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10 Fun Money Facts #Infographic

10 Fun Facts about Money

I love fun fact money infographics. Even though, I work with money every day, these bits of trivia are often new information to me as well. We all use money but we know so little about it. It’s fascinating how currency has developed and changed throughout the years.

Today’s 10 Fun Money Facts from Daily Infographic highlights some interesting facts about money that may help you win your next game of trivia pursuit. 🙂

Fun fact #3 made me laugh, while #5 made me decide to never complain about inflation. Our inflation is minuscule compared to what Zimbabwe experienced in 2008. And I definitely wouldn’t mind owning one of the most expensive coins in the world. Can you guess what makes it so valuable? Read on to find out.

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What fun fact did you find the most interesting?

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July 9, 2014  •  36 Comments  •  infographic

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  1. Wednesday, July 9th, 2014
    Great infographic! It's about time for another female face on a US currency note!
    • Shannon Ryan
      Wednesday, July 9th, 2014
      I agree, Addison! :)
  2. Wednesday, July 9th, 2014
    Neat infographic Shannon! That inflation is just beyond nutty and I'll have to second Addison, it's time for another female face on U.S. currency. :)
    • Shannon Ryan
      Wednesday, July 9th, 2014
      Can you even imagine? I couldn't. And yes, we are way overdue to have another face on US Currency!
  3. Wednesday, July 9th, 2014
    I'm digging these infographics, Shannon! My favorite fact here is #6 about the secret service - very cool!
    • Shannon Ryan
      Wednesday, July 9th, 2014
      Thanks, Natalie. Who knew - right? I always thought their sole role was protecting the President, but our currency is pretty important too. :)
  4. Wednesday, July 9th, 2014
    You are right, those are fun facts. Can't even begin to fathom how much gold the US Treasury is holding, and so much of it under the streets on New York City. Wow!
    • Shannon Ryan
      Wednesday, July 9th, 2014
      I can't imagine each other. Would it would wonderful to see it? :)
  5. Wednesday, July 9th, 2014
    I had no idea that's how the piggy bank came about. Too funny!
    • Shannon Ryan
      Wednesday, July 9th, 2014
      Me neither! The things we learn. :)
  6. Wednesday, July 9th, 2014
    I love info graphics too!! And it always fascinates me how many things have been around for a long time, including paper money in China. I can't even imagine the process they went through to create it over 1,000 years ago, but as my hubby says, it's amazing what you can accomplish when you don't have tv or internet to distract you.
    • Shannon Ryan
      Wednesday, July 9th, 2014
      I can't even imagine the work to make currency 1000 years ago. And your husband is on to something - it's amazing how much time we spend on the internet or watching TV. My iPhone both frees and tethers me!
  7. Wednesday, July 9th, 2014
    I like the piggy bank one too. Never knew how that came to be.

    My husband's father was a coin collector and when he passed away my husband inherited them. Some are worthless and some had some value. We took them to a coin collector a few years ago and cashed them in.
    • Shannon Ryan
      Wednesday, July 9th, 2014
      Nice! Some coins are incredibly valuable and I wonder how many coins pass through hands every day worth far more than we realize.
  8. Wednesday, July 9th, 2014
    We need more women representing on the money!
    • Shannon Ryan
      Wednesday, July 9th, 2014
      Agreed! Let's make it happen!
  9. Wednesday, July 9th, 2014
    These are all interesting facts. I didn't know any of them before this and I thought I was pretty well educated about money, ha! :)
    • Shannon Ryan
      Wednesday, July 9th, 2014
      Me too, Kayla!
  10. Wednesday, July 9th, 2014
    Interesting facts - thanks for posting :)
    • Shannon Ryan
      Wednesday, July 9th, 2014
      You're welcome, Nicola!
  11. Wednesday, July 9th, 2014
    Wow about point 7! One coin for $3.7M, I wonder where the other 4 coins ended up :)
    I will also reiterate a prior comment about having more women being represented on US currency.
    • Shannon Ryan
      Wednesday, July 9th, 2014
      Can you imagine - $3.7M for a coin? I do wonder where the other coins are too. And I hope they know how valuable it is!
  12. Wednesday, July 9th, 2014
    Wow, only 5 of those particular nickels were made? wow :) And also, that's so interesting how the "piggy bank" came to be!
    • Shannon Ryan
      Wednesday, July 9th, 2014
      It's no wonder they are so are valuable. I never knew that about piggy banks either. :)
  13. Thursday, July 10th, 2014
    Hmm I find it interesting that only one woman has been featured on a bill so far. In fact I wasn't even aware there was one! Hopefully that changes in the future. #Equality
    • Shannon Ryan
      Friday, July 11th, 2014
      Agreed, DC! It's really a shame that women has been so under-represented. Hopefully that will change soon!
  14. Thursday, July 10th, 2014
    I have read about the inflation in Zimbabwe several times. What a mess! I don't know how you let that happen or how it can possibly be fixed.
    • Shannon Ryan
      Friday, July 11th, 2014
      It's insanity, Holly. It is a mess and it will take a lot of work to fix it too.
  15. Thursday, July 10th, 2014
    I love #3. Of course now they are creating Monopoly games with electronic readers and plastic cards you swipe to make transactions during the game. No more cash laid out in neat little piles. Wonder what type of lesson that is teaching kids?
    • Shannon Ryan
      Friday, July 11th, 2014
      Wow - I didn't realize that, Brian. On one hand, kids seem Mom and Dad use plastic all the time, so if kids understand that those plastic cards aren't magic and don't refill with money on their own, that could be a great lesson. Of course, parents have to know to teach their kids that too. :)
  16. Thursday, July 10th, 2014
    That was definitely interesting, especially #7. I always imagine myself just looking through some loose change and finding a million dollar coin (obviously a fantasy) but hey, it's fun to dream about. The history behind coins, themselves, actually, I find interesting. Thanks for sharing!
  17. Thursday, July 10th, 2014
    That's so awesome! I wonder what 4k+ metric tons of gold looks like in a pile. And who would have thought that Pygg is a clay that made pygg banks...lol, thanks!
    • Shannon Ryan
      Friday, July 11th, 2014
      I have no idea but I wouldn't mind seeing it. :) I ever knew about Pygg either. The things we learn!
  18. Thursday, July 10th, 2014
    How is Zimbabwe's inflation even possible?! I like the piggy bank one the best - I just thought that it was more along the lines of eat like a pig, so save like a pig (it made more sense in my head ;)).
    • Shannon Ryan
      Friday, July 11th, 2014
      I don't know how that's possible. It's seems surreal to me. I was surprised by how piggy banks came to be too. :)
  19. Saturday, July 12th, 2014
    I love this infographic Shannon! I never that there is more money printed on the game Monopoly than real money printed around the world, that's cool!
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