Vanuatu is a small island country on the Melanesian Islands in the Pacific. The flag and national emblem of this country have a pig tooth pattern. Don’t underestimate this pig tooth. In Vanuatu, the pig tooth is a symbol of wealth. A dog tooth can be exchanged for 50 pineapples or 100 coconuts; and a pig tooth can have several or even a dozen dog teeth depending on the quality. The more bend the tusks are, the better, if they bend and circle for several times, it is invaluable. Many Vanuatu people are still accustomed to using pig tooth money in private, and the betrothal for marrying a wife here is still pig tooth. The government of this country also solemnly declared Zhu Ya as the “national treasure” of Vanuatu.
The white deer skin, as the name suggests, is the skin of the white deer. These white deer are all pets raised by Emperor Wu of the Han Dynasty. Due to the large number of reproduction, the feed fee has become a big problem. At this time, Emperor Wu and the Xiongnu and the southeast and southwestern Large-scale wars among ethnic minorities have begun, and various domestic “buildings, halls, halls, and infrastructure projects” have also spread out. It is just when money is short. In the eyes of Emperor Wu of Han, these white deer, who were increasingly spending money, were not so cute anymore, and only the money to love him was left! Zhang Tang, his pet minister, gave a good idea: slaughter the white deer, cut the deer skin into square pieces after tanning, and paint them with color. Then, these pieces are not enough to make a pair of children’s boots. Deerskin has become the top money with a price tag of 400,000 yuan-Bailu coin.
Previously, a dime coin in the United States was mistakenly imprinted on a nail and was auctioned. This coin can be called the most bizarre misprint. The coin was finally sold at a high price of 42,000 U.S. dollars (approximately RMB 276,000). The coin was misprinted on a flattened nail. The face of the coin was President Roosevelt’s face, with the words “InGodWe Trust” (We Believe in God), and a torch on the back. Appraised by a professional coin grading company, its grade is higher than ordinary coins. The year is not marked on the coin, but relevant people infer that the coin was minted in 2000 or earlier. As for how and why such a coin was made, it is currently unknown.
The money made of wood materials, it is estimated that it will disappear when holding it, which is too unreliable. Wooden banknotes may be tortured wallets, but in order to reshape the German economy after the First World War, wooden banknotes have become one of the most creative measures of the German government. This practice did not come to an end until the German National Bank resumed its vitality. Imagine the scene where the German people were carrying a pile of wood when they were buying things. The picture was so beautiful that people dare not look at it… In the
Middle Ages, salt was the main currency in the Sahara Desert and was once widely used throughout East Africa. People lick the salt block with their tongue to determine its authenticity, and then cut the salt block into small pieces for trading. The edible currency family also includes Reng, cocoa beans, Parmesan cheese, etc. Reng is a globular turmeric wrapped in coconut fiber. Cocoa beans have been widely used in Mexico and Central America. Parmesan cheese has been used as currency and bank collateral in Italy. . In fact, this is good, you can eat it when you are hungry.
Zaire, Africa-After the overthrow of Joseph Mobutu’s centralized government in 1997, the new government was trapped in a cash shortage until they designed and issued a new currency. In order to solve the problem of cash shortage, the new government set its sights on the large number of Zaires issued by the old regime of 20,000 denominations. As an economical practice, they removed the face of Mobutu’s head from the banknotes.
In medieval Russia, squirrel skin became a common currency in circulation. In addition to squirrel skin, animal noses, paws, and ears all played currency roles. Using squirrel skin as currency may be to reduce the number of parasites carrying the virus.
The US dollar has long developed into one of the most stable currencies in the world, but it is not always linked to the word “stability”. Before the U.S. dollar appreciates, the government must take measures to combat counterfeit banknote manufacturing. Dort said: “When the colonies first started to make counterfeit banknotes, the printing process was very simple. There were three main reasons: one was the existence of a large number of printing presses, the other was that the US dollar anti-counterfeiting technology was not high at the time, and the last one was that there was insufficient development. Measures against counterfeiting.”
How to combat counterfeit banknotes? The answer is simple, which is to print on the banknotes. “Counterfeiting is a capital crime.” At that time, all 13 colonies were printing this “death penalty dollar.” The words “counterfeiting is a capital crime” were eventually replaced by “we believe in God”.
Mongolia issued a 500-denomination Tugrik coin in 2007 with a bust of former US President Kennedy printed on the back of the coin. Click on Kennedy’s chest, and they can even hear a summary of the famous speech “I am a Berliner” by the assassinated former president. Once the Kennedy coin was issued, collectors took swift action to collect the vast majority of this weird coin.
The “marijuana” that everyone shouts and beats is also on the list. Wouldn’t this encourage the ravages of drugs? That’s enough. Only the Beninese can make marijuana on coins. Benin is a country in south-central West Africa. It used to be a French colony. They still use the West African franc.
Interesting Myanmar currency
For many years, I have been very curious about the 90-yuan denomination of Burmese currency, especially the kyat. Although I don’t know the secrets, I have always maintained a strong interest. The commonly used banknotes in Myanmar are in small sheets, with a denomination of 90 yuan and 11 small sheets = 990 yuan, plus 1 small sheet of 10 yuan as a waist strip, totaling 12 sheets = 1,000 yuan. To put it vividly, it’s like buying socks. One dozen equals 12 pairs. It fits economic life and is full of flavor. In essence, currency issuance should be close to people’s daily life, but it should not only be so, but should be more scientific.
Recently, at a gathering of friends, I chatted with Mr. U Kyaw WinTin, the deputy governor of the Central Bank of Myanmar, who is in charge of currency issuance. They were very cordial and talked about the rich and colorful currency stories in Myanmar.
According to legend, in 1988, a In the middle of the night, a certain leader suddenly had a dream and felt that the 90-yuan denomination currency is good. If the issuance will be auspicious, he will soon announce the issuance of this currency and invalidate some other denominations. The 90-yuan denomination actually does not matter in terms of form. It can be said that it is not painful or itchy, and it may as well as the overall situation. However, the issuance of 90 yuan face value at the same time the abolition of some other currencies, “. No} denies the essence of currency, interferes with the goal of stable currency, and violates the laws of commodities, markets, and values. Citizens have brought undue economic losses. The state issued new currencies and abolished old currencies free of charge, which essentially violated the currency system and caused disorder in currency circulation. Many people opposed this, especially students with weak economic power. There was even more resistance to this, so that they took to the streets to rallies and marched and formed a confrontation with the government. It can be seen that the currency issue involves people’s livelihood, economic, social, and national security, and it is not a trivial matter.