The lucky coin for the Russians is the unchangeable penny, and for the Americans, the first dollar earned. The Germans keep a bent or drilled coin in their pocket or purse.
It is believed that not a single ruble should be spent on payday. The entire amount should be spent overnight at home. Also, you can not lend money in the evening.
Kiss the money received from the first customer, then spit on it and hide it in your wallet so that it will attract other money to itself. It is said that this custom originated from the London "butcher's wives" - women who traded in the markets in chickens, butter and eggs.
Russian merchants, hearing the voice of the first cuckoo in the spring, jingled money in their pockets. It was believed that this attracts new money.
The happiest Canadian bills are considered "devil's heads" - dollars with the image of the young Elizabeth II. Upon closer examination, the devil's face can be seen in the queen's flirty hairstyle. There are very few of them left, as the Canadian bank immediately released a new batch, with a retouched hairstyle. It is believed that the "devil's head" brings happiness.
The Chinese have a money amulet - three yuan, connected through holes with a red silk ribbon. Both the talisman and the money itself are supposed to be gently stroked and cherished from time to time.
In Japan, no one will ever pick up a lost wallet (unless to take it to the police station). The Japanese believe that fate will soon ask very sternly for such an unexpected gift, taking something more valuable from you.
We owe another monetary superstition to the legendary Queen of Sheba. Tradition says that she had very hairy legs. Therefore, in the Mediterranean, girls with hairy legs are considered happy: after all, they will probably marry rich people.
For the first time, a $ 2 banknote depicting US President Thomas Jefferson was issued in 1928. It is difficult to say for what reason, but superstition called him "unhappy", and the buyers tried not to take this money in their salaries and for change, but having received it, they hurried to exchange banknotes as soon as possible. Since 1976, it has ceased to be produced.