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Future Artifacts of the Present

2010-03-18 18:51:58.647447+00 by petronius 3 comments

I went by a shop in Chicago's Loop yesterday that deals in rare coins, medals and other artifacts. Alongside a display of ancient Roman coins and US commemeratives they had one crisp, uncirculated note from 2009: a $100 Trillion bill issued by the Bank of Zimbabwe. At today's exchange rate it is worth about $79 US. Count thy blessings.

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#Comment Re: made: 2010-03-18 23:35:16.305116+00 by: ebradway

If you're positioned right - all debt at fixed interest rates - and a salary that tracks inflation through Congressional mandates, inflation can be a good thing!

#Comment Re: made: 2010-03-18 23:40:26.874515+00 by: ebradway

And I hate to say it, but you can buy an uncirculated Zimbabwe $100 Trillion bill on eBay for $4.00 with free shipping. Inflation never ceases!

#Comment Re: made: 2010-03-20 19:24:41.063817+00 by: TheSHAD0W

And they have a 3-pack, $10, $50 and $100 trillion, for $10. Just bought it.