Money makes the world go round Society Business ... Print comment Swiss gold coin minted in 1895 with an estimated value of SFr50,000 (Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters) Money exchange office in Yemen(Khaled Abdullah/Reuters) A 10,000 yen banknote at the museum of the Bank of Japan(Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters) Legal tender - the US dollar (Kacper Pempel/Reuters) Small change for bus tickets in Pakistan (Athar Hussain/Reuters) Austrian gold ducat coins with an estimated value of SFr250 each(Leonhard Foeger/Reuters) All of the available Swiss bank notes at a glance(Keystone/Gaetan Bally) Albanian artist Saimir Strati working on a giant bank note with 300,000 industrial screws(Arben Celi/Reuters) A dollar in Singapore... (Tim Chong/Reuters) ... and in New Zealand(Dennis Owen/Reuters) Money vendor displays new Bangladeshi takas(Rafiqur Rahman/Reuters) Shop window in Prague (Petr Josek/Reuters) Checking a euro note at the Bank of Taiwan (Pichi Chuang/Reuters) Britain's Queen Elizabeth portrayed on the five pound note(Catherine Benso/Reuters) Crumpled but not worthless (Nikola Solic/Reuters) This content was published on August 3, 2011 11:46 AMAug 3, 2011 - 11:46 There are 300 different currencies worldwide. Experts say the dollar could one day lose its status as global reserve currency. (Sebastian Stange, swissinfo.ch) Neuer Inhalt Horizontal Line subscription form Form for signing up for free newsletter. Sign up for our free newsletters and get the top stories delivered to your inbox. Email address Top stories (weekly) Latest news (daily) Business (weekly) Politics (weekly) Society (weekly) Fintech (monthly) Click here to see more newsletters swissinfo EN The following content is sourced from external partners. We cannot guarantee that it is suitable for the visually or hearing impaired. swissinfo.ch Join us on Facebook!