Money accepted in modern society is not always coins and banknotes. Many nations still use wooden plates or metal plates as currency.
Unusual paper money
Disney DollarsWalt Disney created the real world of fairy tales, which can not do without its own currency. There are Disney notes in denominations of 1, 5, 10 and 50 dollars, the issue of which began in 1987. This money can pay for rides in all the parks named after the famous multiplier. The central place on the notes is occupied by cartoon characters, including Goofy, Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck.
Funny banknotes - Disney dollars
Wine moneyFrom 1919 to 1921, wine labels were used as money in Yakutia, the cost of which depended on the price of a bottle of wine on which they were pasted. Thus, a label from a good French wine cost 100 rubles, from port wine - 25 rubles, Cahors - 10 rubles.
In Russia, sometimes paid with strange wine money
Tribute to footballerIn 2006, the National Bank of Ireland issued a £ 5 note. The issue of limited edition bills was dedicated to the memory of one of the best footballers in the country, George Best, who passed away a year earlier. The basis of the images for printing was taken photos of the most famous of his football positions on the field, when he managed to score important goals in the gates of the opposing team.
Footnotes with a football player George Best
The most unusual coins
Heavenly scentsOne of the most unique are the coins of the “Paradise Flavor” series, issued on Palau Island. Their distinguishing feature is that each has its own smell. The first coin from the lot was a coin with the image and aroma of coconut. On another coin, a surfer is engraved on a wave, and the coin smells like marine freshness.
Original Fragrant Coins
Butterfly from CameroonA silver coin of 1000 Cameroon francs was issued in 2011. Many numismatists recognized it as the most beautiful in the world - it depicts a flower with a voluminous butterfly sitting on it, the colored wings of which protrude beyond the borders of the coin. The technology of its manufacture is kept in strict secret. It is only known that there were 2500 such copies, and almost all of them were immediately sold out by collectors.
Butterfly Wings Go Beyond Coins
Silver PyramidThis original coin was issued in 2009 by the Pobjoy Mint Mint in the English city of Tadworth. Its release was timed to the 70th anniversary of the death of the archaeologist Howard Carter, who discovered Tutankhamun’s tomb in the Valley of the Kings in Egypt. The triangular coin depicts letters from the walls of the tomb, and in the upper corner is a solar disk with splashes of sand particles taken from the tomb of Pharaoh.
The silver pyramid coin has a triangular shape
GuitarsIn 2004, silver-coated colored coins were issued in Somalia. Production of collection metal money was timed to the 50th anniversary of the rock roll. They are made in the form of guitars of famous musicians and some American states.The value of each coin is 1 dollar.
In Somalia, money was issued in the form of guitars
Ural owlIn 2007, the National Bank of Mongolia began to issue collectible coins depicting animals on the verge of extinction. This metal money is in demand not only from numismatists, but also from ordinary citizens who have decided to support the idea of the government. On the 2011 coin of the highest quality, the Ural owl with the eyes of dark Swarovski crystals is depicted.
Coin with the image of the Ural owl
Dinosaur skeletonOne of the latest innovations in the modern numismatics market is a coin of 25 cents with the image of a dinosaur, the remains of which were found near Alberta in Canada. Turning off the light, on one side you can see the glowing skeleton of the prehistoric giant, and on the other - the image of Elizabeth the second, but without the glow.
In the dark on the coin lit dinosaur skeleton
The Sistine ChapelOn the obverse of the Sistine Chapel, issued in 999 pieces, is a monk's profile, and on the back is the image of God and Adam, exactly the same as in the picture of the great Michelangelo.
The coin depicts the plot of the painting by Michelangelo.
Money of unusual shapes and sizesIn some underdeveloped countries, people continue to pay with unusual currency, such as stones, wooden chopsticks, foodstuffs, or other objects of various geometric shapes.
Rai StonesOn Yap Island, which is part of the Federated States of Micronesia, the official means of payment are the Rai stones, which are limestone discs 5 meters in diameter. The cost of such a disk is determined by its size and weight - the heavier the so-called coin, the higher it is valued.
Very strange coins from Rai stone
Money kissyKissi is the name of twisted iron sticks 30 cm long used in some countries and tribes of West Africa until the beginning of the 20th century. One end of this money was in the shape of a T, and the other end was in the shape of a scapula, and they were called kissy-penny. To make a large purchase, they were combined into small bundles: for example, a cow was estimated at one hundred bundles of twenty sticks.
Kissy money has an unusual shape
SentinnialiSentinniali were used after the First World War in the Canadian city of Moose Joe and were plank.
Vintage wooden money