Watch This – Why Are Coins Round?

Why does money have the shape it does? Turns out there are some interesting reasons.

Watch This – Why Are Coins Round? Photo by 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.


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