The largest denomination of currency to ever be used was the 1 Milliard Hungarian Pengo in 1946. Its numeric value was 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000.
A self-governed island in New Zealand exists with Pokemon characters on the legal tender coins. Yes, that Pokemon!
Do You Have Change for a Dollar?
Did you know there are 293 different ways to make change for a $1 bill?
If you were to scrounge around your seat cushions and dig in your wallets to come up with three quarters, four dimes and four pennies, you would have $1.19. You would also be holding the largest amount of coin currency unable to make exact change for a $1 bill.
If you were so fortunate as to possess one million $1 bills and stack them one on top of the other, the stack would be approximately 361 feet high. That’s almost the exact height of this building (Frankfurt Eurotheum.)
Drop a penny in water and see what happens. It sinks, of course. That’s why we have wishing wells and fountains in malls and courtyards. However, drop a 1 yen coin, composed of aluminum, in water, and it will float.
A bill of United States currency can be folded forward and back 4,000 times before it tears. This is because it is not made of traditional paper. It is composed of a cotton and linen mix referred to as rag paper.
The largest bill in size, according to the Guinness Book of Records, is the 100,000 Piso from the Philippines. It is approximately the same size as a sheet of legal paper.
Did you know a man successfully used a counterfeit $200 bill with George W. Bush’s face on it in a transaction he made at a Food Lion in North Carolina? The counterfeit bill is pictured here. Take note of the “We like ice cream” and “USA deserves a tax cut” White House lawn signs.