12 Wacky World Currencies

currencyDollars, euros, yen. The world is chock full of unique currencies, but when it comes down to it, you have to admit that paper is kind of, well, boring.

So how about paying for that new flat-screen with a cow? Or perhaps paying for a new outfit with parmesan cheese?

Believe it or not, these items were once considered money—along with these 12 other unusual currencies that were used throughout history. And you won't believe the novel money still in use today ...

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  • jamielynn

    Excellent Article; Capturing my attention and very Informative. Thank YOU very much. SMILES

  • American

    Piece of SH*T article. Complete last of time to read. 3 minutes of my life I’ll never get back.