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#210729 - 05/03/13 12:32 PM Paper money...
Loc: Land of the Flat Water
Besieged by Spain in 1572, the people of Leyden, Holland, ran out of silver. In order to have a currency for everyday trade, they tore pages from books and stamped them in coin dies, producing the first paper money in Europe.
During World War I the Fanning Islands could not receive currency from Australia, so they arranged to have one-pound notes printed in Hawaii. When peace came, these temporary notes were cut in half and used as movie tickets.
“I have enough money to last me the rest of my life,” said Jackie Mason, “unless I buy something.”_________________________
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#211251 - 05/31/13 02:20 PM Re: Paper money... [Re: LukeJavan8]
Loc: New York
The concept of paper money was an innovation in the human life but it give rise some illegal issues as well like blank money and illegal trades across the border.There should be copyright infringement over all over the world._________________________
#217127 - 06/16/14 04:05 AM Re: Paper money... [Re: LukeJavan8]
Loc: Victoria, Australia
Money is also made of plastic._________________________
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