Funny Money & Bitcoins

Bitcoins
Bitcoins

The latest round of American currency looks more like funny money than actual cash. When you first see some of these new strange pieces of paper money you might just scratch your head, and wonder if they are real United States currency or counterfeit money. Monopoly money even looks better than what you see coming out of your purse or wallet these days. Money is simply any object or record that is generally accepted as payment for goods and services and repayment of debts in a given society. American Indians of the Eastern Woodland tribes used wampum, which was composed simply of colorful white and purple beads made out of sea shells, in exchange for personal social transactions. Later on in history the trading of animal pelts became the desired system of trade. Actually that's where the term "Bucks" first originated from. They got that word and it derived from the fur off of a deer, which are otherwise known as bucks in this world. In modern times we use cash which refers to money in the physical form of currency, which can be banknotes or coins, however everyone needs to be on the lookout for Bitcoins which are the next big sensation on the Internet.

These new bank notes come with a new touch of color, and several other special features to help foil the increasing sophistication of counterfeiters. The new $100 dollar bill that is pictured above with it's featured hologram, and figures which appear to move is designed primarily to fight the copying of crooked counterfeiters. In reality this is really a good thing, because none of us want to get up to a store cash register after waiting in a long line only to be told that our money is fake and no good. So these new bills might look like funny money at first glance, but in reality they have a much more serious function.

So just for fun I decided to start designing some of my own colorful currency. Now of coarse none of these notes are legal tender for public or private debts, nor were they ever intended to be. This is simply for fun, and the bills are all returned to their original state after all of the photographing is completed. So far I've got a video game category with the world famous Angry Birds. There's a sporting category with hockey, football, basketball, and baseball all represented. There a beer bucks and candy cash category. Finally there's a holiday category that I started off by representing Halloween.

Angry Bird Cash

The Little Piggys need their cash also.
The Little Piggys need their cash also.

Sporting Dollars

The National Football League
The National Football League
The National Basketball Association
The National Basketball Association
Major League Baseball
Major League Baseball
The National Hockey League
The National Hockey League

Beer Bucks

Ice Cold Draft Beer Bucks
Ice Cold Draft Beer Bucks
Natty Boh of National Bohemian
Natty Boh of National Bohemian
Colt 45 Malt Liquor
Colt 45 Malt Liquor

Drink & Candy Cash

M&M's Bucks
M&M's Bucks
Sour Patch Kids Dollars
Sour Patch Kids Dollars
Life Savers Candy Cash
Life Savers Candy Cash
Kool-Aid Dollars
Kool-Aid Dollars

Easter Money

Chick-a-dee Cash
Chick-a-dee Cash
Easter Egg Bucks
Easter Egg Bucks

Halloween Cash

Jack & Bat Bucks
Jack & Bat Bucks
Friendly Skeleton Bucks
Friendly Skeleton Bucks
Chocolate Pumpkin Head Bucks
Chocolate Pumpkin Head Bucks
Pumpkin Dollars
Pumpkin Dollars
Witch Dollars
Witch Dollars

Christmas & Other Holiday Time Cash

Christmas Tree Money
Christmas Tree Money
Valentine's Day Money
Valentine's Day Money

Please feel free to make any suggestions for your very own version of money, and I will try to create it and post it here for all on the Internet to see. Who knows maybe the powers to be in United States treasury or some other country might even read this hub someday, and decide to put one of the suggestions mentioned here on some form of future money. Just make your suggestion in the comment section below, and I will do the rest. Have a nice day!

Suggested Currency

Taking out the garbage money - for galleryofgrace
Taking out the garbage money - for galleryofgrace
Cool Cash - for dilipchandra12
Cool Cash - for dilipchandra12
Kitty Cat cash - for FlourishAnyway
Kitty Cat cash - for FlourishAnyway
Zombie Bucks - for FlourishAnyway
Zombie Bucks - for FlourishAnyway
Smiley Face dollars - for markdarmafall
Smiley Face dollars - for markdarmafall
People's money working out for them - for vkwok
People's money working out for them - for vkwok
Hilarious Money - for KenDeanAgudo
Hilarious Money - for KenDeanAgudo
Minion Money - for possum lover
Minion Money - for possum lover
Cashier Money - for dragonflycolor
Cashier Money - for dragonflycolor
Hubpages dollar - for electronician
Hubpages dollar - for electronician
Physical Bitcoin Money - for suzettenaples
Physical Bitcoin Money - for suzettenaples
Easter bunny money - for Bubblegum Jones
Easter bunny money - for Bubblegum Jones
St. Patty's Day Money - for Mary Ann Flannigan
St. Patty's Day Money - for Mary Ann Flannigan
Garanimals money - for catcute77
Garanimals money - for catcute77
Lake Winnepesaukah money - for Roof Monkey
Lake Winnepesaukah money - for Roof Monkey

