The strangest money
In many countries of the world are still not accustomed familiar to us paper and metal money. It would seem that the days of beads and zerkalets as currency for a long time already passed, but is it really?
In 10th place among the oddities of modern and not very green currencies are Vietnamese Stamps. Vietnamese that money can not pay for what they want, can only buy some specific things. The entire catch is that the edges of each banknote has a special tear-off coupons, which the owner can only be exchanged for the thing that contains them.
For example, if the Green Mark is issued for the purchase of clothing, at the tear-off coupons can only buy pants, coats, socks, and so on, with each item is given a strictly defined number of them
9 line is the world's only wooden money - Centennial, at one time in the whole town used in Moose Jaw Saskatchewan, Canada. This money printing method used by the Germans after World War I, is doing its best to raise the non-existence of the Reichsbank and to pay huge compensation to the affected countries. In fact, while the Germans were printed money at all, but the most extraordinary material was still tree
On the 8th place is pound Lewis - in this English town in its time in power was particularly enterprising mayor Michael Chartier, who decided to promote small traditional shops in the city to create the domestic currency, which he called a pound Lewis. That kind of money the locals could pay for any goods and pay any bills in the city. City Brixton in South London followed suit a year later, creating local Brixton Pound
On the 7 line is one of the strongest currencies in the world - Disney dollar, whose value is equated to the US dollar. However, notes in denominations of $ 1, $ 5, $ 10 and $ 50 can be used only in the Disney theme parks, resorts, cruise ships and on the private island of Disney, Castaway Cay. Currency was created in May 1987
6 spot on our list takes the Chilean peso, which today neither strange nor unusual to name language does not turn, but if you go back in the near 2008 - everything falls into all the places and the peso becomes, if not unusual, then at least a funny exchange. The thing is that it was then, in 2008, chasers made a terrible mistake by writing the name of the country with an error - in the end fell into circulation 50 million coins with the inscription Chia Republic (Republica de Chiie)
5th place occupied by "redesigned money" Caribbean countries. No, it does not mean that they are made from recycled paper or recycled. What then is their "redesigned"? The answer must be sought in the middle of the XIX century, when the Caribbean, in the absence of its own currency, began to melt and foreign coins minted from the metal produced their own - that's why they have such an unusual name. The most unusual "recycled money" were in vogue in the Dominican Republic - in the center of each coin has a hole in the shape of a heart
On the 4th line is a space pound sterling - currency, have never been used in the world and while waiting for adequate development of our technologies in the future to become a single space currency, calculated to withstand the stresses of space travel: the "coin" is not sharp corners and they are created from materials totally harmless to the human body. Space pound was developed by scientists from the National Space Center and the University of Leicester as an alternative to wire transfers that are in space will become impossible
3 takes place on our list, "currency", which saved Russia from medieval plague residents - squirrel carcass. Believe it or not, the medieval Russian paid for all parts of the squirrel bodies. The skins had the highest value, and ears, claws and snouts used as small change. How, then, the carcass saved us from the plague? They simply tolerated order of magnitude smaller parasites than on paper and metal money, used in Europe and become the cause of mass infection of almost all of its territory
In 2nd place is silver dollar Palau, released in 2007. It was then that one of the smallest countries in the world has made its own currency a little unconventional. Authorities have released silver dollar the Virgin Mary and tiny reservoir containing in holy water mainsail Lourdes (France). In a second series of coins it was released the following year, in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of apparitions of the Virgin Mary in the grotto
So, we finally got up to the country's currency. On 1 line firmly entrenched and unwilling to move huge stones anywhere Rai Solomon Yap Island. It is surprising that in the XXI century, some still continue to use money, which were first used at the dawn of the market, but as the currency of the islanders Yap actually use large stone discs with a hole in the middle, the value of which is determined by the size and, most importantly, the how many people died during the journey to the island of stone
The fact that the native island of stones there, so locals come to swim in a canoe on the neighboring island of Palau, where stone disks yet many, and deliver "coin" home
Residents Palau watching this process ironic, in the soul rejoicing that they have their own currency and they do not have so bent, trying to get it :)
At least on the island of Yap is no capitalism and the country remains immune to inflation, otherwise the islanders each year would have to get all the stones Rai larger ...