Money doesn’t make the world go ’round. But it’s definitely something that we all need day-to-day. So why is that so? Let’s look at some trivia and interesting facts about the history of how money and currency came to be that you can use for your next trivia night or icebreaker.
Money is a big part of our everyday lives. We use it to exchange value and goods. So who created paper money in the first place? When did people start using coins and paper bills? Let’s look at some money facts and trivia that you might or might probably not know.
- What’s the largest bill ever circulated by the Federal reserve? $10,000 notes
- What dollar bill does Benjamin Franklin appear on? $100
- What country’s currency has suffered the most from inflation? Venezuela with 200,000% inflation
- What’s the biggest loss the New York stock exchange has experienced in all time? 89% during the 1929 crash
- What currency has had the highest value? Kuwaiti Dinar
- When did the U S government first release the U S currency? 1792
- Which of the commemorative coins are worth the most? 1794 Flowing Hair dollar worth $42,500 in good condition
- What do the 13 arrows on the US Dollar represent? 13 original states
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|What year was the two dollar bill last printed in the United States?||▶ 2014|
|What building is found on the back of a United States 100 dollar bill?||▶ Independence Hall|
|What is the official currency of the country Ecuador?||▶ United States Dollar|
|What is the Spanish word for money?||▶ Dinero|
|Which President is on the United States 1,000 dollar bill?||▶ Grover Cleveland|
|Who was at the top of Forbes 2015 list of the richest people in the world?||▶ Bill Gates|
|What is the name of the official currency of Costa Rica?||▶ Costa Rican Colón|
|Created in 2009, what was the first decentralized cryptocurrency?||▶ Bitcoin|
|What is the name for the monetary unit used in Thailand?||▶ Thai Bhat|
|What was the first publicly traded U.S. company to reach a $1 trillion market cap?||▶ Apple|
|What are the most expensive credit cards in terms of annual fees in the world?||▶ The Centurion® Card from American Express or Black Card with a $5000 annual fee|
|How much Monopoly money is in each game box?||▶ $20,580|
|What year was the US federal reserve created?||▶ 1913|
|What precious metals were the first coins made out of?||▶ Electrum, an alloy of silver and gold|
|During the Civil War, the United States and the Confederate States suspended the use of what as payment?||▶ Gold|
|What’s the world’s oldest currency?||▶ The British pound|
|What flightless bird is featured on New Zealand’s one dollar coin?||▶ Kiwi|
|Spanish silver dollars, originally called the Spanish peso, were each worth how many Spanish reales?||▶ Eight|
|What was the first country to use printed paper currency?||▶ China|
|What was the name of the currency used in Spain before the euro?||▶ Pesetas|
|Before the introduction of the euro, what was the name for the basic monetary unit used in the Netherlands?||▶ Guilder|
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Tim majored in Humanities with a bachelor in English and Theatre at New York State University. He lectured on entertainment business studies for three years at Plymouth College.
Tim has been a trivia host in his current hometown of Pittsburgh for the past two years. He enjoys hanging out with people who love trivia just as much as he does.
His friends call him the Question Master.