is the banknote of 10 million marks:

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50 million brands:

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The denomination of 100 billion marks:

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500 billion marks:

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November 3, 1923 in Germany goes denomination in 100 trillion marks

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Later in Germany elected a new government headed by Adolf Hitler. He wanted to on banknotes was his profile. Here's the design for the coins in five Reichsmarks, proposed in 1942, but never brought to life

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And this money has been set up by the Nazis to a concentration camp Terezenshtadt (Theresienstad) in the Czech Republic. This camp was established for demonstration of the Red Cross, a good attitude to the Jewish prisoners. Representatives of the organization have shown how well cared for the prisoners, conduct cultural activities, send their children to school and pay for work money. In fact, in this camp were killed about 30,000 people, and 90,000 were sent to other camps of death. These notes 10 and 20 crowns were just part of the promotion for the Red Cross, in fact, it is plain paper

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Joseph Stalin was captured on a coin in 1949, minted in Czechoslovakia

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During World War II, Japan occupied many areas, which is also the occupation currency was introduced. Here's the money entered during the occupation in Hong Kong

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And this the bill was introduced in the occupied Philippines

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This banknote 100 yuan in 1944 was used in Manchuria in northeast China

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And here's another banknote from Asia - the largest banknote in the world - 16 centimeters in length and 16 in width - introduced in Thailand in 1987

There were problems with currency and in Ukraine. Curiously, almost every Ukrainian in the 90s could safely call myself a millionaire - that Ukrainian banknote 1 million karbovanets (often called coupons). Karbovanets were used in Ukraine from 1991 to 1996.

And it all began with the exchange of Soviet rubles in 1991 on the new money. Here banknote 1 karbovanets (coupon). Whence came the name of a coupon? Probably from the time coupons were replacing the money in the beginning of perestroika.