January 09, 2020

Talk about Inflation!



Talk about Inflation!
Rubles for sale! Aldric van Gaver via Flickr

A woman in Chelyabinsk is selling a 1000-ruble bill for… wait for it… seven million rubles. But this is no ordinary bill—it has a special, “beautiful” serial number: 7777770, which justifies the high selling price, or so says the seller.

That’s not the only high-priced currency to be posted to this portal for free ads: a St. Petersburg resident is trying to sell a two-ruble coin for one billion rubles ($167 mn) due to a strange defect.

Not surprisingly, neither sellers have met with success yet.

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