Money does not exist. If you have $500 in your checking account and you ask the bank to show you that $500, the teller will think you are crazy. That $500 does not exist as cash. Now, go back 100 years. This is an actual shot of someone paying for product in gold dust in Alaska. To buy something then you had to have gold and you had to weigh it out every time you made a purchase. If you tripped and fell, you could lose every flake of your fortune to the wind. Next time you sweep your credit card, think of how far we have come in a century.