Leper colony money

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Leper colony money was special money (scrip or vouchers) which circulated only in leper colonies (sanatoriums for people with leprosy) due to the fear that money could carry leprosy and infect other people.wikipedia
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Leper colony

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Leper colony money was special money (scrip or vouchers) which circulated only in leper colonies (sanatoriums for people with leprosy) due to the fear that money could carry leprosy and infect other people.
Some leper colonies issued their own money (such as tokens), in the belief that allowing people affected by leprosy to handle regular money could spread the disease.

Scrip

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Leper colony money was special money (scrip or vouchers) which circulated only in leper colonies (sanatoriums for people with leprosy) due to the fear that money could carry leprosy and infect other people.

Voucher

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Leper colony money was special money (scrip or vouchers) which circulated only in leper colonies (sanatoriums for people with leprosy) due to the fear that money could carry leprosy and infect other people.

Sanatorium

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Leper colony money was special money (scrip or vouchers) which circulated only in leper colonies (sanatoriums for people with leprosy) due to the fear that money could carry leprosy and infect other people.

Leprosy

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Leper colony money was special money (scrip or vouchers) which circulated only in leper colonies (sanatoriums for people with leprosy) due to the fear that money could carry leprosy and infect other people.

Bacteria

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In 1938, Dr. Gordon Alexander Ryrie in Malaysia proved that the paper money was not contaminated with leprosy bacteria, and all the leper colony banknotes were burned in that country.

Agua de Dios

The oldest special money known was made in 1901 for use in three leper colonies of Colombia, called Agua de Dios, Cano de Loro, and Contratación.

Contratación

Contratacion
The oldest special money known was made in 1901 for use in three leper colonies of Colombia, called Agua de Dios, Cano de Loro, and Contratación.

Centavo

Centavos
Five denominations of coins were issued: 2.5 centavos, 5 centavos, 10 centavos, 20 centavos, and 50 centavos.

Panama Canal Zone

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Between 1919 and 1952, special coins were used in a Panama Canal Zone leper colony called Palo Seco Colony.

Cupronickel

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From 1913 to 1930, special aluminum (later copper-nickel) coins were minted in Manila for use in the Culion leper colony of the Insular Government of the Philippine Islands (then under the United States).

Culion leper colony

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From 1913 to 1930, special aluminum (later copper-nickel) coins were minted in Manila for use in the Culion leper colony of the Insular Government of the Philippine Islands (then under the United States).

Insular Government of the Philippine Islands

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From 1913 to 1930, special aluminum (later copper-nickel) coins were minted in Manila for use in the Culion leper colony of the Insular Government of the Philippine Islands (then under the United States).

United States

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From 1913 to 1930, special aluminum (later copper-nickel) coins were minted in Manila for use in the Culion leper colony of the Insular Government of the Philippine Islands (then under the United States).

World War II

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In 1942, during the Japanese occupation of World War II, emergency paper money was also issued inside the Culion colony.

Culion

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In 1942, during the Japanese occupation of World War II, emergency paper money was also issued inside the Culion colony.

Tama Zenshoen Sanatorium

In 1919, special coins were made in Tama Zenshoen Sanatorium, and later in other sanatoriums in Japan.

Sungai Buloh

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In 1936, 5 cents, 10 cents and 1 dollar notes were issued in the Sungei Buloh Settlement in Malaysia, printed in four languages.

Banknotes of the Sungei Buloh Settlement

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The banknotes of the Sungei Buloh Settlement were issued as leprosy colony money in 1935 and 1936, at Sungei Buloh, when it was a leper colony.