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Object

Money is a form of currency that is used to pay for an item, services, or repayment of debts. Mr. Krabs is known to be obsessed with it, as seen in many episodes throughout the series, beginning with "Help Wanted."

Description

Known units and amounts

The money in SpongeBob SquarePants is the U.S. currency, loosely supported by the fact that Bikini Bottom is part of the USA. Known amounts include the penny, nickel, dime, quarter, one-dollar, five-dollar, and twenty-dollar bill. The largest known unit is a one million dollar bill.

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Atlantean money

The city of Atlantis has its own currency, but it appears to be gold, gems, and other seemingly golden objects. It is also said that the Atlanteans were not obsessed with wealth, as opposed to one of their visitors, Mr. Krabs. Nothing is known about the worth of the currency.
Denomination Image
One penny[1]Friend or Foe 17
One nickel[2]KrabBorg67
Three dime[3]102a - Penny Foolish 465
One quarter[4][3]Bubblestand 078
One dollar[5]Wet Painters 085
Five dollars[6]Money Talks 024
Twenty dollars[7]The Executive Treatment - Sneak Peak 06a
500 dollars[3]500 dollar bill
1,000,000 dollars[8]024b - Imitation Krabs 070

Other unofficial types

In "Pranks a Lot," Frank offers SpongeBob and Patrick a gag dollar, a fake dollar to make people believe they have real money.

In "The Pink Purloiner," a drawn one billion dollar is seen and is used to make Patrick hand Ol' Reliable to SpongeBob.

In "20,000 Patties Under the Sea," the sea monster is seen giving SpongeBob and Patrick large dollars.

In "One Coarse Meal," a fake form of currency called "Wacky Bucks" are shown as the money that Mr. Krabs pays SpongeBob with.

Creation

As seen in the episode "Mr. Krabs Takes a Vacation," all of the money in Bikini Bottom is made at the Bikini Bottom Mint. There, the money goes through different processes in order to be made. There is even a step where old money is burned up and created into newer money.

Dollar bills are made from "very special sheets of paper" that are specially prepared to be the standard for money. Coins are made from sheets of metal pressed into coins. Money is also recycled by shredding money and then processing them into brand new money.

In the episode "Mr. Krabs Takes a Vacation," Mr. Krabs and SpongeBob actually receive their own money with their faces on it (though Pearl ends up taking them).

Quantity

In many episodes, Bikini Bottom's population is seen to be quite small. Yet, in the episode "Clams," Mr. Krabs earns his one millionth dollar (given to him by Sandals), indicating millions of bills have been spent in Bikini Bottom, despite its small population. Mr. Krabs is also seen to have a large quantity of money in his vault at the Krusty Krab in various episodes.

Trivia

  • Money Krabs CS

    Mr. Krabs showing his love for money

    Sometimes, money (mostly coins) have the ability of speech and moving the face of the figure just as a gag. Examples include:
  • Like U.S. currency, the coins are the same colors as their real counterpart.
    • Although in the episode "Skill Crane," the quarters are gold instead of silver, meaning they might be more like doubloons.
  • Money wants to be spent, as seen in "Money Talks." However, Mr. Krabs does not want to spend it, due to his greed.
  • In "Wet Painters," it is revealed that Mr. Krabs has his first dollar ever earned framed on his wall.
  • Due to how much Mr. Krabs loves money, he is sometimes seen made of money as possibly him using himself to store money.

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