Watch This – Why Are Coins Round?

Advertising Disclosure: When you buy something by clicking links on our site, we may earn a small commission, but it never affects the products or services we recommend.

Curly Pat /

Have you ever wondered why money has the shapes it does? We take it for granted that coins will be round and dollars will have a rectangular shape. But there’s no inherent reason why money must have those dimensions.

Instead, it turns out that several real-life factors have influenced how our money looks. Watch this video to learn more — and to understand how we’ve arrived at a place where money often has no shape at all.

How would you change the shape or look of money? Sound off by commenting below or on our Facebook page.

Get smarter with your money!

Want the best money-news and tips to help you make more and spend less? Then sign up for the free Money Talks Newsletter to receive daily updates of personal finance news and advice, delivered straight to your inbox. Sign up for our free newsletter today.