History Main / WeirdCurrency

21st Sep '17 5:47:19 PM ironcommando
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* ''VideoGame/{{Zombidle}}''

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** Events each add their own unique currency, which are turned into orbs or the next kind of money when the event ends. Of note is the event currency during the ''VideoGame/TossTheTurtle'' crossover, which is... cash. Actual money. Since Bob and co. use Skulls to buy stuff, it counts as a WeirdCurrency ''for them'', and the tooltip for the cash even calls it "this 'cash' stuff".

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** Events each add their own unique currency, which are turned into orbs or the next kind of money when the event ends. Of note is the event currency during the ''VideoGame/TossTheTurtle'' crossover, which is... cash. Actual money. Since Bob and co. use Skulls to buy stuff, it regular money counts as a WeirdCurrency Weird Currency ''for them'', and the tooltip for the cash even calls it "this 'cash' stuff".
21st Sep '17 5:46:18 PM ironcommando
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* ''VideoGame/{{Zombidle}}'' uses skulls as currency. Skulls are obtained when [[VillainProtagonist Bob the Necromancer]] and his undead horde destroy houses, or kill any burning villagers that escape said destroyed houses.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Zombidle}}'' uses ''VideoGame/{{Zombidle}}''
** The main currency in the game is
skulls as currency. Skulls that are obtained when [[VillainProtagonist Bob the Necromancer]] and his undead horde destroy houses, or kill any burning villagers that escape said destroyed houses.houses.
** Events each add their own unique currency, which are turned into orbs or the next kind of money when the event ends. Of note is the event currency during the ''VideoGame/TossTheTurtle'' crossover, which is... cash. Actual money. Since Bob and co. use Skulls to buy stuff, it counts as a WeirdCurrency ''for them'', and the tooltip for the cash even calls it "this 'cash' stuff".
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* Estee's ''FanFic/TriptychContinuum'' has a slight variation. Equestria's original currencies (the ''sol'' and ''lune'') were made of regular gold and silver. But that wasn't what gave them their value. What gave them their value was the inscription on the edge: "Good For Nearly All Princess Labor, Public And Private." A pony could literally walk up to the palace, turn in these coins, and get the Princesses' labor on any of a wide range of tasks.

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* Estee's ''FanFic/TriptychContinuum'' has They use clams in ''ComicStrip/{{BC}}'' (even though within the strip they're {{Talking Animal}}s, which should cause some CarnivoreConfusion, but usually doesn't). This is a slight variation. Equestria's original currencies (the ''sol'' literalized {{pun}} as "clam" was a standard slang term for "dollar" before the strip was created.
* Parodied in ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'', when Calvin tells space aliens he'll give them the Earth for 50 different kinds of alien tree leaves ([[spoiler:he put off a school assignment,
and ''lune'') were made of regular gold and silver. But wanted the alien tree leaves so that wasn't what gave them their value. What gave them their value was the inscription on the edge: "Good For Nearly All Princess Labor, Public And Private." A pony he could literally walk up to finish it in time]]) and the palace, turn in these coins, and get the Princesses' labor on any of a wide range of tasks.aliens thought it meant "these primitive fools" (Earthlings) "use leaves as currency."



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* In the ElvisPresley film ''Film/JailhouseRock'' his prison mentor is the richest man in prison, having hundreds of cartons of cigarettes in his cell.
* In ''Film/InTime'', all the world's currency is replaced with people's remaining lifespans, indicated by a timer on their forearm with transfers by grasping hands.

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* In the ElvisPresley film ''Film/JailhouseRock'' his prison mentor is the richest man in prison, having hundreds Estee's ''Fanfic/TriptychContinuum'' has a slight variation. Equestria's original currencies (the ''sol'' and ''lune'') were made of cartons of cigarettes in his cell.
* In ''Film/InTime'', all the world's currency is replaced with people's remaining lifespans, indicated by a timer on
regular gold and silver. But that wasn't what gave them their forearm with transfers by grasping hands.
value. What gave them their value was the inscription on the edge: "Good For Nearly All Princess Labor, Public And Private." A pony could literally walk up to the palace, turn in these coins, and get the Princesses' labor on any of a wide range of tasks.



