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Watch "The Money Masters" on YouTube

From that video (it's long, 3.5 hours; I've only gotten through the first 2 or so, so far), I learned that Tally Sticks (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tally_stick#Split_tally) were a form of wood used as currency; an early version of cryptographic currency (the sticks were split down the middle, and had to match up with one in the king's vault in order to be paid out).

Not sure it's such a great idea in these days of 3D printers -- but cryptographic techniques have improved, and something like Bitcoin might make more sense.

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