The evolution of the world’s currencies (infographic)

The evolution of currency systems over the past two centuries, as it turns out, is far more exciting than is usually let on (think political thriller as opposed to economic textbook!). GoldMoney presents, in all its glory, the quixotic history of exchange-rate regimes from 1821 to the present day.

history of exchange rates infographic

Source: http://www.goldmoney.com/gold-research/alasdair-macleod/a-history-of-exchange-rate-systems.html