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* ''Literature/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy''

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* ''Literature/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy''In ''WesternAnimation/{{Rango}}'', the town of Dirt uses water as currency, as they are in the middle of a desert.
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* In the ElvisPresley film ''Film/JailhouseRock'', his prison mentor is the richest man in prison, having hundreds of cartons of cigarettes in his cell.
* In ''Film/InTime'', all the world's currency is replaced with people's remaining lifespans, indicated by a timer on their forearm with transfers by grasping hands.
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* ''Literature/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'':



* The Literature/{{Discworld}}'s Ankh-Morpork went through a brief period of using stamps as currency between the transition from gold-plated coins to paper money. In addition, the ''Thieves' Guild Diary'' guide to slang terms for money such as "a monkey = AM$500" includes "an oyster = an oyster".

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* The Literature/{{Discworld}}'s ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'':
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Ankh-Morpork went goes through a brief period of using stamps as currency between the transition from gold-plated coins to paper money. money.
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In addition, the ''Thieves' Guild Diary'' guide to has slang terms for money such as "a monkey = AM$500" includes "an oyster = an oyster".



* [[Creator/MCAHogarth M.C.A. Hogarth's]] [[Literature/TalesOfTheJokka Jokka]] use seashells as money, because they live in a landlocked wasteland separated from the nearest ocean by an impassable mountain range. Towards the end of ''The Worth of a Shell'' the protagonists find a tunnel through the mountains and discover a beach covered with shells, their initial thought is that they're rich but then they realize that if they took all those shells back with them the economy would be ruined.
** In ''Pearl in the Void'' the Stone Moon Empire switches to square metal coins, though they spread shell around in unconquered towns [[spoiler: that they got from the beach]]
* In ''Literature/YoungWizards'' Carmela uses a Valrhona chocolate bar to [[spoiler: bribe the Tawalf into giving up the information Skerret needs]]. Chocolate is either a collectible or controlled substance and is very valuable outside of Earth.

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* [[Creator/MCAHogarth M.C.A. Hogarth's]] [[Literature/TalesOfTheJokka Jokka]] Creator/MCAHogarth's ''Literature/TalesOfTheJokka'':
** Jokka
use seashells as money, because they live in a landlocked wasteland separated from the nearest ocean by an impassable mountain range. Towards the end of ''The Worth of a Shell'' Shell'', the protagonists find a tunnel through the mountains and discover a beach covered with shells, their shells. Their initial thought is that they're rich rich, but then they realize that if they took all those shells back with them the economy would be ruined.
** In ''Pearl in the Void'' Void'', the Stone Moon Empire switches to square metal coins, though they spread shell around in unconquered towns [[spoiler: that [[spoiler:that they got from the beach]]
beach]].
* In ''Literature/YoungWizards'' ''Literature/YoungWizards'', Carmela uses a Valrhona chocolate bar to [[spoiler: bribe [[spoiler:bribe the Tawalf into giving up the information Skerret needs]]. Chocolate is either a collectible or controlled substance and is very valuable outside of Earth.



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* In the TV series ''Series/LoveAndWar'' waitress Nadine is an aging socialite whose husband is in prison from the Savings & Loan scandal of the late '80s-early '90s. At one point she mentions she's going to visit him and bring 2 cartons of cigarettes in order to buy him his way out of his latest NoodleIncident.

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* In the TV series ''Series/LoveAndWar'' ''Series/LoveAndWar'', waitress Nadine is an aging socialite whose husband is in prison from the Savings & Loan scandal of the late '80s-early '90s. At one point she mentions she's going to visit him and bring 2 two cartons of cigarettes in order to buy him his way out of his latest NoodleIncident.



* In ''Series/TheGoldenGirls,'' Sophia tells a story about her first job in Sicily. The story came up because her first paycheck, a brightly painted rock, was found under Dorothy's bed.
** Another episode lampshaded this trope. When the girls were dieting, they find a box of cookies on the kitchen shelf. Blanche starts to open them, and [[TheDitz Rose]] asks her if she's going to eat them. [[DeadpanSnarker Dorothy]] then says, "No, Rose, we're going to go to some dumb country and try to use them as money."

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* In ''Series/TheGoldenGirls,'' ''Series/TheGoldenGirls'':
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Sophia tells a story about her first job in Sicily. The story came up because her first paycheck, a brightly painted rock, was found under Dorothy's bed.
** Another episode lampshaded lampshades this trope. When the girls were are dieting, they find a box of cookies on the kitchen shelf. Blanche starts to open them, and [[TheDitz Rose]] asks her if she's going to eat them. [[DeadpanSnarker Dorothy]] then says, "No, Rose, we're going to go to some dumb country and try to use them as money."






