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A sample picture of a fictional ATM card. The largest part of the world's money exists only as accounting numbers which are transferred between financial computers. Various plastic cards and other devices give individual consumers the power to electronically transfer such money to and from their bank accounts, without the use of currency.
A sample picture of a fictional ATM card. The largest part of the world's money exists only as accounting numbers which are transferred between financial computers. Various plastic cards and other devices give individual consumers the power to electronically transfer such money to and from their bank accounts, without the use of currency.

Money is any item or verifiable record that is generally accepted as payment for goods and services and repayment of debts, such as taxes, in a particular country or socio-economic context. The main functions of money are distinguished as: a medium of exchange, a unit of account, a store of value and sometimes, a standard of deferred payment. Any item or verifiable record that fulfils these functions can be considered as money.

Money is historically an emergent market phenomenon establishing a commodity money, but nearly all contemporary money systems are based on fiat money. Fiat money, like any check or note of debt, is without use value as a physical commodity. It derives its value by being declared by a government to be legal tender; that is, it must be accepted as a form of payment within the boundaries of the country, for "all debts, public and private".[better source needed] Counterfeit money can cause good money to lose its value.

The money supply of a country consists of currency (banknotes and coins) and, depending on the particular definition used, one or more types of bank money (the balances held in checking accounts, savings accounts, and other types of bank accounts). Bank money, which consists only of records (mostly computerized in modern banking), forms by far the largest part of broad money in developed countries. (Full article...)

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A 1926 promissory note from the Imperial Bank of India, Rangoon, Burma for 20,000 rupees plus interest
A 1926 promissory note from the Imperial Bank of India, Rangoon, Burma for 20,000 rupees plus interest
A promissory note, sometimes referred to as a note payable, is a legal instrument (more particularly, a financing instrument and a debt instrument), in which one party (the maker or issuer) promises in writing to pay a determinate sum of money to the other (the payee), either at a fixed or determinable future time or on demand of the payee, under specific terms. (Full article...)
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Nepalese silver mohar in the name of king Bhupatindra Malla (ruled 1696-1722) of Bhadgaon (Bhaktapur), dated Nepal Era 816 ( = AD 1696), obverse. Silver mohars of this type were also exported to Tibet where they circulated along with other Malla mohars.
Nepalese silver mohar in the name of king Bhupatindra Malla (ruled 1696-1722) of Bhadgaon (Bhaktapur), dated Nepal Era 816 ( = AD 1696), obverse. Silver mohars of this type were also exported to Tibet where they circulated along with other Malla mohars.
The mohar was the currency of the Kingdom of Nepal from the second half of the 17th century until 1932. Silver and gold mohars were issued, each subdivided into 128 dams. Copper dams were also issued, together with copper paisa worth 4 copper dams. The values of the copper, silver and gold coinages relative to one another were not fixed until 1903. In that year, the silver mohar became the standard currency, divided into 50 paisa. It was replaced in 1932 by the rupee, also called the mohru (Moru), at a rate of 2 mohars = 1 rupee. (Full article...)

