History of Money (courtesy investopedia)

According to some theories, money is inherently an intangible concept. Currency, on the other hand, is the physical or tangible manifestation of the intangible concept of money.

According to this theory, money cannot be touched or smelled. Currency is the coin, note, object, or physical representation that is presented in the form of money. The basic form of money is numbers while the basic form of currency is paper banknotes, coins, or plastic cards like credit or debit cards. Though this distinction between money and currency is important in some contexts, for the purposes of this article, the terms are used interchangeably.

With global wealth estimated to be about $463.6 trillion at the end of 2022