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* They use clams in ''ComicStrip/{{BC}}'' (even though within the strip they're {{Talking Animal}}s, which should cause some CarnivoreConfusion, but usually doesn't). This is a literalized {{pun}} as "clam" was a standard slang term for "dollar" before the strip was created.
* Parodied in ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'', when Calvin tells space aliens he'll give them the Earth for 50 different kinds of alien tree leaves ([[spoiler:he put off a school assignment, and wanted the alien tree leaves so that he could finish it in time]]) and the aliens thought it meant "these primitive fools" (Earthlings) "use leaves as currency."

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* They use clams in ''ComicStrip/{{BC}}'' (even though within In ''Pinball/ShaqAttaq'', the strip they're {{Talking Animal}}s, which should cause some CarnivoreConfusion, but usually doesn't). This is a literalized {{pun}} as "clam" was a standard slang term for "dollar" before the strip was created.
* Parodied in ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'', when Calvin tells space aliens he'll give
player can collect Game Balls, then trade them the Earth in at various times for 50 different kinds of alien tree leaves ([[spoiler:he put off a school assignment, and wanted the alien tree leaves so that he could finish it in time]]) and the aliens thought it meant "these primitive fools" (Earthlings) "use leaves as currency."
extra points, additional features, or to start game modes.



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* In ''Pinball/ShaqAttaq'', the player can collect Game Balls, then trade them in at various times for extra points, additional features, or to start game modes.

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* In ''Pinball/ShaqAttaq'', ''Radio/TheGoonShow'' often uses weird substitutes for money, such as 3,000 pounds in bent NAAFI spoons, gramophone records of clinking coins, photographs of five-pound notes, or even piles of bricks (to be paid into any building society[[note]]UK equivalent of Savings & Loan banks. They all mutated into real banks sometime in the player can collect Game Balls, then trade them in at various times for extra points, additional features, 80s or to start game modes.
90s.[[/note]]). RuleOfFunny, obviously.



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* ''Radio/TheGoonShow'' often uses weird substitutes for money, such as 3,000 pounds in bent NAAFI spoons, gramophone records of clinking coins, photographs of five-pound notes, or even piles of bricks (to be paid into any building society[[note]]UK equivalent of Savings & Loan banks. They all mutated into real banks sometime in the 80s or 90s.[[/note]]). RuleOfFunny, obviously.

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* ''Radio/TheGoonShow'' often uses weird substitutes for money, such as 3,000 pounds in bent NAAFI spoons, gramophone records of clinking coins, photographs of five-pound notes, or even piles of bricks (to be paid into any building society[[note]]UK equivalent of Savings & Loan banks. They all mutated into real banks sometime in the 80s or 90s.[[/note]]). RuleOfFunny, obviously.

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* The ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' orks use their teeth as currency. As orks continually grow and replace their 'teef' throughout their lives, even the lowliest boy has a steady income. They also decay over time, preventing hoarding. The Bad Moons clan grow their teeth at a faster rate than other orks and are consequently known for their wealth. Ork bosses tend to be wealthy based on how many boys they have around to smash the teeth out of at any one time.
** Of course, every once in a while, some ork figures out how to stop teeth from degrading, but this doesn't cause Ork society to destabilize due to massive inflation because it's hard to imagine something more unstable than Ork society already is. These Orks also tend to lose interest pretty quickly, since other than a really flash gun and maybe a trukk there really isn't much to buy.

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* ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'':
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The ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' orks Orks use their teeth as currency. As orks continually grow and replace their 'teef' "teef" throughout their lives, even the lowliest boy has a steady income. They also decay over time, preventing hoarding. The Bad Moons clan grow their teeth at a faster rate than other orks and are consequently known for their wealth. Ork bosses tend to be wealthy based on how many boys they have around to smash the teeth out of at any one time.
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time. Of course, every once in a while, some ork figures out how to stop teeth from degrading, but this doesn't cause Ork society to destabilize due to massive inflation because it's hard to imagine something more unstable than Ork society already is. These Orks also tend to lose interest pretty quickly, since other than a really flash gun and maybe a trukk there really isn't much to buy.



* In ''GeneStorm'' people before the apocalypse had implanted ID chips, 150 years AfterTheEnd their descendants use the chips scavenged from old corpses as currency.

