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Money (USA)

Monopoly money is probably what makes the game so much fun. Contolling thousands of dollars of the colourful bills is pure joy. Through the years the money has had several changes; from design to colour to copyright changes. There were even metal coins in the early De Luxe editions.

Darrow used money from a dime store in his early games. By the time the white box games were produced he was having the money printed. These bills were fairly plain with the denomination printed only in the center. The colors on these bills is as follows:

$1 - White; $5 - Pink; $10 - Yellow; $20 - Green; $50 - Grey; $100 - Goldenrod; $500 - Salmon

These are known as Darrow type 1 bills. The Darrow black box has the same type money, but the denomination was added to each of the four corners as well. These are known as Darrow type 2.

When Parker Brothers took over production in 1935 the same type of money was used. It's not known if the Darrow money from the sale was used, or if Parker Brothers produced their own from the start (like the Title Deeds). During the "Trade Mark" run the $100 and $500 bills switched colors to goldenrod for the $500s and salmon for the $100s. This was still Darrow type 2 money. These bills lasted into the "Patent Pending" run.

During the "Patent Pending" run the money was re-designed to the design we know today. This money has "MONOPOLY" above the centre denomination and "COPYRIGHT 1935 BY PARKER BROTHERS, Inc." below it. The colours on the bills carried over from the previous design:

$1 - White; $5 - Pink; $10 - Yellow; $20 - Green; $50 - Grey; $100 - Salmon; $500 - Goldenrod

Beginning in 1936 the blue #6 set had smaller money. The money looked the same but was both shorter and narrower. This smaller money was used in the blue #6 until the end of its run in 1951. The blue #6 was the ONLY set to have this size money.

$1 - White; $5 - Pink; $10 - Yellow; $20 - Green; $50 - Grey; $100 - Salmon; $500 - Goldenrod

The next change occurred in the early 40s. This change occured in both the large and small bills. The colours on the money changed to the familiar colours that were in use until August 2008:

$1 - White; $5 - Pink; $10 - Yellow; $20 - Green; $50 - Blue; $100 - Tan; $500 - Goldenrod

1952 saw the next big change. The colours remained the same, but the writing on the bills was removed. These bills remained in use for 32 years.

1985 was the 50th anniversary for Monopoly (Parker Brothers) and the money was changed to again have the copyright information on the bottom and "MONOPOLY®"on top. The biggest difference between these bills and those from the 1940s is the "®" after the word "MONOPOLY".

After Hasbro acquired Parker Brothers in 1991 the money was changed once again. The copyright information was removed from below the centre denomination and moved to the lower right side of the bill in the border. The 60th anniversary bills have "©1994 PARKER BROTHERS" and the 1995 Deluxe edition has "©1935, 1995 PARKER BROTHERS". In 1996 the information was changed to "©1935,1996, HASBRO, INC.". This was the money in through August 2008.

August 2008. Monopoly has been standardised throughout the world. What does that mean for the money in the USA? Some of the colours have been changed again. The new colours are:

$1 - White; $5 - Pink; $10 - Blue; $20 - Lime Green; $50 - Purple; $100 - Peach; $500 - Goldenrod

Changes to the money itself include the new Monopoly logo across the top, new designs on the house and the train, and "©1935, 2008 HASBRO".

Upcoming editions

Here are known upcoming editions and approximate release dates.

Note: Release dates may change and/or editions may not be made.

Name Country Date
梅艷芳 Anita Mui HK Late 2023
Barbie USA Nov 2023
Beetlejuice AUS Late 2023
Boise USA Oct 2023
(The) Boys AUS Sept 2023
Bristol UK Nov 2023
Bundaberg AUS Aug 2023
Cairns AUS Late 2023
Caterpillar USA July 2023
Charleston USA Nov 2023
Chelm POL Late 2023
Christchurch NZ Late 2023
Cleveland USA Late 2023
Curb Your Enthusiasm USA June 2023
Dune USA Sept 2023
Ed Sheeran AUS/UK Late 2023
Europa Park DE Sept 2023
Forte dei Marmi IT 2024
Gaby's Dollhouse Junior AUS Sept 2023
WGorzow Wielkopolski POL Late 2023
(The) Hunter Valley AUS Sept 2023
Hungtington Beach USA Fall 2023
Iron Maiden AUS Late 2023
Jimi Hendrix AUS Sept 2023
Labyrinth AUS Aug 2023
Lancaster UK Oct 2023
Les Peres du Big Bang BEL Mar 2024
Lódz POL Late 2023
Loughborough UK Oct 2023
North Macedonia Late 2023
Nashville USA Oct 2023
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation USA July 2023
Newbury UK Late 2023
Olsztyn POL Late 2023
Oxford UK Late 2023
Park City USA Early 2024
Parks & Recreation USA July 2023
Penang MAY Oct 2023
Portland USA Nov 2023
Richmond USA Fall 2023
Royal Leamington Spa UK Late 2023
San Jose USA Late 2023
Santa Barbara USA Nov 2023
Squishmallows AUS Sept 2023
South Jersey Shore USA June 2023
Tulsa USA Nov 2023
Usedom DE Spring 2024
Wielkopolski POL Late 2023
(The) Witcher USA June 2023
Yellowstone AUS Oct 2023
Zabrze POL Autumn 2023

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