The Most Unusual And Strangest Banknotes
Banknotes of the concentration camp (Czech Republic)
These notes Nazis created for walking in the Theresienstadt concentration camp, which was located in the former garrison town of Terezin in the Czech Republic, on the banks of the river Eger. This camp the Nazis considered "exemplary illustrative" - it demonstrated to the Red Cross and other international organizations as an example of good treatment of the Jews. There have acted synagogue, lecture halls, produced magazines, shows and exhibitions were held. These notes 10 and 20 crowns printed on plain paper, have become part of the Red Cross arranged for showing off, had no real value and never used.
Banknotes with a carved face of a dictator (Zaire)
In 1997, the African nation of Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of the Congo) overthrew the totalitarian regime of Joseph Mobutu. When the new government was faced with a lack of cash, they decided to temporarily use the old banknotes 20,000 Zaire by cutting them out of the dictator's image.
One hundred trillion dollars (Zimbabwe)
In January 2009, the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe began issuing banknotes in local 100 trillion dollars. At this point, the rate of inflation in Zimbabwe was the highest in the world. The bill, which you see above could be exchanged for $ 300. In July 2008, inflation reached a mind-boggling figure of 231 million percent. A loaf of bread cost 300 billion Zimbabwean dollars.
100,000,000 billion Pengo (Hungary)
Before World War II Hungarian Pengo experienced the highest inflation rate ever recorded. In 1946, in Hungary there were notes of 100 million billion Pengo. If the numbers, it would look like this: 100 000 000 000 000 000 000 Pengo. Prices have doubled roughly every 15 hours, so in July 1946 the Hungarian government abolished Peng, replacing it with the forint, which is the official currency of Hungary today. Notes which you see above really were printed, but never in circulation and were not.
The oldest bill - 1380 (China)
The earliest known use of paper money belongs to China 800s AD. The note, which you see above - the oldest extant. It was released around 1380.