Strange Coins and Currency of the World

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28 Nov 2018, 9:15 pm

I've never had an issue counting and handing over notes , but now with the polymer notes I've got to count them 3 times and still feel like I've given too much money , they give me anxiety :roll:


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28 Nov 2018, 9:21 pm

I fold the wad in half in my wallet, then slip the notes out from the centre of the fold, if that makes sense.
Find it easier to count that way.


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28 Nov 2018, 9:32 pm

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I fold the wad in half in my wallet, then slip the notes out from the centre of the fold, if that makes sense.
Find it easier to count that way.


It's not a huge problem as I barely have a wad of cash , don't even have a wallet.


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28 Nov 2018, 9:42 pm

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We've got aussie style notes now ( Polymer ) , they are horrible and slippery

We have them in Canada too. I really dislike them but they are durable! My husband was out walking a couple of winters ago and found a fifty dollar bill buried in slush and ice. The old bills would have fallen apart, but this one held up nicely.



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28 Nov 2018, 10:04 pm

That's there only plus point ^ imo ( washing machine proof )


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29 Nov 2018, 2:29 am

Human nature doesn't change much over the millennia. The practice of "damnatio memoriae" — to damn the memory [of someone] — was often carried out on ancient coins, scraping or scarring the image of a hated character, like Nero:

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And to show things are still the same, here's a banknote from the former Zaire, which a new government kept in circulation with the old dictator's head punched out:

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29 Nov 2018, 4:04 am

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That's there only plus point ^ imo ( washing machine proof )

Us currency is designed to be durable but it’s still paper. I’ve found bills on the street soaked and they dry out fine.
Why not use that paper .

Also are there any mods who could remove my posts here before this one?



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29 Nov 2018, 4:15 am

sly279 wrote:
SaveFerris wrote:
That's there only plus point ^ imo ( washing machine proof )

Us currency is designed to be durable but it’s still paper. I’ve found bills on the street soaked and they dry out fine.
Why not use that paper .



The only thing I can think of is security features , the old bank notes in the UK would pass a UV light test but if you washed them , they failed the test.


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29 Nov 2018, 4:32 am

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And to show things are still the same, here's a banknote from the former Zaire, which a new government kept in circulation with the old dictator's head punched out:


It's considered art nowadays , so many to choose from , here are 4

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Maybe there is some truth in the film Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

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and a Banksy

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29 Nov 2018, 1:43 pm

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Was sorting through my desk drawer and found my example of this one. So, drinks are on me. :mrgreen:

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Maybe we could pay our EU divorce settlement with Zimbabwe-banknotes :mrgreen:



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29 Nov 2018, 1:48 pm

SaveFerris wrote:
sly279 wrote:
SaveFerris wrote:
That's there only plus point ^ imo ( washing machine proof )

Us currency is designed to be durable but it’s still paper. I’ve found bills on the street soaked and they dry out fine.
Why not use that paper .



The only thing I can think of is security features , the old bank notes in the UK would pass a UV light test but if you washed them , they failed the test.


I think ours have no problem with that
They also imbed bands in it. The new 100 is terrible though as they just glue the band in top and it easiest falls off and now the bill is invalid, loca news did a story in it where they went down and got s brand new one folded it once and the band came off.
I only get 50 and 20 bills for that reason, as they seemed to stop upgrading the currency after the 100



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29 Nov 2018, 1:52 pm

fluffysaurus wrote:
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Was sorting through my desk drawer and found my example of this one. So, drinks are on me. :mrgreen:

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Maybe we could pay our EU divorce settlement with Zimbabwe-banknotes :mrgreen:

I might be willing to fund that noble effort myself. All I would require in exchange would be a modest statue in Trafalgar Square, labeled something like, "Savior of the Nation." Have Liz ring me up if interested. :mrgreen:


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29 Nov 2018, 2:02 pm

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Was sorting through my desk drawer and found my example of this one. So, drinks are on me. :mrgreen:

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Maybe we could pay our EU divorce settlement with Zimbabwe-banknotes :mrgreen:

I might be willing to fund that noble effort myself. All I would require in exchange would be a modest statue in Trafalgar Square, labeled something like, "Savior of the Nation." Have Liz ring me up if interested. :mrgreen:

No problem, except it would have to say 'Savour of the Nation' because we'll sell our landmarks, our pride, our monarch, and our souls, but were keeping the U.



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29 Nov 2018, 2:09 pm

^ The U is certainly negotiable. I do have a soft spot for quaint archaisms. I might need an extra layer of gold leaf on the statue in exchange, though.


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29 Nov 2018, 2:16 pm

fluffysaurus wrote:
Darmok wrote:
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Darmok wrote:
Was sorting through my desk drawer and found my example of this one. So, drinks are on me. :mrgreen:

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Maybe we could pay our EU divorce settlement with Zimbabwe-banknotes :mrgreen:

I might be willing to fund that noble effort myself. All I would require in exchange would be a modest statue in Trafalgar Square, labeled something like, "Savior of the Nation." Have Liz ring me up if interested. :mrgreen:

No problem, except it would have to say 'Savour of the Nation' because we'll sell our landmarks, our pride, our monarch, and our souls, but were keeping the U.
but dropping the I ?


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