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* In ''GeneStorm'' ''TabletopGame/GeneStorm'' people before the apocalypse had implanted ID chips, 150 years AfterTheEnd their descendants use the chips scavenged from old corpses as currency.




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* Early editions of ''TabletopGame/DungeonAndDragons'' indicates that Larvae (NeutralEvil souls) are used as currency by the denizens of the lower planes, especially the Night Hags.



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* ''Toys/{{BIONICLE}}'': Widgets in the Matoran Universe.
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* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' uses bottle caps, most prominently Nuka-Cola caps (though folks in the Mojave Wasteland accept Sunset Sarsaparilla caps), which can even be taken off of sealed bottles of soda when you drink them; effectively, anyone who buys a bottle of Nuka-Cola gets a 1 cap discount. Actually [[FridgeBrilliance quite clever when you think about it]]: not only are they harder to counterfeit than any coin or banknote that could be made in a post-apocalyptic wasteland, they're backed by the most valuable commodity in the region: Clean drinking water. ''Fallout 2'' made a temporary switch to gold coins minted by the NCR, but after the Brotherhood of Steel destroyed their gold reserves everyone switched back to caps and new NCR dollars are often worth less than half their face value in caps.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' uses bottle caps, ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'':
** Bottle caps are used,
most prominently Nuka-Cola caps (though folks in the Mojave Wasteland accept Sunset Sarsaparilla caps), which can even be taken off of sealed bottles of soda when you drink them; effectively, anyone who buys a bottle of Nuka-Cola gets a 1 cap discount. Actually [[FridgeBrilliance quite clever when you think about it]]: not only are they harder to counterfeit than any coin or banknote that could be made in a post-apocalyptic wasteland, they're backed by the most valuable commodity in the region: Clean drinking water. ''Fallout 2'' made a temporary switch to gold coins minted by the NCR, but after the Brotherhood of Steel destroyed their gold reserves everyone switched back to caps and new NCR dollars are often worth less than half their face value in caps.



** ''{{Alacrity}}'' has bones.
** ''{{Khimeros}}'' has beads.

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** ''{{Alacrity}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Alacrity}}'' has bones.
** ''{{Khimeros}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Khimeros}}'' has beads.



* ''VideoGame/{{Metro 2033}}'' uses pristine pre-war 5.45x39mm cartridges (as opposed to the homemade and less effective ones normally used for combat) as currency. The ammo can still be fired-- and indeed, does considerably more damage than common 5.45mm cartridges-- but [[CastFromMoney you're literally blowing up cash with every shot]].

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* ''VideoGame/{{Metro 2033}}'' ''VideoGame/Metro2033'' uses pristine pre-war 5.45x39mm cartridges (as opposed to the homemade and less effective ones normally used for combat) as currency. The ammo can still be fired-- and indeed, does considerably more damage than common 5.45mm cartridges-- but [[CastFromMoney you're literally blowing up cash with every shot]].



* In ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'', demons use Macca, which is a double subversion - they look like coins, but they're actually some form of candied PureEnergy the demons can eat. Averted in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'', which use Japanese yen instead, and ''VideoGame/DigitalDevilSaga 2'', which uses dollars.
* As anyone will tell you, the economy of ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' is basically made of hats.
** Hats are the main commodity, but the three basic units of currency are (from smallest to largest) piles of scrap metal, [[http://wiki.teamfortress.com/wiki/Mann_Co._Supply_Crate_Key keys]], and [[http://wiki.teamfortress.com/wiki/Earbuds Apple earbuds]].

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* In ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'', demons use Macca, which is a double subversion - they look like coins, but they're actually some form of candied PureEnergy the demons can eat. Averted in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'' ''VideoGame/Persona3'' and ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'', ''VideoGame/Persona4'', which use Japanese yen instead, and ''VideoGame/DigitalDevilSaga 2'', which uses dollars.
* As anyone will tell you, the economy of ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' is basically made of hats.
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hats. Hats are the main commodity, but the three basic units of currency are (from smallest to largest) piles of scrap metal, [[http://wiki.teamfortress.com/wiki/Mann_Co._Supply_Crate_Key keys]], and [[http://wiki.teamfortress.com/wiki/Earbuds Apple earbuds]].



* ''Videogame/{{Hatfall}}'' uses the hats collected during the game as currency for buying upgrades. To top it off is even a minigame where the player controls [[ItMakesAsMuchSenseInContext a banker bear who's salary is paid in pinecones]], which will be converted to hats at the end of it.

