On the Money: Test Your Knowledge on the World's Craziest Currencies
Humans have assigned value to all kinds of things through the ages, from stones to spices. There’s even money made for potential encounters with alien life. How much is the intergalactic value of a Space Quid? The answer may surprise you!
This currency is a boon to vehicle owners in Canada; can you guess what it purchases?
If you become a space traveler, which currency would scientists recommend?
the Quasi Universal Intergalactic Denomination
the Intergalactic Transformer Coin
A Katanga cross was currency made of copper that weighed how much?
2 to 4 ounces (56 to 113 grams)
a half-pound to 2.5 pounds (226 grams to 1134 grams)
5 to 10 pounds (2.2 to 4.5 kilograms)
Although it's not actual currency, this paper money featuring some cartoon characters can be spent where?
Warner Bros. Studios
Disney parks, resorts and cruises
Itchy and Scratchy Land
Kissi, a west African currency made of twisted iron bars with a "T" shape at one end and a spatula shape at the other, was believed to contain what?
usefulness as a gardening tool
no real value
What was the amount of America's largest denomination of paper currency?
Is a novelty $1 million bill illegal?
only in Kansas
Which country once offered a currency made of cardboard-like fiber?
Are U.S. $2 bills still in circulation?
only in Georgia
Paper money in Bulgaria depicts which creature as a watermark?
Which edible currency was once used in the Solomon Islands?
tumeric spice wrapped in coconut fibers
garlic wrapped in fig leaves
salt wrapped in palm fronds
Which delicate currency started as casino coins but became so popular it was used throughout the country?
Japanese eggshell coins
Siamese porcelain tokens
St. Lucian seashell tokens
Until the 1950s, some Caribbean nations didn't have their own currency; so where did their money come from?
a wealthy landowner
True or false: Paper currency was first introduced in North America in 1690.
To carry a Rai stone as currency, what would you need?
a group of people to heft the large and heavy stone coin
ties to royalty
a coin purse
Which of the following was once a widely accepted form of payment?
How much was a British farthing worth?
one-quarter of a British penny
five U.S. dollars
half a British shilling
In Germany, which natural resource was used for currency after World War I?
Which country's ancient currency could be steeped in hot water and turned into a drink?
The value of which British currency increased depending on the price of gold: