Canada's "Spocking Fives" Phenomenon Surges In Tribute To Leonard Nimoy

Doodle-driven Canadians have been cleverly defacing their five dollar bills for years, turning the portrait of former Prime Minister Sir Wilfrid Laurier into the pop-culture figures he eerily resembles: Spock (seen here) and Harry Potter's Severus Snape. » 2/28/15 8:30am 2/28/15 8:30am

Here's How You'll Make and Save Money in the Future

The way we deal with money is constantly changing — as is the nature of money itself. You can absolutely expect your money to change over the coming decades. In fact, the world of finance is on the cusp of revolutionary change. » 10/09/13 11:20am 10/09/13 11:20am

Canada releases official Superman currency for his 75th anniversary

While America is wasting its time still trying to justify why we still make pennies, Canada is hard at work celebrating the most iconic superhero of all time. The Royal Canadian Mint has announced the release of seven special coins to commemorate Superman's 75th anniversary, worth anywhere from $29.75 to $750 Canadian. » 9/10/13 12:40pm 9/10/13 12:40pm

Ancient Roman coins depict sundry sexual acts, but what were they for?

The Romans loved sex. The wrote graphic poetry about it, and scrawled x-rated graffiti on their city walls. They even emblazoned currency with depictions of sexual acts. But what purpose did this coinage serve? Fair warning: numismatic pornography after the jump – potentially NSFW. » 9/09/13 8:20am 9/09/13 8:20am

Batman's foes grace these defaced North Korean dollar bills

German artist Aslan Malik put paint to US dollar bills to create his presidential Justice League series. Now he's used a similar technique, but a different currency, for some of DC's villains. His Injustice League of North Korea uses won notes as a canvas for Gotham's most notorious villains. » 5/04/13 5:00pm 5/04/13 5:00pm

Pay your fare across the Narrow Sea with these Game of Thrones coins

What currencies fill the coffers at Casterly Rock or could provide a young Khaleesi with a few ships to cross the Narrow Sea? These fan-made coins could easily be passed among the nobles and merchants in Westeros — or even used to buy passage to the realm of the Faceless Men. » 6/09/12 7:30am 6/09/12 7:30am

As the financial system falters, some Greeks are turning to alternative…

What do you do when your country is thrown into financial chaos? After all, you still have your resources, your skills, and your neighbors. As cash is increasingly short supply, some Greeks are creating local currencies, and finding their social support system is stronger than they ever knew. » 3/18/12 3:00pm 3/18/12 3:00pm

A Handy Currency Converter For Alien Money

Don't get ripped off by unscrupulous intergalactic exchange bureaus! Consult our guide to alien money, including exchange rates with the U.S. dollar. Click through for a listing of currencies from Dune, Red Dwarf, Star Wars, Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica and others. » 2/08/08 10:15am 2/08/08 10:15am