A Picture History Of Fiat Money – Visualizing Your Doom

A picture is worth a thousands words, while fiat money is worth the paper it is printed on.

View your future through images of the past.


Yugoslavia – 10 billion dinar, 1993:

Zaire – 5 million zaires, 1992:

Venezuela – 10,000 bolívares, 2002:

Ukraine – 10,000 karbovantsiv, 1995:

Turkey – 5 million lira, 1997:

Russia – 10,000 rubles, 1992:

Romania – 50,000 lei, 2001:

Peru – 100,000 intis, 1989:

Nicaragua – 10 million córdobas, 1990:

Hungary – 10 million pengo, 1945:

Greece – 25,000 drachmas, 1943:

Germany – 1 billion mark, 1923:

Georgia – 1 million laris, 1994:

France – 5 livres, 1793:

Chile – 10,000 pesos, 1975:

Brazil – 500 cruzeiros reais, 1993:

Bosnia – 100 million dinar, 1993:

Bolivia – 5 million pesos bolivianos, 1985:

Belarus – 100,000 rubles, 1996:

Argentina – 10,000 pesos argentinos, 1985:

Angola – 500,000 kwanzas reajustados, 1995:

Zimbabwe – 100 trillion dollars, 2006:


American Gold Eagle – 10 dollars, 1/4 oz gold, 1989:

Gold bullion value in US dollars 1989:

Gold bullion value in US dollars to present:

Bitcoin value in US dollars to present:



St. Louis Federal Reserve Adjusted Monetary Base (BASE) of US Dollars 1984-2011

[the base number of dollars in circulation]:

This article was inspired by Vedran Vuk’s recent article on Casey Research.


  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sledge-Sparrow/100000740518777 Sledge Sparrow

    You really need to get a blowjob.

    • Fatman

      Id like to see a graph illustrating the price of blowjobs in us dollars over the last 250 years.

      • http://www.libertariannews.org/ Michael Suede

        According to my grandpa it went from a ham sandwich in the 1930s to C note in the 2000s.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sledge-Sparrow/100000740518777 Sledge Sparrow

    You really need to get a blowjob.

  • http://www.houstontps.org somethingfishie

    Didn’t the Freakonomics guys actually quantify blowjob devaluation in their second book?

    • http://www.libertariannews.org/ Michael Suede

      If he didn’t, he should have.

      I think a lot of people would find the economics of prostitution to be a highly entertaining read.

      See Walter Block’s – Defending The Undefendable 

  • http://www.chapmancentral.co.uk Guy Chapman

    Zimbabwe the winner by a country mile. Is that the first time Robert Mugabe has scored highly in anything relating to economics?

    • GideonGono

       The margin is even bigger considering that the Zim$ was redemonimated by a factor of 10^12. Which means that $100T note should actually be ZWD$10^27

  • Kjhkjhjhjhhh

    Who cares about the price blowjobs, when you common peoples are getting shafted in the rear-end everyday in your lives by the big shots in control.  You all are getting azz raped, so who cares about the price of blow jobs fools.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sledge-Sparrow/100000740518777 Sledge Sparrow

      I wouldn’t mind getting shafted in the rear so much if I was getting a blow job at the same time.

      Wait, I think I’ve seen some transsexual pornography of that.