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#393156 - Sun Oct 21 2007 04:31 AM This Weeks Theme Is Money
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What does your local currency look like? Do you have any photos of older coins or paper currency that you would like to post? If you do here is the place!
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#393157 - Sun Oct 21 2007 04:46 AM Re: This Weeks Theme Is Money
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Wow! Funny you should say that. I went to get some photos from a high building here. One of the famous places is the IFC(International Finance Centre) in Central. The pictures were not too good because of polution, but there is a money exhibition there on the 54th floor.
These are notes that we are using at the moment. A bit Mickey Mouse, but colourful and very hard to forge apparently! I had to put the link as you cannot see them well if I resize this one.
http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g152/rensara/money-1.jpg
They depict scenes around HK, the new bridge(Lantau Link being one)
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#393158 - Sun Oct 21 2007 05:41 AM Re: This Weeks Theme Is Money
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This is some of what the Canadian Bill's look like .The Fifty Dollar Bill is colored Red and we have Coins for the 1 and 2 dollar bills which we call Loonies and Toonies.





This is a picture of the Loonie and the toonie. The Loonie is the Gold colored one and has a Loon on the back and the toonie is the silver one with a bear on the back.


http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p307/BonnieLSchween/PA200003.jpg
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#393159 - Sun Oct 21 2007 10:16 AM Re: This Weeks Theme Is Money
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When I was on vacation a couple of weeks ago, I was in Las Vegas, NV. In the hallway between Bally's and Paris Casino's is this stack $1 million. The picture is a litte dark and fuzzy because it was taken with my cell phone.

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#393160 - Mon Oct 22 2007 12:33 PM Re: This Weeks Theme Is Money
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The coin is a British Winston Churchill Crown (1965), along with a rival note from Germany - the 1 Rentenmark (1937).
A bit worse for wear I know.


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#393161 - Mon Oct 22 2007 12:42 PM Re: This Weeks Theme Is Money
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I also have a photo of that $1 million dollars from Vegas, ClaraSue! Must be a popular photo spot.

Here's a photo of some US $1 coins - top left is the Eisenhower dollar (1971-1978), to the right of it is the back of the 1976 bicentennial silver dollar. Bottom left is a 1979 Susan B. Anthony dollar, and bottom right is a 2000 Sacagawea dollar.

Click to See
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#393162 - Mon Oct 22 2007 04:36 PM Re: This Weeks Theme Is Money
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Australian notes are all made from polymer plastic, and are virtually indestructible. From the top, there is the $100 (I do not get to see too many of these!), $50, $20, $10 and $5.

The coins are (top right),50c, 20c, 5c, and lower left, 10c, $2, $1.

I added in a collector coin- it is a painted $1 coin, depicting a Great White Shark, in full colour.
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#393163 - Mon Oct 22 2007 05:27 PM Re: This Weeks Theme Is Money
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Australian notes are all made from polymer plastic, and are virtually indestructible




Not if you get them near a heat source!



My mother-in-law always refers to our money as "funny money". She thinks it is rather strange being different sizes and colours because American notes are all green and the same size.
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#393164 - Mon Oct 22 2007 10:01 PM Re: This Weeks Theme Is Money
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I have never been rich enough to be able to afford to burn the stuff!
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#393165 - Mon Oct 22 2007 11:38 PM Re: This Weeks Theme Is Money
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Argentine peso bills are different colors as well. Here is a picture with the different bills we have: $100, $50, $20, $10, $5 and $2. And then the coins, which are: $1, 50c, 25c, 10c and 5c. There are also 1c coins but they are not very common and I couldn't find one to include in the picture.

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#393166 - Mon Oct 22 2007 11:50 PM Re: This Weeks Theme Is Money
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I took photos in the Millennium Dome, and all of them were printed except a couple of displays of fake banknotes. They were perfectly clear negatives, so I took them back to be printed, and to see if there was any reason why they had been missed. Apparently the photo printers were scared to print those exposures in case they were going to be used by forgers.

Irrelevant, but about as silly as the company which not only refused to print a woman's snaps of her baby son in the bath, but also reported her to the police. Add that to the pictures that regularly got lost, and I suppose it's not surprising that digital cameras and home printing have taken off.
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#393167 - Tue Oct 23 2007 01:17 AM Re: This Weeks Theme Is Money
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A photo of not very much money at all. The early morning sun is making this 10 Pence coin look slightly red.

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#393168 - Tue Oct 23 2007 03:35 AM Re: This Weeks Theme Is Money
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My mother-in-law always refers to our money as "funny money". She thinks it is rather strange being different sizes and colours because American notes are all green and the same size.



It's not that funny. It makes sense having different colours at least, so you can check what you are being given without having to actually look.

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#393169 - Tue Oct 23 2007 04:14 AM Re: This Weeks Theme Is Money
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The us bills are starting to include color. Pale, but colored. This is to make them harder to counterfit. They are new enough that it still seems strange to me to see color on the bills besides green.
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#393170 - Tue Oct 23 2007 09:02 AM Re: This Weeks Theme Is Money
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This year the United States has begun issuing $1 coins with each President's image on the reverse side. The US Mint intends to issue 4 coins a year. We bought a roll of these (Washington is on the other side) to use for tips on our vacation in March. They are colored gold, and composed primarily of brass, which is very different from our other coins. For several reason, $1 coins don't seem to be very popular here. The Mint has tried several times over the years and none has met with much success...


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#393171 - Tue Oct 23 2007 11:05 AM Re: This Weeks Theme Is Money
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I've always done quite a lot of travelling, and years ago became interested in the variety of 'left over' currencies I'd collected. This became a hobby, and I collected many old, antique and historic notes from around the world.
However this theme is specifically for notes of your own country, so my favourite British note is the elegant 1 note of George V's reign.


I also considered posting an image of ten shilling (or ten bob as they were commonly called) notes, so have posted this in photo-a-day!
Incidentally I believe it may be illegal to post exact images of British banknotes, so have deliberately erased the serial number from this image.

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#393172 - Tue Oct 23 2007 11:57 AM Re: This Weeks Theme Is Money
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I haven't been to the bank this week so there are no 20 notes here (they are larger and blue), and I don't bother with anything larger than 20. We use a mixture of various British currency here and I only had a few Jersey coins in my purse just now. We do have a Jersey 1 coin but we also hang onto our pound notes.

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#393173 - Wed Oct 24 2007 06:27 PM Re: This Weeks Theme Is Money
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For several reason, $1 coins don't seem to be very popular here. The Mint has tried several times over the years and none has met with much success...




The metrocard machines give change in $1 coins. Most people dislike them because they're often confused with quarters. They're also heavier than bills and make noises when put in a pocket with another coin.

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#393174 - Sat Oct 27 2007 08:45 AM Re: This Weeks Theme Is Money
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We've already seen some Canadian money, so this is a shot of what used to be my local currency - some Euros left over from when I lived in Spain.


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#393175 - Sat Oct 27 2007 10:33 PM Re: This Weeks Theme Is Money
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This weeks slide show is here.
Happy Halloween.
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#393176 - Sun Oct 28 2007 03:37 AM Re: This Weeks Theme Is Money
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Thanks Roos and everyone. Please send all the photographed money to:

'TW c/o FunTrivia'

Time to head over to this week's 'Numbers' theme.
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