101 Fascinating Money Facts

General Money Facts 1. The study of money is called numismatics. 2. The first Philadelphia Mint used horses in harness to drive the machinery that produced coins. 3. The first paper money was made in Chine 1,000 years ago.

4. The first coins were made about 2,500 years ago. 5. Queen Elizabeth II has appeared on more currency than any other person. 6. There are over 170 different currencies in use around the world. 7. There is more Monopoly money printed every year than actual money. 8. Only 8% of currency is in physical form.

10. Money is estimated to be dirtier than a toilet. 11. Pennies planted in the garden will repel slugs. 12. The TSA collected $765,759.15 in loose change at airport security checkpoints in 2015. 13. The average allowance is $65 a month.

13. Piggy banks originated from the “pygg,” a clay used for making jars that held money. 14. There is an ATM in Antarctica. 15. Over half of lottery tickets are bought by 5% of people. 16. Drug Lord Pablo Escobar had so much money laying around that rats ate approximately $1 billion.

17. Putting bills in the microwave for about 20 seconds will make them crispy again. 18. The largest denomination ever printed was in Hungary in 1946, worth 100 quintillion pengoes. 19. The word “salary” comes from sal, meaning “salt” in Latin. Early Romans used salt as money. 20. The world’s worst inflation is in Zimbabwe. There was a 6.5 sextillion percent inflation rate in 2008.

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