6 most unusual in the history of banknotes
• 6 most unusual in the history of banknotes
In the history of paper money across very unusual specimens.
Banknotes concentration camp
These notes Nazis created for walking in the Theresienstadt concentration camp, which was located in the former garrison town of Terezin in the Czech Republic, on the banks of the river Ohře. This camp the Nazis considered "exemplary illustrative" - it showed the Red Cross and other international organizations as an example of good treatment of the Jews. There operated a synagogue, lecture halls, produced magazines, conducted performances and exhibitions. These notes 10 and 20 crowns, printed on plain paper, have become part of the Red Cross arranged for showing off, had no real value and never used.
Banknotes with a carved face of a dictator
In 1997, the African nation of Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of the Congo) overthrew the totalitarian regime of Joseph Mobutu. When the new government faced a shortage of cash, they decided to temporarily use the old notes in Zaire 20,000 cut from their dictator's image.
One hundred trillion dollars (Zimbabwe)
In January 2009, the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe began issuing notes in local 100 trillion dollars. At this point, the rate of inflation in Zimbabwe was the highest in the world. The bill, which you see above could be exchanged for $ 300. In July 2008, inflation reached mind-boggling figure of 231 million percent. Loaf of bread cost 300 billion Zimbabwean dollars.
100 million billion Pengo (Hungary)
Before the Second World War Hungarian Pengo experienced the highest inflation ever recorded. In 1946, in Hungary there were notes of 100 million billion Pengo. If the numbers, then it will look like this: 100 000 000 000 000 000 000 Pengo. Prices have doubled about every 15 hours, so in July 1946 the Hungarian Government abolished Peng, replacing it with the forint, which remains the official currency of Hungary today. Banknotes, which you see above were actually printed, but never in circulation and were not.
The oldest banknote - 1380 (China)
The earliest known use of paper money belongs to China 800s AD. Banknote you see above - the oldest surviving. It was released around 1380.