Form of money or currency in the world is very diverse and manifold. Moreover, countries in the world there are huge numbers and on average they have their own money. Their currency usually has their own uniqueness, be it in terms of drawing, value, material and shape. Throughout the history of the world, there are some money that very unique, which is used as legal payment in their country. Some data about most unique money in the world is mention below.
1. Money from sheets of wood in Germany
Unique money made from sheets of wood is emergency money which is used in Germany, during the recovery period after World War I. Due to economic and government conditions at that time was an emergency, the money in Germany is also printed from crude materials such as aluminum foil, silk fabrics, even of playing cards from the remnants of the war. This money is being hunted by collectors and valued very expensive. One of the precious money for collectors is the rock that is extruded to coin money, at that time.
2. Emergency money in Zaire
This unique money is the modification money during emergency conditions in Zaire. In 1997, the regime of Joseph Mobutu coup as the ruler of Zaire, for now this country called The Democratic Republic of the Congo. The amount of money was very limited and the government at that time was too busy with other affairs, so not had time to print new money. The result was the currency that used by Joseph Mobutu in power still be used, but modified in such a way that did not look on his face.
3. Largest currency denomination in Hungary
Inevitably, this unique money that comes from Hungary is a currency that holds the record as the largest currency in the world today. The currency was printed by the government of Hungary in 1946, with a nominal 100,000,000,000,000,000,000 Pengo, aka one hundred million trillion Pengo. With the exchange rate at that time, the value of these currencies is approximately only U.S. 20 cents. Because the number of zeros is too much, so it prints money using only letters, namely “B”.
4. Coins with holy water from the Palau Islands
This is a money in spiritual theme. As with writing on the U.S. dollar which reads “In God We Trust”, Palau Islands also scored a silver coin, bearing the holy virgin. Uniquely is in coins were added drops of holy water, which was taken from the sacred spring in Lourdes France. This country is indeed often add a unique component in their currencies. Ever recorded was an additional form of pearl and stone meteorites.
5. Money in the form of a voucher collection of Vietnam
Money used in Vietnam, in the 70’s is also very unique. Because the money in the form of discount vouchers, which can only be used to buy clothing and equipment. To purchase other goods, this money can not be used, not like other money.
6. Money with writing the threat of death penalty
This unique money was used at United States at the time was still colonized by the British. Currently, U.S. Dollar is the currency that has very stable value and regarded as a safe haven currency. Historically, this currency has undergone important changes, one of which is in its efforts to prevent counterfeiting. In the early of British colonialism in America, it is easy to spoof the U.S. dollar, because the design of the money at that time was not complicated and many printing devices sold on the market. Therefore, the government at that time to act firmly against the perpetrators of counterfeit money, by printing the threat of death punishment on their money. The printed is “To Counterfeit is Death”. Because of it causes this money become one of the unique currency in the world ever.
7. Skin squirrels in Russia
Money in the form of squirrel skins used legally in Russia several centuries ago. While used as a dime, is part of squirrel skin, such is the ear, nose and nail those squirrels.
8. Stone money of Yap Island, Solomon Islands
Money from Yap Island, Salomon Islands, is in the form of stone rai, a kind of limestone. The money was large with 12 feet in diameter and 8 tons in weigh. Because of the history or beliefs, people on the island of Yap is very sacred right to this stone, like the golden stone in modern society today. Because of its large size, the stone money is usually lying outside the house owner, but the people around this place definitely knows who the owner is. And if there is change of ownership, certain ceremonies will be conducted in accordance with their customs.
9. Money in the form of various kinds of commodities
This unique money is a history before the discovery of modern currency. One of the oldest commodities, which are used to make payments is salt. Salt is used as the primary medium of exchange in the Sahara desert for centuries and is used extensively throughout East Africa. Fragments of a small medium of exchange obtained with a simple way, by breaking chunks of salt.