12 Money Shots

Money. We all know what it is. We all know what it does. But when you have to measure your wealth in hundred-trillion dollar notes and 4-ton coins, its time to rethink your game. Oobject.com has 12 great examples.

4 ton limestone coin from the island of Yap

1950s Diners Club, first credit cards

2008 Mitsubishi 9 billion dollar check to Morgan Stanley At the height of the 2008 financial crisis, Mitsubishi bailed out Morgan Stanley with a physical check for 9 billion, possibly the largest ever cut, in history.

Charga-Plate bookkeeping system precursor of the credit card developed in 1929

Children playing with a tower of German hyperinflationary banknotes

First National US Bank Note

Largest denomination note ever, Zimbabwe 100 TRILLION dollars

Lydian Money, the oldest coins in the world

Note from the oldest bank, Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena Siena, Italy (Founded 1472)

Reg Varney, the first person to use a cashpoint in the UK

The First $2 Note Ever Printed Serial Number 1

To counterfeit is death, notes 18th century notes printed in the US often had warnings of the punishment for counterfeiting.

And what use is a little cash if you can't make your own, store it in a vault, or buy this gaudy shit with it?

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