Mr Monkey in Bloomsbury

"I never carry loose change myself anyway"

Mr Monkey in front of Swedish plate money

On a quick visit to the British Museum, Mr Monkey found this very large piece of copper, weighing 15 kilos, used as money in 17th century Sweden. Unsurprisingly, Sweden was the first country in Europe to use paper money.

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