Remember those sayings? Ever try taking a Confederate $20 bill to a store and buying something? I bought some Confederate money when I was a kid because it was cool looking. Cool looking, but almost worthless. 50 cents I paid for each $20 bill, I think. My Dad said I was foolish to waste my money on it. Guess what, folks? A Confederate $20 bill is now worth a lot more than $20. Go figure. Maybe its just because they aren't printing more of them every day. And remember the story of George Washington and the Continental dollars? It took a wagon load of continentals to buy a wagon load of supplies. "Not worth a Continental" was the saying, and the result was that in the Constitution, nothing but gold or silver was permitted to be used for payment in order to prevent that disaster from ever occuring again. The Germans still cling to their gold. Maybe it was 1921 to 1923 or maybe it was 1946 to 1948 they remember. BTW, a Continental is now worth a lot. Go price one out on ebay. Even the REPLICA's cost more than a dollar each.