YES, there is real money inside our Money Candles! The money is either $1 coins and or paper money as shown below. The locations for the money can be found either under the lid on the jar and or tin candles and or in the wax (either top, middle and or bottom depending upon when it was put in during the pouring process). If the $5, $10, $20, $50 and or $100 bills are not located under the lid of the jar candles then they will be found in a fireproof safe metal pill case which will be revealed when the candle burns down. The original hearth money candles will always have the money located inside the actual candle and will be revealed once burnt down to the level of the inserted money.