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.