MONEY Absolutely, definitely worthless …

Posted by Axel Thorer on 7. August 2017

… but very beautiful: The Somaliland Shilling!

Somaliland

The beautiful money ...

Somaliland

… and the non-existing country ...

YES, YOU KNOW, THAT I GOT A KNACK FOR STRANGE BANKNOTES … – and the one I’m showing you here, is the strangest of all. Because it was issued by the government of a country, SOMALILAND, which doesn’t exist (officially). Is not recognized by any other state. But it is very well governed, maybe the best system on the African continent, you can even fly to the „capital“ of Hargeisa (from Djibouti or Addis Abeba), Somaliland is bigger than Greece or North Korea (neighboring Djibouti, Ethiopia and Somalia, from which it split), peopled by 4,5 millions (mostly Moslems), with her own flag,national anthem – and money, the beautiful Somaliland SHILLING. Being worth 0,0000 of any money, the moment, you leave Somaliland. Nobody will give you in London, New York or Berlin a single Cent for a suitcase full of SomShi. They really made an afford to produce money one is happy to look at, but the value is just like a cut-out from a fairytale book. That’s the oddity I wanted to show you – oh, and by the way: To the east, containing the Horn of Africa, there is a second country, which doesn’t exist in reality – Puntland, also a former part of Somalia, but that’s another story …

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