The most unusual banknotes

Tearing a 10 Australian dollar bill in half will not lose its payment value. It's just that each half will cost $ 5.

Since 2010, there have been zero rupee banknotes in India. But you can't buy anything with them. Such banknotes are issued by an anti-corruption organization. She urges the citizens of the country to pay with these unusual bills with officials who are extorting a bribe.

After the October Revolution, financial problems began in Yakutia. The old money was canceled, but the new one has not yet been delivered. The People's Commissar of Finance of Yakutia, Alexei Semenov, found an original way out: he began to put a seal on the wine labels and wrote the denomination by hand. The label from "Madera" cost 1 ruble, "Kahor" - 3 rubles, "Port" pulled by 10 rubles, and "Heres" by as much as 25. Maxim Gorky wrote about such an unusual financial reform in his essay, who could get it into his collection these are original banknotes.

Hyperinflation often causes the issuance of banknotes of such denominations that it is even difficult to count the number of characters on them. For example, from 1988 to 1994. in Yugoslavia there was a denomination of 500, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000 dinars. And in Zimbabwe, in 2009, a banknote of 100 billion local dollars was printed.

By the way, about dollars. At present, it is almost impossible to find more than $ 100 banknotes in circulation in the United States. But it was not always so. The country also issued larger denominations: 500, 1, 000, 5, 000, 1, 000 and 5, 000 dollars. With the development of electronic payments, these bills were gradually withdrawn from circulation. Even banknotes of $ 100, 000 were printed, but only for settlements between banks.

In 1917, the world's smallest banknote was issued in Romania. Its size was 27.5 x 38 mm.

Crumpled banknotes are rarely seen in Thailand. This is because they depict the king. A negligent attitude towards banknotes with his portrait is a sign of disrespect for the king. The punishment for this can be very severe.

For a long time, paper was the main material for printing banknotes. But times are changing. More and more often, polymer banknotes appear in the world. The first plastic money was issued in 1983 in several countries at once: Haiti, Costa Rica and the Isle of Man.

You can talk endlessly about banknotes, but what happens to them after they have become completely dilapidated? Veteran banknotes are handled differently in different countries. In the Soviet Union, for example, they were processed into cardboard, in Germany - for fertilizers. And in Kazakhstan, the money that has served its time is used as fuel for the thermal power station.