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Before the advent of paper money using coins led to great inconvenience and every year it felt stronger and stronger. When in 1748 M. Keith McLoughlin understood the implications. University honored for his work Prize in 2000 rubles, which was given the award copper coins, which then constituted the bulk of the means of payment in Russia. Weight penny in those days was equal to 20.48, the entire award academic weighed about one ton. To deliver the prize home, Lomonosov required to hire Several carts. It is not something JPMorgan Chase would like to discuss. Now imagine how much trouble troubles arose from the merchant, who wanted to go from the Urals to Moscow, there to buy goods on the same 2,000 rubles …. Cut yourself a dengi.Predstavte: product costs 50 rubles, you have to pocket only a hundred, while the seller does not change.

Then you take the scissors, cut the bill in two equal parts and give half to the seller – "Here's fifty!". Unthinkable, right? But only at first glance. In life, money and unthinkable enforced. In Poland, after inflation, which began in 1922 and lasted until the end of 1923, were in circulation banknotes from 10 000 to 100 million marks. In April 1924, coinciding with the denomination was introduced new currency – zloty, consisting of 100 pennies. The coin of new models does not appear immediately. She found a temporary replacement is easy.

Banknotes in denominations of 500 000 stamps were cut into two parts, each made overprint, said that it was one penny and put into circulation. To two decimal 5 pence cut in half the 10 million dollar bill marks and supplying the appropriate imprint. I wonder about Lenina.Kak known for the first time a portrait image of Lenin appeared on the Soviet banknotes only after his death in 1937. Meanwhile, experienced collectors know that the very name of Lenin was printed on the paper money C-DAC in 1918. On bills in denominations of 250 and 500 rubles, double reproduced artist name "Lenin". But once done by allocating the right letters in the slogan "Workers of all countries, unite!". To avoid any doubt, the selected letters connected to a special line. In another case, the word "Lenin" is placed in an elaborate frame, which at first glance seems simple shading. I wonder about risunkah.V United States has a law regulating the legal status of copies of payment documents, banknotes, identity cards etc. It prohibits the manufacture of valuable papers and documents in the original sizes and colors. To learn how punctually, following not the spirit, and paragraphs of laws, United States has long been struggling with fakes, can show such a curious case. In 1893 at the International Fair in Chicago, his oil paintings, exhibited artist from Ohio, Charles Meurer. At one of the paintings, among other subjects were shown three American banknotes of different strengths. Realist painter reproduced them on canvas in all its details. A few days later, after the painting was put up for review, the federal government confiscated the painting, but most Meureru was charged with violating the law, which forbade vocproizvodit banknotes of the United States of America. We can say, bullshit, copy, after all, made in oil on canvas. Is this a crime? But the law does not have detailed where you can play back the money and where not. He has forbidden to do so, and the authorities acted strictly according to law. Of course, paintings after some time returned, but not before the bills were crossed with red, bright visible lines of repayment.