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* ''Videogame/{{Hatfall}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Hatfall}}'' uses the hats collected during the game as currency for buying upgrades. To top it off is even a minigame where the player controls [[ItMakesAsMuchSenseInContext a banker bear who's salary is paid in pinecones]], which will be converted to hats at the end of it.



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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Rango}}'', the town of Dirt uses water as currency, as they are in the middle of a desert.



* Widgets in the [[Toys/{{BIONICLE}} Matoran Universe]].



* ''Scrooge [=McDuck=] and Money'', a short from 1967 has Scrooge explain to Huey, Dewey, and Louie about the history of money and currency based economics. This includes a brief discussion of some of the weird forms money has taken over the years including huge stones, small stones, and even salt.

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* ''Scrooge [=McDuck=] and Money'', a short from 1967 1967, has Scrooge explain to Huey, Dewey, and Louie about the history of money and currency based currency-based economics. This includes a brief discussion of some of the weird forms money has taken over the years including huge stones, small stones, and even salt.



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* As in ''ComicStrip/{{BC}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'', many extremely early civilizations used seashells as currency. This is probably the most historically accurate part of both series.
** Even fairly developed civilizations used seashells because they were absolutely impossible to forge. Their only problem was that the wealth tended to focus near the coastline.

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* As in ''ComicStrip/{{BC}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'', many extremely early civilizations used seashells as currency. This is probably the most historically accurate part of both series.
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series. Even fairly developed civilizations used seashells because they were absolutely impossible to forge. Their only problem was that the wealth tended to focus near the coastline.



* The ancient Aztecs used cocoa beans and lengths of woven cloth, alongside more familiar (to modern readers) hammered copper pieces. People even made counterfeit cocoa beans out of clay.
** Incidentally, chocolate drinks (made out of cocoa, cornmeal, chili pepper, and cold water; the Aztecs had no milk and no sweeteners besides fruit juice and a sort of thin honey, so they drank their chocolate as a bitter/savory stimulating drink in the vein of the Old World's unsweetened tea or coffee, but cold) started as their variant on MoneyToBurn.
* In places with bad economies, cigarettes are a common form of ersatz currency. They're easy to carry, fungible (one cigarette is much like another), demand is consistently high, and deals can easily be made for one or a million of them.
** This is common in prison, refugee camps, and POW camps throughout history. Other commodity currencies (as the phenomena is called) have and will exist in these types of environments. [[http://www.finance-watch.org/hot-topics/blog/1027-blog-cigarette-currency Here]] is a harsh tale from a Nazi POW camp covered by Finance Watch on the topic.

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* The ancient Aztecs used cocoa beans and lengths of woven cloth, alongside more familiar (to modern readers) hammered copper pieces. People even made counterfeit cocoa beans out of clay.
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clay. Incidentally, chocolate drinks (made out of cocoa, cornmeal, chili pepper, and cold water; the Aztecs had no milk and no sweeteners besides fruit juice and a sort of thin honey, so they drank their chocolate as a bitter/savory stimulating drink in the vein of the Old World's unsweetened tea or coffee, but cold) started as their variant on MoneyToBurn.
* In places with bad economies, cigarettes are a common form of ersatz currency. They're easy to carry, fungible (one cigarette is much like another), demand is consistently high, and deals can easily be made for one or a million of them.
**
them. This is common in prison, refugee camps, and POW camps throughout history. Other commodity currencies (as the phenomena is called) have and will exist in these types of environments. [[http://www.finance-watch.org/hot-topics/blog/1027-blog-cigarette-currency Here]] is a harsh tale from a Nazi POW camp covered by Finance Watch on the topic.



** While not quite made of coal, similar unofficial currencies were issued by various communities in US for local use during TheGreatDepression.
** During UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, French towns occuped by Germans used ''monnaies de nécessité'' issued by City Halls, Houses of Trade and even some shops; this concept was used until the end of the Twenties.

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** * While not quite made of coal, similar unofficial currencies were issued by various communities in US for local use during TheGreatDepression.
** * During UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, French towns occuped occupied by Germans used ''monnaies de nécessité'' issued by City Halls, Houses of Trade and even some shops; this concept was used until the end of the Twenties.



