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10 Money & Currency Facts That Will Amaze You

| Published on January 10, 2018

Money has become one of the important aspects of modern life. Everything we buy today has some value in the currency. It takes a lot of hard work for people to earn money. Let us have a look at some of the amazing facts about money and currency that will surely fascinate you:

1. The very first paper money was created by China around 1400 years ago.

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2. The ink that is used for printing currency is very special. It has a lot of special properties which makes it trackable, magnetic, and birefringent.>/h2>
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3. Before world war II, tea bricks and sea shells were also used as a currency in many parts of the world.

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4. Frank McNamara is the name behind the invention of the credit card. He made credit cards because he had the habit of forgetting his wallet.

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5. The US currency which is used these days is made of clothing material

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6. “Money can’t buy you a life” these were the last words of popular Jamaican singer Bob Marley.

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7. A study had revealed that Bill Gates has so much money that it would take him 218 years to spend all of his money apart from some money reserved for his future.
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8. Gambling generates more revenue than movies, cruise ships and recorded music combined.

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9. A study in 2009 concluded that 90% of US bills contain traces of cocaine on them.

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10. More monopoly money is produced than the real money every year.

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