Many of us are accustomed to thinking of the money medium of exchange in the form of notes and coins with the usual dignity. However, throughout the history of currency, there were some strange form of payment. It could be a giant heavy stones, geometric shapes, metal rods, and many other unusual characteristics.
Unusual coins: stones Rai
In Micronesia, the island of Yap, Rai stones are legal tender. These coins are large limestone disc diameter of 1.5 - 6 meters with a hole in the middle. The cost of such a stone is dependent on the size, weight, and how many people died, to move the stone.
Coins of Africa: money Kissi
In some parts of West Africa until the 20th century used the twisted iron rods 33-36 cm long, with the letter "T" on one end and to the shape of the spatula in the other. They were called the money or Kissi Kissi penny-and often used in the ceremonies of burial. Often they use a bunch. For example, a cow cost 100 ligaments and 20 rods.
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Unusual geometric money Somalia
Somalia is also famous for other unusual coins in the form of cars, guitars and motorcycles.
Rare Coins of fiber
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Silver coin with holy water
This currency is not used in the world, and has been developed for space tourists. It was created by scientists at the National Space Centre and the University of Leicester and was named Quid (from the English. Quasi Universal Intergalactic Denomination - quasi-universal intergalactic denomination). These round coins made of heavy-duty plastic with images of planets in the solar system capable of supporting the load space and have a high degree of protection.