29 Facts About Money That Seem Made Up (But Aren’t)

29 Facts About Money That Seem Made Up (But Aren’t)

You may not give much thought to the wealth you use daily, but you should. Because it turns out that the stuff you carry in your pockets every day has more mysteries than you imagined. Do you know what materials are used to make bills? (Hint: They’re not made of paper.) The duration of a normal bill’s circulation? Or why the government issues new varieties of coins so frequently? Or how much will rare coins earn for their collectors?

Click through that to learn more about your currency, from secret meanings on coins to security mechanisms you may not have known about.

Marilyn Monroe's white subway dress is worth $4.6 million Actor Debbie Reynolds put the iconic Seven Year Itch dress, alongside other film memorabilia from Elizabeth Taylor, up for auction in 2011. CRACKED.COM


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