When Was Paper Money Invented?


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Vikash Swaroop Profile
Vikash Swaroop answered
Exact date and year of the invention of paper money is hard to determine, but it is believed that the paper money was first used in 600AD in China. Initially, they were issued locally and it was only during the reign of Song Dynasty in 960 that it came as a generally circulating mode of money.

The reason for the start of paper money can be attributed to shortage of metals, a prerequisite for coins. Coins of that era had a hole in the middle and several coins were stung together with a rope to keep them well. During those times it was quite difficult to carry so many coins as they were heavy. This heavy loads of coins lead to the invention of paper money.
Initially, paper money started in two forms. The first forms were drafts and which were receipts for the value which was held on account. The other forms were bills which were a promise that were able to be converted into money on a later date.
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Paper bills were first used by the Chinese, who started carrying folding money during the Tang Dynasty (A.D. 618-907) — mostly in the form of privately issued bills of credit or exchange notes — and used it for more than 500 years before the practice began to catch on in Europe in the 17th century. And there a lot of great attitudes in our times - for example that shredder can easily destroy a pack with 1000x100 hundred bucks.

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600 A.D
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Man got along quite a long time without money. He used what we call the barter system. If a man wanted something he did not make or raise him self, he found another person who had what he wanted and offered something in exchange.

The first kind of money used by primitive man usually consisted of things to wear or eat. The American Indians used carved shells called "wampum". Other types of "money" have been tobacco, grains, skins, salt, and beads. Eventually, pieces of metal replaced the other kinds of money.

The first people to use coined money were the Lydians. In the eighth century B.C., they began to make pieces of metal money which were uniform in weight and design and which could be easily recognized.

Gold and silver had been used as money long before that, but not in the form of coins. They had circulated as bars from which pieces were cut and weighed, but there was no guarantee of purity or weight. It was the Lydians who first thought of stamping pieces of metal with some symbol as a guarantee. Other peoples imitated them and gradually the use of coins became widespread.

After the middle Ages the use of paper money started. It was found that a "promise" to pay money, if there was confidence in the person who made the promise, would serve as well as real money. So the goldsmiths, merchants, and money lenders began to issue notes, which were written promises to pay cash on demand.

This "credit currency", since it was in the form of paper, was safer and more convenient to handle than gold. Soon banks, and then governments, began to issue such paper promises, and "paper money" came into existence.
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The title for first country to use paper money goes to the Chinese. The very first attempt was during the reign of Emperor Han Wu-ti, (140 to 87BC). Constant military expeditions against the Huns in Mongolia had exhausted the empire.

The private minting of money debased the value causing swings in its value. Wu-ti called in all the coinage and issued in its place a treasury note, each worth 400,000 coins.
The notes weren't actually made from paper but from the hide of a white stag − quite a rare stag as it happened. The notes were about 30cm square and bore a special marking. This first attempt was inevitably doomed as they ran out of stags.

However around 800AD the Chinese did produce paper money, called flying money owing to its tendency to blow away. It wasn't fully exchangeable. It was issued to traders by banks in return for money deposited in the capital. It could later be redeemed when traders returned from the provinces. This helped stop merchants being robbed by highway men on their way home.
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I know rite paper money was invented by the chinese during the qin dynasty in or around 600 or 650ad!
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No it was not it was invented before that because Shi Huangdi was the man reigning china when money was invented and he reigned in 210-221 BC!!!
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1st off the chinese never invented paper money, they learned about it from the Abbasid Dynasty who used itemized receipts and bills around 759 c.e...... So your all wrong hahahahah

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