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* In the ElvisPresley film ''Jailhouse Rock'' his prison mentor is the richest man in prison, having hundreds of cartons of cigarettes in his cell.

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* In the ElvisPresley film ''Jailhouse Rock'' ''Film/JailhouseRock'' his prison mentor is the richest man in prison, having hundreds of cartons of cigarettes in his cell.
6th Aug '17 9:19:10 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* ''VideoGame/BrutalLegend'' has Fire Tributes, which are signs of the approval of the Gods of Metal and appear as 2D hands holding lighters whenever you do something awesome like jumping over a canyon in your hot rod or beating a mission.

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* ''VideoGame/BrutalLegend'' has Fire Tributes, which are signs of the approval of the Gods of Metal and appear as 2D hands holding lighters whenever you do something awesome like jumping over a canyon in your hot rod or beating a mission. They're closer to upgrade coupons than actual money, since nobody else accepts them.
6th Aug '17 9:15:51 PM ImpudentInfidel
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** Of course, every once in a while, some ork figures out how to stop teeth from degrading, but this doesn't cause Ork society to destabilize due to massive inflation because it's hard to imagine something more unstable than Ork society already is.

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** Of course, every once in a while, some ork figures out how to stop teeth from degrading, but this doesn't cause Ork society to destabilize due to massive inflation because it's hard to imagine something more unstable than Ork society already is. These Orks also tend to lose interest pretty quickly, since other than a really flash gun and maybe a trukk there really isn't much to buy.
27th Jun '17 11:58:25 AM dvorak
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* In ''Webcomic/AwfulHospital'', the Crooked Spine trades for blood and used bandages, while the preferred currency in the Inert Biovessel is keratin. As for the Hospital itself, term deposits in its [[http://www.bogleech.com/awfulhospital/516.html organ bank]] mature in a very literal sense.

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* In ''Webcomic/AwfulHospital'', the Crooked Spine trades for blood and used bandages, while the preferred currency in the Inert Biovessel is keratin. As for the Hospital itself, term deposits in its [[http://www.bogleech.com/awfulhospital/516.html organ bank]] mature in a very literal sense. The Parliment uses crystals extracted from sewage. Their toilets are half commode, half ATM.


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* ''WesternAnimation/ChillyBeach'' mocks the real-life use of Canadian Tire money (actually store cupons given at a 4% exchange rate to real money, see the Real Life section below)and Loonies (Canada doesn't have $1 bills) by having Canadian money have bills for cents and coins for dollar ammounts-$100CAD is represented by a gold coin the size of a belt buckle.
20th Jun '17 2:15:13 AM AirofMystery
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* Tea bricks were used as currency in some parts of ancient China.
** Also, some of ancient Chinese coinage was shaped like valuable objects they represented, such as knives.

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* Tea bricks were used as currency in some parts of ancient China.
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China. Also, some of ancient Chinese coinage was shaped like valuable objects they represented, such as knives. knives, and as mentioned above, the Chinese traded using cowrie shells. One of their characters for money, "貝", is derived from a pictogram of such.
9th Jun '17 9:30:41 AM zarpaulus
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* In ''Film/InTime'', all the world's currency is replaced with people's remaining lifespans.

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* In ''Film/InTime'', all the world's currency is replaced with people's remaining lifespans.
lifespans, indicated by a timer on their forearm with transfers by grasping hands.




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* ''Red Markets'': Driver's licenses have become a widespread currency in the Loss[[note]]the zombie-infested western states[[/note]] as what's left of the government will exchange them for food, they use them as confirmation of the original owners' deaths.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Ironclaw}}'': While Calebria is on the [[GoldSilverCopperStandard Gold-silver-bronze standard]] the Phelan tribes they share the island with use barter. Though the Phelan still have two standards of measuring value, silver earrings called "bunne-de-at" and DomesticatedDinosaurs known as cumalai.
11th Apr '17 11:56:31 AM eldiablo555
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* ''Scrooge McDuck and Money'', a short from 1967 has Scrooge explain to Huey, Dewey, and Louie about the history of money and currency based economics. This includes a brief discussion of some of the weird forms money has taken over the years including huge stones, small stones, and even salt.

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* ''Scrooge McDuck [=McDuck=] and Money'', a short from 1967 has Scrooge explain to Huey, Dewey, and Louie about the history of money and currency based economics. This includes a brief discussion of some of the weird forms money has taken over the years including huge stones, small stones, and even salt.
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