Dark Chocolate Peanut M&Ms
Dark Chocolate Peanut M&Ms would be great for currency. I love dark chocolate peanut M&Ms. Vocalo.org recently asked what is the best way to fund public schools? My response? Dark Chocolate Peanut M&Ms. Although if they were currency, I would end up eating all my money.
U.S. History Trading Cards
How about trading cards? They already have a specific form of value. But it would take awhile to learn which cards are more valuable than others. So why not make the cards something of educational value about our history and government? Right now we only have 11 historical figures on our dollar bills and coins.
- Abraham Lincoln on the 1-cent penny and $5 bill
- Thomas Jefferson on the 5-cent nickel and $2 bill
- Franklin D. Roosevelt on the 10-cent dime
- George Washington on the 25-cent quarter and $1 bill
- John F. Kennedy on the 50-cent half-dollar
- Susan B. Anthony on the $1 coin
- Sacagawea on the $1 coin
- Alexander Hamilton on the $10 bill
- Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill
- Ulysses S. Grant on the $50 bill
- Benjamin Franklin on the $100 bill
Why not make an entire set of cards that people can use as currency. Sure, the dollar coins are going to feature all the presidents, but these coins don’t include fun facts or stats about all our presidents. The trading cards would. And their value would change with the market. Sound crazy? You bet. Let’s bring back the days of bartering. I can see it now, “Oh dude, you totally know a loaf of bread is worth one Rutherford B. Hayes.”
Pens and pencils
Have you ever been without a pen or pencil, but wish you had one at that moment? If pens and pencils were our currency, they would become much more abundant. When you go to pay for your restaurant bill, instead of a pen or pencil being in with the check, you’d pay with a pen or pencil. A sharp pencil would be worth five more cents than a dull pencil. Just by keeping your pencils sharp, you can increase your money.
What else would make for a good form of currency?
Please leave a comment with your ideas for currency.