Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe Governor John Mangudya holds a sample of a gold coin at the launch in Harare, Monday, July, 25, 2022.

Zimbabwe gambles with gold to curb soaring inflation

This past week, the Zimbabwean government launched a gold coin priced at about $1,800, hoping that when people buy it, it will reduce the number of bills in circulation and eventually stabilize the Zim dollar. But some are dubious about the plan. 

The value of paper money

How money became ‘the most powerful metaphor’ in the world

Seven year old Teija's father is stuck in Iran due to the travel ban. She holds a sign during a protest  at Los Angeles International Airport.

Two brothers, one in Iran and another in California, say the US travel ban has thrown their family for a loop

A pile of American two-dollar bills, which are relatively rare everywhere the currency is used.

Why are Ecuadoreans obsessed with the $2 bill?


Two major companies accused of discrimination

The Push to Ditch the Dollar Bill for Coins

Global Politics

A bipartisan group of senators is reviving an old idea: ditching the dollar bill. They say it’s time we caught up with the rest of the world.

The World

A look back at the “dollar princesses”

Global Politics

As The World’s Laura Lynch reports, the upcoming royal wedding has an American connection. Prince William’s great great grandmother was one of many “dollar princesses,” women who moved to Britain to swap their inherited cash for royal status.

The World

Health Note/Euro Itch

Living on Earth’s Cynthia Graber reports that some Europeans may be allergic to the new Euro dollar coins.

The World

Takeouts: hoaxes on the Hill, dollar’s decline, MLB playoffs

Global Politics

Washington Takeout: hoaxes in Washington; Business Takeout: why the dollar continues to fall against other currencies;
Sports Takeout: two exciting MLB playoff games

The World

Geo answer

The answer to today’s Geo Quiz is Australia, home to the new unofficial currency…. the Baroon Dollar. The World’s Alex Gallafent has more.