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  • Image 1Gold coins are an example of legal tender that are traded for their intrinsic value, rather than their face value. (from Money)
    Gold coins are an example of legal tender that are traded for their intrinsic value, rather than their face value. (from Money)
  • Image 2Huizi currency, issued in 1160 (from Money)
    Huizi currency, issued in 1160 (from Money)
  • Image 3Sino Tibetan silver tangka, dated 58th year of Qian Long era, obverse. Weight 5.57 g. Diameter: 30 mm (from Tibetan tangka)
    Sino Tibetan silver tangka, dated 58th year of Qian Long era, obverse. Weight 5.57 g. Diameter: 30 mm (from Tibetan tangka)
  • Image 4Punch-marked coins discovered from Chandraketugarh. (from Punch-marked coins)
    Punch-marked coins discovered from Chandraketugarh. (from Punch-marked coins)
  • Image 5A sample picture of a fictional ATM card. The largest part of the world's money exists only as accounting numbers which are transferred between financial computers. Various plastic cards and other devices give individual consumers the power to electronically transfer such money to and from their bank accounts, without the use of currency. (from Money)
    A sample picture of a fictional ATM card. The largest part of the world's money exists only as accounting numbers which are transferred between financial computers. Various plastic cards and other devices give individual consumers the power to electronically transfer such money to and from their bank accounts, without the use of currency. (from Money)
  • Image 6Tibetan "gaden" Tangka, undated (ca. AD 1840), obverse (from Tibetan tangka)
    Tibetan "gaden" Tangka, undated (ca. AD 1840), obverse (from Tibetan tangka)
  • Image 7Undated Kelzang tangka (1910), reverse (from Tibetan tangka)
    Undated Kelzang tangka (1910), reverse (from Tibetan tangka)
  • Image 8Tibetan silver tangka with Ranjana (Lantsa) script, dated 15-28 (= AD 1894), reverse (from Tibetan tangka)
    Tibetan silver tangka with Ranjana (Lantsa) script, dated 15-28 (= AD 1894), reverse (from Tibetan tangka)
  • Image 9Tibetan undated silver tangka (2nd half of 18th century) with eight times the syllable "dza" in vartula script,obverse (from Tibetan tangka)
    Tibetan undated silver tangka (2nd half of 18th century) with eight times the syllable "dza" in vartula script,obverse (from Tibetan tangka)
  • Image 10Tibetan undated silver tangka, struck in 1953/54, obverse. (from Tibetan tangka)
    Tibetan undated silver tangka, struck in 1953/54, obverse. (from Tibetan tangka)
  • Image 11Money Base, M1 and M2 in the U.S. from 1981 to 2012 (from Money)
    Money Base, M1 and M2 in the U.S. from 1981 to 2012 (from Money)
  • Image 12Song Dynasty Jiaozi, the world's earliest paper money (from Money)
    Song Dynasty Jiaozi, the world's earliest paper money (from Money)
  • Image 13Printing paper money at a printing press in Perm (from Money)
    Printing paper money at a printing press in Perm (from Money)
  • Image 14A former Finnish 10 mark banknote from 1980. President J. K. Paasikivi illustrated in a banknote. (from Money)
    A former Finnish 10 mark banknote from 1980. President J. K. Paasikivi illustrated in a banknote. (from Money)
  • Image 15US dollar banknotes (from Money)
    US dollar banknotes (from Money)
  • Image 16Paper money from different countries (from Money)
    Paper money from different countries (from Money)
  • Image 17Tibetan undated silver tangka, struck in 1953/54, reverse. (from Tibetan tangka)
    Tibetan undated silver tangka, struck in 1953/54, reverse. (from Tibetan tangka)
  • Image 18Undated Kelzang tangka (1910), obverse (from Tibetan tangka)
    Undated Kelzang tangka (1910), obverse (from Tibetan tangka)
  • Image 19Sino Tibetan silver tangka, dated 58th year of Qian Long era, reverse. Weight 5.57 g. Diameter: 30 mm (from Tibetan tangka)
    Sino Tibetan silver tangka, dated 58th year of Qian Long era, reverse. Weight 5.57 g. Diameter: 30 mm (from Tibetan tangka)
  • Image 20Tibetan kong par tangka, dated 13-45 (= AD 1791),reverse (from Tibetan tangka)
    Tibetan kong par tangka, dated 13-45 (= AD 1791),reverse (from Tibetan tangka)
  • Image 21A 640 BC one-third stater electrum coin from Lydia (from Money)
    A 640 BC one-third stater electrum coin from Lydia (from Money)
  • Image 22A 1914 British gold sovereign (from Money)
    A 1914 British gold sovereign (from Money)
  • Image 23"Bent bar" minted under Achaemenid administration, Gandhara, c.350 BC. (from Punch-marked coins)
    "Bent bar" minted under Achaemenid administration, Gandhara, c.350 BC. (from Punch-marked coins)
  • Image 24Athens coin (c. 500/490-485 BC) discovered in Pushkalavati. This coin is the earliest known example of its type to be found so far east. (from Punch-marked coins)
    Athens coin (c. 500/490-485 BC) discovered in Pushkalavati. This coin is the earliest known example of its type to be found so far east. (from Punch-marked coins)
  • Image 25Tibetan "gaden" Tangka, undated (ca. AD 1840), reverse (from Tibetan tangka)
    Tibetan "gaden" Tangka, undated (ca. AD 1840), reverse (from Tibetan tangka)
  • Image 26Tibetan kong par tangka, dated 13-45 (= AD 1791),obverse (from Tibetan tangka)
    Tibetan kong par tangka, dated 13-45 (= AD 1791),obverse (from Tibetan tangka)
  • Image 27Tibetan undated silver tangka (2nd half of 18th century) with eight times the syllable "dza" in vartula script,reverse (from Tibetan tangka)
    Tibetan undated silver tangka (2nd half of 18th century) with eight times the syllable "dza" in vartula script,reverse (from Tibetan tangka)
  • Image 28Tibetan silver tangka with Ranjana (Lantsa) script, dated 15-28 (= AD 1894), obverse (from Tibetan tangka)
    Tibetan silver tangka with Ranjana (Lantsa) script, dated 15-28 (= AD 1894), obverse (from Tibetan tangka)
  • Image 29A check, used as a means of converting funds in a demand deposit to cash (from Money)
    A check, used as a means of converting funds in a demand deposit to cash (from Money)
  • Image 30Tenga of Muhammad Khudayar Khan, struck at the Kokand mint, dated 1862–1863 (from Kokand tenga)
    Tenga of Muhammad Khudayar Khan, struck at the Kokand mint, dated 1862–1863 (from Kokand tenga)
  • Image 31A person counts a bundle of different Swedish banknotes. (from Money)
    A person counts a bundle of different Swedish banknotes. (from Money)
  • Image 32Banknotes of different currencies with a face value of 5000 (from Money)
    Banknotes of different currencies with a face value of 5000 (from Money)
  • Image 33A hoard of punch-marked coins (from Punch-marked coins)
    A hoard of punch-marked coins (from Punch-marked coins)

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