The 20 Weirdest Looking Currencies in History

 
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    May 17, 2012 at 6:30 am


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    Many countries like to shake things up when making new money. Often, this gives them something interesting to stare at while they wish there was someplace they could convert their money into food. We scoured the depths of time and came back with 20 of the most bizarre-looking currencies in history:

    Wooden nickel
    Wooden Nickel, Canada

     

    Holy Water Dollar
    Coin Containing Holy Water, Palau

     

    Squirrel pelts
    Squirrel Pelts, Russia

     

    Manchuko Fiber Coins, Manchuria
    Manchuko Fiber Coins, Manchuria

     

    Salt, Many Cultures
    Salt, Many Cultures

     

    Kennedy coin with Real Sound Byte, Mongolia 2007
    Kennedy coin with Real Sound Byte, Mongolia

     

     

     

    Silver Coins, Vjayanagar (actual size)
    Silver Coins, Vjayanagar (actual size)

     

    One Million Dollar Coin, Canada
    One Million Dollar Coin, Canada

     

    3D Geometric Coin, Somalia
    3D Geometric Coin, Somalia

     

    Pop Up Head Coin, Easter Island
    Pop Up Head Coin, Easter Island

     

    Rai Stone
    Rai Stone, Palau

     

    Purple Motorcycle Coin, Somalia
    Purple Motorcycle Coin, Somalia

     

    Olympics Coin, Zambia
    Olympics Coin, Zambia

     

    Knife Money, China
    Knife Money, China

     

    Kissi Money, Liberia
    Kissi Money, Liberia

     

    Katanga Cross, Zaire
    Katanga Cross, Zaire

     

    Chilean Misspelled Peso
    Chilean Misspelled Peso

     

    Bafia potato masher, Cameroon
    Bafia potato masher, Cameroon

     

    100 Trilllion Bill, Zimbabwe
    100 Trilllion Bill, Zimbabwe
    Postcoup Modified Bill, Zaire
    Postcoup Modified Bill, Zaire

     

     

     
     
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