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A quick word about what Bitcoins are all about -

Bitcoins were first introduced back on January 3rd 2009 and this virtual currency is quickly growing in popularity. Bitcoins are nothing more than a form of virtual currency. Bitcoins are used for electronic purchases and transfers, and you don't physically purchase goods by handing Bitcoins to the sellers. You can use Bitcoins to pay both friends and merchants, and they fluctuate in value just like other currencies do in the world. Popularity is growing with millions of Bitcoin transactions occurring each and every day, and there are more than 1.5 billion dollars worth of Bitcoins out there in circulation around the world today. The NBA's Sacramento Kings recently became the very first major pro team in history to accept Bitcoins for Internet ticket and merchandise purchases. You also might want to keep your eyes open for Bitcoin friendly restaurants that are also beginning to pop up in areas all around the world.

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galleryofgrace 2 years ago from Virginia

This is interesting to say the least.

I'm wondering if families with children could create their own paper money to use within their own households. It may be a tool for teaching children. For example, someone is too busy to take out the garbage : They just pay another family member to take it out. It could work.


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dilipchandra12 2 years ago from India

Cool, nice hub...


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FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

I agree with you. Definitely looks like funny money. I liked your m&m money. Cat money would be awesome. Would you do me some and post it? Zombie money would probably be neat, too.


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markdarmafall 2 years ago from Moundsville,WV

I enjoyed your hub. All of your work brightens my day and brings a smile to my face. Thanks for sharing


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vkwok 2 years ago from Hawaii

It's interesting what people will do with their money.


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FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

Thank you! Sharing!


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TheHoleStory 2 years ago from Parsons, West Virginia Author

Your very welcome FlourishAnyway, and I'm having a blast doing this. So everyone keep those money hungry ideas coming!


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KenDeanAgudo 2 years ago from Tiwi, Philippines

Oh my your hub is hilarious, I never thought it would end up that way. I love your personality for you are not boastful not like the others here on hubpages who degrade other writers.


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possum lover 2 years ago from the backwoods just to the North of South Carolina

HoleStory how about cooking a cool looking batch of "Minion" money from the motion picture Despicable Me2.


dragonflycolor 2 years ago

A cashier gave me a 20 dollar bill in change a week ago and I asked her if she was joking. It was the new bill with colors and everything. However, I like your dollar bill ideas better!


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electronician 2 years ago from Birmingham, England

Wow, I feel honoured that you took the time to make a Hubpages dollar for this excellent hub on the back of my suggestion!


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suzettenaples 2 years ago from Taos, NM

Very interesting a d informative hub. I had not heard of bit coins until reading this. I will be on the look out for these on the Internet. I wonder if these bit coins could become the currency of the future on a world- wide basis?


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Bubblegum Jones 2 years ago from the house right next door to Honey Boo Boo (AKA: Honey Boo Boo's next door neighbor)

How about designing some Easter money for the upcoming holiday. I'm sure that children would love to see their beloved Easter bunny on a dollar bill.


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Bubblegum Jones 2 years ago from the house right next door to Honey Boo Boo (AKA: Honey Boo Boo's next door neighbor)

Thank you so much TheHoleStory for taking so much time, and making me some Easter Bunny money. They look great, and are so colorful that maybe the treasury department will take some of your suggestions for money to heart. I have one more request for some funny money for a special person in my life. Since we all just got finished celebrating St. Patrick's day could you whip up a prototype of St. Patty's day money for Mary Ann Flannigan.


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TheHoleStory 2 years ago from Parsons, West Virginia Author

As always it was my pleasure creating this new line of funny money, and your very welcome Bubblegum Jones. There's plenty of more funny money coming in the future, and I still hope that everyone keeps those money hungry ideas coming in to this hub!


catcute77 2 years ago

How about printing me off a batch of Garanimals money for my latest YouTube video. I'd also like to invite everyone over to view all of my catcute77 YouTube videos. I promise you all won't be disappointed.


Roof Monkey 2 years ago

Can you whip me up a colorful batch of Lake Winnepesaukah money for my upcoming vacation. Thanks a million, and I know it'll look great and be fun to spend on our trip this weekend.

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