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Money & Tea [Aug. 14th, 2008|01:31 pm]
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The Calm A Sutra Tea -- this is sooo awesome, lol. And she can sing!

The world's largest coins, in size and standard value, were copper plates used in Alaska around 1850. They were about a metre (3 ft) long, half-a-metre (about 2 ft) wide, weighed 40 kg (90 lb), and were worth $2,500.

[User Picture]From: dominatrixcat
2008-08-14 06:54 pm (UTC)
hehehe try putting that in your purse!!!!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-08-14 06:55 pm (UTC)
lol, right? ;) Daaaang!
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From: christinaathena
2008-08-14 11:21 pm (UTC)
The Swedes had similar "coins". Never knew it was used in Alaska, though.

The Chinese did something similar, except instead of one huge piece of copper, they had tiny copper coins that were nearly worthless, around a penny or two in today's money, and that was the main coin, so you'd have to carry around literally thousands of them to buy even a small item. They made them with holes in the middle so you could string them together and pay with strings of 100 or 1,000 coins.

The Canadians have actually made a larger coin than that, in terms of value and mass, but not for general use. They issued a bullion coin with a mass of 100 kilograms of nearly pure (99.999% pure) gold, with a face value of C$1,000,000, though the actual value of the gold was more than twice face value.

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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-08-14 11:24 pm (UTC)
Oh WOW!! That I did not know. That's fascinating!!!
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From: ex_theglaiv
2008-08-14 11:22 pm (UTC)
Imagine the size of the vending machines you'd use those coins in...
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-08-14 11:25 pm (UTC)
LOL. It better be a damn big soda.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-08-17 06:31 am (UTC)

Re: In other news....

*blink* Indeed I have not. That's odd!
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