This case contains images of banknotes from countries around the world, including: Tanzania, Sudan, Namibia, South Africa, India, Congo, Indonesia, Swaziland and Nepal.

The first paper banknote is believed to have originated in China during the 7th century. In the 16th century, during Albrecht Dürer’s lifetime, goldsmith-bankers began to accept gold coin deposits in exchange for cash notes. In the 18th century the Bank of England started to print fixed denomination notes printed off engraved copper plates. Counterfeiting was threatened by the death penalty while today rhino poaching in Southern Africa runs the risk of 25 years imprisonment.

Relative rhinoceros values:

  • $60,000/kg: rhino horn 
  • $66,000 – 90 000: white rhino hunt
  • $350,000: black rhino hunt
  • $8,500: ‘vita-dart’ white rhino hunt