Crazy currencies: the world's oddest coins and notes(Don Denton.CP Photo)

The first coins were struck more than 2,500 years ago. Paper money is more than 1,000 years old. But while they're old, they have never gone out of fashion. These days money takes many forms — paper, plastic, electronic and even cash specially designed for use in space. And in Canada, we've even got our own unique and popular Canadian Tire money. We've rounded up some of the oddest and most unusual types of currency in the world (and beyond).