12 Money Shots

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

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1950s Diners Club, first credit cards

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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.

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

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Children playing with a tower of German hyperinflationary banknotes

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First National US Bank Note

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Largest denomination note ever, Zimbabwe 100 TRILLION dollars

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Lydian Money, the oldest coins in the world

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

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

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The First $2 Note Ever Printed Serial Number 1

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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?