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Who was the inventor of paper money?

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December 03, 2009 12:45AM

The S'ung dynasty was the first to issue true paper money in 1023, and it did so at first cautiously, issuing small amounts, used in a limited area, and good for a specific time period. The notes would be redeemed after three year's service, to be replaced by new notes for a 3% service charge, a neat way for the government to make money.