A homeless woman in Calgary, Alberta found a purse with $10,400 in it and turned it into the police.
Chile printed a number of 50 peso coins in 2008 that misspelled the name of their country as “Chiie”. No one noticed until 2009, at which point the director of the Mint lost his job.
The North Korean government is one of the largest counterfeiters of U.S. $50 and $100-dollar bills, dubbed “superdollars,” as they are so close to the real thing that they’ve been referred to as “just U.S dollars not made by the U.S. government.“
There is a time capsule buried in 1968 in Amarillo Texas containing the passbook to a bank account with a $10 deposit, expected to be worth $1 quadrillion when it is opened in 2968.
In Germany around 1923, banknotes had lost so much value that they were used as wallpaper.
It makes people happier to spend money on others as opposed to themselves.
Nazis forged British pounds with a total value of 134,610,810. Their plan was to destabilize the British economy. The notes are considered among the most perfect counterfeits ever produced, being almost impossible to distinguish from the real currency.
You can buy a 5lb bag of shredded US currency from the government, containing approximately $10,000 worth of shredded money. It costs $45.
There are ATMs in Antarctica.