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An exhibition at the National Museum of Science and Technology in Stockholm, 2012 – 2018

Money

Money

Ingress för att beskriva innovationen

Money

This copper coin worth half an ”öre” was minted in 1630 at Säters mint, Sweden. TM2. Photo: Ellinor Algin.

Money

“Assignation” from 1766. These were an early form of paper money used in various works and mines in Sweden.TM172. Photo: Archives of National Museum of Science and Technology.

Kort fakta om innovationen

Kort fakta (2) om innovationen

Rubrik för små genier

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Money

Money is slips of paper and pieces of metal that people have decided are valuable. It makes it easier to shop. If we only exchanged things with each other the deal would not always be fair. Money makes it easier to save than for example fish and vegetables.

By using a bankcard money can be transferred electronically via computer networks. Money is only seen as figures on a bank statement.

On the island of Yap in the Pacific Ocean there is large stone money. It is carved from limestone which is then transported from islands many kilometres away. The value of the stone money is determined by how dangerous the journey was to fetch it.

Besides money we also trade bonds and shares. It is a country´s and company´s economy that determines their value. This value may rapidly change.

Rubrik för nördar

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