beloved_chocolate and victorious_snow
There were all sorts of brilliant entries this week and we've posted the best ones here on the Bank of England website. There were ones that were totally different to our current system, using currencies with intrinsic worth such as kindness and truthfulness, and others that went back to basics with rocks and gemstones. Well done to everyone who submitted their idea! Beloved_chocolate was the first to push the technological suggestion, but was sceptical of their own approach too and we loved the entry from victorious_snow, which used something natural and changing to vary the worth of our money!
You can read the winning entries below in the orange boxes.
WEEKLY COMPETITION #9:
What object could we use instead?
Imagination needed: we’re all out of money! Imagine a world where money, as we know it, is outlawed. There are no coins or notes left on the planet and it’s got confusing and chaotic to buy and sell goods. This week, we’d like your inventions.
Remember: it would have to be hard to forge but easy to carry around. You’ll need to use good reasons here to explain your suggestion and be open-minded to different ideas!
Good luck! Winners will be announced on Friday.