Monday, May 13, 2013

7 curious currencies from around the world

From talking JFK coins to glow-in-the-dark quarters, a look at some of the world's weirdest money.

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In honor of the 25th anniversary of the opening of its Parliament House, Australia has released its very first cornered coin. The $5 triangular coin's shape is an homage to the Canberra Parliament House's triangular flag pole. (See a photo here.) And while the coin is strange, it's far from the first piece of unconventional currency. Here, a look at some of the world's weirdest money:

For the rest of the story: http://theweek.com/article/index/244048/7-curious-currencies-from-around-the-world

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