While most countries have a set currency, some towns and cities have adapted their own individual currency to use for various reasons distinct to their own culture. Here are a few examples…

Ithaca, New York has “Ithaca Hours” which can be used in over 900 locations across the city.

Berkshire region Massachusetts uses “BerkShares” throughout the region. They can be exchanged in one of 5 regional banks.

Bristol, England has the Bristol Pound.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania has Equality Dollars which citizens earn by volunteering at a few designated venues and can be spent at 150 local businesses throughout Philly.

Detroit, Michigan has $3 denominations called “Cheers”

Calgary, Alberta has multicolored Calgary Dollars.

Volos, Greece created the TEMs system to fight back against a growing unemployment rate. They exist only in digital form and represent a good or service an individual can exchanges versus cash.

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