Money & Banking

Mon, 13 Nov, 2017Danielle McCarthy

The world’s strangest coins

Paying for something overseas is much easier in these days of tap-and-go travel cards and instant online transfers. That said, you could still excuse someone for being a little nostalgic for that feeling you used to get when given a handful of change after making a purchase in a foreign country, and finding out just how much their denomination differs. 

While that feeling was often one of complete and utter bemusement, it was still fascinating to see just how different a coin from the other side of the world could be.

With that spirit in mind, as the world increasingly hurtles towards a society where cash is nothing more than a distant memory, we’ve decided to have a look at the weirdest coins in the world. To see them all, scroll through the gallery above.

Which coin did you find to be the weirdest?