Many argue that money has become one of the most important inventions of mankind. With their help, we learned how to exchange goods. As a result, today we have the opportunity to get anything in the world, it would be enough for these coveted papers or zeros on the account. The bulk of money on Earth has a fairly traditional look. They are made either in the form of paper bills, or in the form of metal coins. Long gone are the days when in some places you could buy anything for a mirror, and beads. Nevertheless, even today some very strange money is in circulation in some countries of the world.
Vietnamese Green Mark.
This currency is the tenth place in our rating. Surprisingly, with such money, the people of Vietnam themselves will not be able to pay for any goods. For these brands you can buy only some very specific things. The thing is that each banknote with an edge has tear-off coupons. Each of them can be exchanged for that thing, which is indicated on the money. For example, Green Mark can be given out to buy clothes. In this case, detached coupons provide an opportunity to purchase only pants, coats, socks and other similar things. At the same time, coupons of a certain denomination are allocated for each item.
These were the only wooden money in the world. At one time they were in circulation in the city of Mus-Jo, which is in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. The fact is that after World War I, Germany tried to raise its Reichsbank, which collapsed because of inflation, with all its might. After all, it was necessary to pay compensation to all affected countries. In those days, the Germans printed money on everything that was just good for these purposes. But it was the tree that became the most unusual material. Such money was processed by Canadians for their needs, their designations were marked on their surface.
This money was named after the homonymous town of the same name. In due time the mayor there was the artful businessman Michael Charter. He figured out how best to develop small traditional stores in his town. For this purpose, the mayor introduced his own currency into his possessions, which he called – pound Lewis. With these money, the townspeople could pay for any goods within the boundaries of Lewis, as well as pay bills. This example was followed a year later by the city of Brixton in South London. There would be a local Brixton pound.
Disney created a whole fairy world. And what kind of world without its own currency? Disney Dollar equated to face value to the US dollar. Issued bills denominations of 1, 5, 10 and 50 units. But they can be used only in thematic Disney parks, resorts, cruise ships and on the private island of Disney, Castaway Cay. This currency was created in 1987. On the bills, instead of traditional for America presidents are depicted cartoon characters – Mickey Mouse, Goofy and Mini.
Who today can call this currency strange? In order to understand this, we must return to 2008 near us. Then everything will become clear, and the currency will really seem unusual and funny. After all, when the coinage was coined, an unfortunate mistake was made on the engraving. As a result, about 50 million coins with a denomination of 50 pesos with the inscription “Republic of Chii” (Republica de Chiie) came out. The head of the mint was arranged, and the coins themselves became the object of hunting for numismatists. For them today they are asking for a double denomination.
Recycled money from Caribbean countries.
The term recycled does not at all mean that this money was made from recyclable materials or old paper. The secret should be sought in the middle of the XIX century. Then the Caribbean did not have its own currency. So it was decided to remelish foreign coins, and from the received metal to mint their money. Hence the name for the processed money. The most unusual of them were in circulation in the Dominican Republic. There in the center of each coin there was an opening in the firm of the heart.
Cosmic Pound Sterling.
It is curious that this currency never appealed to the Earth, although it already exists. This money is just waiting for the development of technology, in order to eventually become common and unified for all. It is interesting that the currency is designed for large overloads that will arise during interstellar flights. These coins are devoid of sharp corners, and the material from which they are created is absolutely safe for the human body. The Space Pound was created not by enthusiasts, but by scientists from the National Space Center and Leicester University. This money will have to replace electronic money transfers, which in space will cease to be relevant.
This currency is amazing because it saved many inhabitants of medieval Russia from the plague. At that time in our country the main calculations were carried out by parts of the bodies of proteins. Most of all, the skin itself was valued, as well as muzzles, claws and ears of these animals. In Europe, there was a wave of the Black Death epidemic, which swept away a significant part of the population. Parasites were often transferred on paper and iron money. In Russia, there was no such problem, since the carriers of the contagion on squirrel carcasses did not live long.
Silver dollar of Palau.
In 2007, these islands, which are also one of the smallest countries in the world, have issued their own currency. It came out rather unusual. It was a silver dollar on which was depicted the Virgin Mary. But a small tank was attached to the coin. It contained holy water from the grotto in French Lourdes. A year later appeared the second series of coins, which was timed to the 150th anniversary of the apparition of the Virgin Mary in that grotto.
This money can be considered the strangest, and they are not going to give this title. Yes, and it’s hard to do, because even to move from the place of heavy stones Rai is not easy. Surprisingly, in our age of space and electronic technology, someone continues to use old money. They residents of the island of Yap, part of the Solomon Islands, began to be used at the very dawn of commodity-money relations. Their currency was a huge stone discs with a hole inside. The more circles have a size, the more they are appreciated. The price of the currency is also determined by the number of people who died while transporting such a “coin” to the island. After all on the island of Yap such stones simply do not exist. So the Aborigines are forced to swim on their canoes to the neighboring island of Palau, where there is a lot of such money. Then, heavy disks are brought home with great difficulty. The inhabitants of the island of Palau look at these attempts ironically. At heart they are happy that there is already such a currency on the island, and there is no need for it to swim somewhere. I am glad that there is no capitalism on these islands. There simply is no inflation in the country. Therefore, there is no need to bring home all the big and big Raya stones from year to year.