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Thursday, 8 January 2009
Largest Value Banknotes
Hyper-inflation does strange things for the denominations printed on banknotes. There has been some talk of the recent Zimbabwean crisis creating world record denominations on bank notes, and in all fairness 50billion and 100billion are unusually large. The record, however, as far as I am aware, is a 500billion denomination banknote from the dying days of Yugoslavia.
I work on projects related to technology and taxonomy at the Natural History Museum, and as an advisor for the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature. My interests are in entomology (stick insects, cockroaches and insect acoustics) and how technology can change the way research is done in biology and museums. Big fan of open access, open data and open hardware.