Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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Replace paper currency with metallic coinage fabricated from various fissile materials. Those with low critical mass (protactinium-231, americium-243, plutonium-242) would be used for smaller denominations. Higher critical mass elements (californium-251, plutonium-238, curium-244) would be used for larger denominations.
nuclear hobo, May 15 2007

Halfbakery: Porn Money Porn_20Money
What this is *not* about. [jutta, May 18 2007]


       As featured in Station of the Tides - used (illicitly) by the planetary government to track down dissenters.
DrCurry, May 15 2007

       Today's payday, and I've got a check burning a hole in my pocket.
normzone, May 15 2007

       Larry Niven published this idea as "another Modest Proposal" some time in the late sixties or early seventies, although I think he didn't discuss different materials in that idea.
ye_river_xiv, May 15 2007

       I was expecting notes and coinage featuring bikini models.
zen_tom, May 16 2007

       It would certainly prevent the stockpiling of too much currency... There is an absolute limit on how much plutonium you can keep in your safe!   

       If this ever happens, my idea for the perfect murder: plate the inside of the victim's safe with neutron reflectors. Write him a big check. Run.
GutPunchLullabies, May 16 2007

       depends on if you can also describe a "perfect murder" as "messy"
Custardguts, May 17 2007

       //I was expecting notes and coinage featuring bikini models.// Hmmm. I'll file that away for future use.
nuclear hobo, May 17 2007

       [custard], you go find the evidence afterwards?
david_scothern, May 18 2007


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