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Silver screen Take the Money and Run

No gangster movie is complete without a suitcase full of cash. If it’s Swiss francs a shoe box will do. The Swiss thousand-franc bill is the world’s second-highest denomination banknote. A ten-centimetre pile of notes worth CHF1 million weighs 1kg.

Counting through stashes of money can be seen in films as early as the 1920s.
(Pictures: AFP/Kobal Collection,