Ancient Byzantine Coinage

The greatest denomination bank note ever issued was the main one hundred trillion dollar note by the Department Treasury for the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe, Africa. When this economy collapsed this note was worth less than US $0.50. Wall Street Journal valued this note of them costing only US$0.40 in June 2015.

Larger denominations of notes have been issued by other Western countries but come in less circulation as a result of black economy. The black economy not just includes the drug dealers in society but in addition down seriously to tradesman who do cash deals and keep higher denominations.

The 1934 $100,000 dollar bill was printed as a gold certificate series that was issued by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing from the U.S. Department of the Treasury. $100.00, $1,000.00 and $100,000.00 bills were also printed after the gold standard was stopped and gold was compulsorily confiscated by the order of President Franklin Roosevelt on March 9, 1933.

Treasury printed 42,000 of the $100,000 bills and destroyed all but 7, which are actually in museums. These museums only show reproductions of the original gold certificates.

India has done a demonetization of its high denomination currency to stem corruption and there are predictions that numerous other countries will follow with similar action.

Many European countries are actually going to a cashless society with countries like Norway where only 7% of transactions are cash. Hyperinflation and large denomination bank notes were issued after the war years. 

From 1844, he was considered by the Bourbonic Monarchist the legitimate king of France. Some coinko were minted. The first were minted in 1832-1833, and have the small children head using one side and on another the worth or the coat of arms of the Bourbons, as the official coins from 1814-1830. In 1858, Henry, age 38, minted other coins, along with his mature portrait, as identical to the prior ones and finally in 1873, when he was 53 and France a republic… Also in 1873 he’d some supporters that were willing to create him as king but his condition (abandoning the tricolor, the blue-white-red flag and only the old fleur du lit and many others) made this thing impossible.

He died in 1883, with out any real chance in learning to be a king.

Louis Philippe d’Orleans was king since 1830, once the Revolution proclaimed him as constitutional king. He ruled until 1848 when he was overthrown by another revolution and he was forced to flee. His heir, Louis Philippe II, was considered by the Orleans Monarchist the legal heir. He didn’t mint any coins but tokens are known.

Napoleon III was the nephew of Napoleon I. In 1852 he transformed the next Republic, where he was the president, in an Empire, assuming the title of Emperor, as his uncle. He was emperor until 1870 when he was forced to abdicate after the military disaster, brought on by the defeat of Sedan. He had a son, Napoleon also, who became the symbol of the Napoleon Monarchist, with the symbolic title of Napoleon IV.

In 1873 he minted some coins, similar to his father, with the imperial eagle and coat of arms. The values were from 10 centime to 5 francs, with the exact same appearance and weight as his father coins. He died young, in 1879 (he was created in 1856) in Africa and caused a significant shock for his supporters.

These coins are actually rare, the mintage was low and they were distributed and then the supporters of the cause. Also these coins were considered dangerous by the rulers of the afternoon and not rarely the owners were put to jail because of them.

Julian- the past pagan emperor and his monetary reform.

It is famous that the very first emperor of Rome who became a Christian was Constantine the Great. It is still unknown if he did that if 324, the moment when he killed his son, Crispus, or it was on the past day of his life, as some sources indicate. From that moment on, a Christian emperor was something natural for Rome, especially because Constantine’s family inherited the empire.

Ancient Roman Coins Part V Last Pagan Emporer
He left 3 sons and a large number of brothers, nephews and sons-in-law, all of them Christians and with the authority to claim the imperial throne. It is true that in 337 the army massacred a number of the “second class relatives” like Delmatius or Hannibalianus, maybe on direct order from Constantius II, Constantine’s son and Delmatius nephew.

One of many survivors of the massacre from 337 was Julian and his older brother Constantius, nephews of Constantine and cousins of Constantius II.


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