In a continuing series on coins and currency, Dark Roasted Blend has a roundup of weird designs and stories about money. When the USSR was formed, and again when it crumbled, new money was designed for various areas that you may never have heard of. For example, Transnistria is a strip of land bordering Ukraine that is not recognized as a country, but it issues its own currency anyway. The former Yugoslavia has such inflation between 1988 and 1994 that the Dinara unit was issued in bills of 500 billion! And then there's the weird coins of Somalia that you just have to see. Link
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